Sports: Cricket: Shan Masood helps Pakistan cross 300 in first inning

Karachi

Karachi:Pakistan opener Shan Masood scored impressive 156 runs and anchored the inning for visiting Pakistan cricket team helping the side put on board a respectable 326 runs in the first inning of the first Test against England in Manchester.

The opening batsman help his side cross 300-mark and lost his wicket when Pakistan reached 317-9. He also became the first Pakistan opener to score a century in England since Saeed Anwar, who achieved the feat back in 1996.

Moreover, he was well-supported by spinner Shadab Khan, who scored 45 runs, and the duo helped the side reach 281-6.

Pakistan resumed the afternoon session at 187-5 with Shan Masood and Shadab Khan at the crease.

England pacers had the Pakistan batting lineup on the ropes by taking wickets at regular intervals.

England had good start on Day 2 as they dismissed in-form Babar Azam for 69.