Shan Masood becomes first Pakistan to hit two double tons in English county championship

Shan Masood. Picture: AFP/report    

DERBY: In a significant success, Shan Masood rewrote historical past along with his dazzling efficiency on Friday changing into the primary Pakistani to put up two back-to-back double centuries within the English county championship.

The 32-year-old batter is representing county Derbyshire. He performed a knock of 219 off 268 deliveries in opposition to Leicestershire on Friday to attain his 2nd consecutive double-century. Within the earlier fit, he had scored 239 in opposition to Sussex.

Masood is the primary Pakistani batter to attain two double centuries in two consecutive innings within the county championship.

He’s the 2d Pakistani batter to take action in first class cricket after Arshad Parvez, who had scored 243 (vs Baluchistan) and 236 (vs MCB) in BCCP Patron’s Trophy in 1978.

The closing time any Asian batter was once ready to attain back-to-back double centuries within the county championship was once prior to partition, in 1933, when Nawab Iftikharuddin scored 231 and 224 in 1933 for Worcestershire.

Masood was once lost sight of for Check fits in opposition to Australia. Alternatively, he has proved to be in the most efficient type of his existence by way of gathering general 611 runs in simply 4 innings he has performed within the county championship this season.

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