Shah Masood, Pakistan’s left-handed opener, has set a new record for the highest individual score by a Pakistani opener in the County Championship. He accomplished the feat while representing Derbyshire against Sussex.
The in-form left-hander scored a massive 239 runs before being removed by James Coles, with Mohammad Rizwan taking the catch and assisting his side in posting a massive 505-run first-innings total.
Masood, who is making his County debut, has scored 91 and 62 runs in his first match. This is only his second game, but he is the County Championship’s leading scorer this season.
According to the statistics, Shan Masood’s innings yesterday surpassed that of former Pakistan legend Zaheer Abbas, who scored 230 against Kent in 1976. Younis Ahmad scored 221 points for Worcestershire against Nottinghamshire in 1979.
Younis Khan, a Pakistani batting legend, scored 217 against Hampshire while representing Yorkshire in 2007. The top five highest scores by Pakistani batters in the County Championship are listed below.
It is worth noting that the left-hander has been in excellent form, as evidenced by his outstanding performance in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL). He scored 478 runs at an average of 39.83.
Shan was returned to the domestic circuit after failing in the 2020-21 Test series against New Zealand, but he was recalled to the national squad for the Test series against Australia. He didn’t get the chance because Imam-ul-Haq was outstanding throughout the series.
It is worth noting that several Pakistani players are competing in the County Championship this summer and are in excellent form.