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Some interesting stats on Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah at the end of the Manchester Test

Some interesting stats on Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah at the end of the Manchester Test

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 221 wickets in tests and 99 wickets in tests on away soil. He needs one more wicket for his 100th wicket on away soil. If he gets it, he would then become the ninth Pakistan bowler to capture 100 wickets on away aoil.

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs W 5 10
1 Wasim Akram 62 109 14629 6278 255 17 4
2 Imran Khan 50 83 11785 5127 199 13 3
3 Waqar Younis 49 86 9326 5115 197 11 2
4 Danish Kaneria 30 58 9183 4873 139 9 0
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 31 52 7866 3773 118 6 1
6 Saeed Ajmal 23 44 7239 3230 111 7 3
7 Saqlain Mushtaq 24 42 7207 3192 106 9 3
8 Mohammad Amir 30 56 6334 2987 101 4 0
9 Yasir Shah 21 38 6122 3550 099 8 1

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 99 wickets in tests on away soil. He needs one more wicket for his 100th wicket on away soil. If he gets it, he would then become the 69th bowler to capture 100 wickets on away soil in the annals of test cricket.

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 42 wickets in tests against England. He became the sixth Pakistsn bowler to aggregate 40 plus wickets against England. Others are – Abdul Qadir {82}, Wasim Akram {57}, Waqar Younis {50}, Inthikab Alam {49} and Imran Khan {47}      

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 27 wickets in tests against England in England. He became the seventh Pakistan bowler to aggregate 25 plus wickets against England in England. The following table lists all the seven bowlers

No Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs W 5 10
1 Wasim Akram 14 23 564.3 123 1523 53 2 0
2 Imran Khan 12 19 486.3 116 1158 47 4 1
3 Waqar Younis 10 16 362.1 065 1237 45 3 0
4 Mohammad Amir 10 18 350.4 074 1007 38 2 0
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 08 13 373.4 089 0922 32 2 0
6 Yasir Shah 05 10 286.0 038 0939 27 2 1
7 Fazal Mahmood 06 08 278.0 075 0740 25 2 1

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 27 wickets in tests against England in England He became the second Pakistan spin bowler to aggregate 25 plus wickets against England in England after Mushtaq Ahmed. The following table lists both these bowlers with their performances

No Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs W 5 10
1 Mushtaq Ahmed 08 13 373.4 089 0922 32 2 0
2 Yasir Shah 05 10 286.0 038 0939 27 2 1

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 99 wickets in tests on away soil. He needs one more wicket for his 100th wicket on away soil. If he gets it, he would then become the 21st bowler to capture 100 wickets on away soil in the annals of test cricket.

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 99 wickets in tests on away soil. He needs one more wicket for his 100th wicket on away soil. If he gets it, he would then become the fifth Pakistan bowler to capture 100 wickets on away soil in the annals of test cricket.  The following table lists these five bowlers with their performances.

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts 5 10
1 Danish Kaneria 30 58 9183 4873 139 9 0
2 Mushtaq Ahmed 31 52 7866 3773 118 6 1
3 Saeed Ajmal 23 44 7239 3230 111 7 3
4 Saqlain Mushtaq 24 42 7207 3192 106 9 3
5 Yasir Shah 21 38 6122 3550 099 8 1

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 27 wickets in tests against England on away soil. He became the 24th spin bowler to aggregate 25 plus wickets against England on away soil in the annals of test cricket.

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in this game fetched him an aggregate of 42 wickets in tests against England. He became the 32nd bowler to aggregate 40 plus wickets against England in the annals of test cricket.

Stats highlights of the fourth day’s play of the Manchester Test between England and Pakistan

Stats highlights of the fourth day’s play of the Manchester Test between England and Pakistan

Shan Masood of Pakistan scored 156 and Zero in this test. His feat provides the 19th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a century and a zero in a test. It also provides the 35th occasion of a batsman performing such a feat against England. It also provides the fourth occasion of a Pakistan batsman performing such a feat against England. All such occasions are tabulated below. It is interesting to note that all the four batsmen have scored zero in their second innings.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 Javed Burki 140 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
2 Shoaib Malik 245 0 Pak Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
3 Misbah-ul-Haq 114 0 Pak Eng Lord’s 14 Jul 2016
4 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s 156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 51st occasion of a batsman’s century and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. It also provides the sixth occasion of a Pakistan batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
2 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
3 Mohd Wasim 0 109* Pak NZl Lahore 21 Nov 1996
4 Younis Khan 147 0 Pak Ind Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
5 Asad Shafiq 104 0 Pak NZl Abu Dhabi 03 Dec 2018
6 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the ninth occasion of a batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain against England. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 GHS Trott 0 143 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
3 RH Catterall 0 120 SAF Eng Birmingham 14 Jun 1924
4 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
5 VL Manjrekar 133 0 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
6 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
7 MEK Hussey 0 121 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
8 RL Chase 0 102* Win Eng Gros Islet 09 Feb 2019
9 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the ninth occasion of a batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain at Manchester. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 GA Faulkner 122* 0 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
2 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
3 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s 156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 51st occasion of a batsman’s 150 plus runs and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below. Shan Masood became the first Pakistan batsman to witness his 150 plus runs and a duck in a losing cause.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
3 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
4 RT Ponting 242 0 Aus Ind Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
5 BC Lara 153 0 Win Pak Kingston 03 Jun 2005
6 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
7 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
8 Shakib Al Hasan 217 0 Ban NZl Wellington 12 Jan 2017
9 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s  156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 18th occasion of an opening batsman’s century and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket.

It also provides the third occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
2 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
3 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the second occasion of an opening batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain against England. Both such occasions are tabulated below. 6It is interesting to note that Shan Masood’s feat was after 84 years. Prior to this Australian JW Fingleton’s 100 and duck went in vain in Dec 1936 against England.

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
2 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s  156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 18th occasion of an opening batsman’s 150 plus runs and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
2 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
3 MS Atapattu 120 0 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
4 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
5 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
6 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

JC Buttler scored 75 in this test to provide the 218th occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings. It also provides the 115th occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings on home soil.

JC Buttler scored 75 in this test to provide the 19th occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings. It also provides the 13th occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings on home soil and also the third such occasion at Manchester against Pakistan. The other two occasions are – 59 by BN French in Jul 1967 and 58 by JM Bairstow in Jul 2016. Thus JC Buttler’s 75 in this game represent the highest individual score by a England wicket keeper batsman against Pakistan at Manchester.

JC Buttler scored 75 in this test to provide the eighth occasion of his scoring a fifty an England wicket keeper batsman in a test innings. It also provides the first occasion of his scoring a fifty an England wicket keeper batsman in a test innings against Pakistan.

JC Buttler-CR Woakes added 139 runs for the sixth wicket to provide the 95th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. It also provides the 61st such occasion on home soil

JC Buttler-CR Woakes added 139 runs for the sixth wicket to provide the ekevnth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan for the sixth wicket. It also provides the sixth such occasion on home soil and also the first such occasion at Manchester.

JC Buttler-CR Woakes aaded 139 runs for the sixth wicket to provide the second occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket against Pakistan in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the first such occasion on home soil

No Partners Wkt Runs I Ground Start Date
1 RW Barber, ER Dexter 6 101* 4 Lahore 21 Oct 1961
2 JC Buttler, CR Woakes 6 139 4 Manchester 05 Aug 2020

JC Buttler-CR Woakes aaded 139 runs for the sixth wicket to provide the eighth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the first such occasion on home soil

No Partners Wkt Runs I Ground Start Date
1 RW Barber, ER Dexter 6 101* 4 Lahore 21 Oct 1961
2 G Boycott, JM Brearley 1 185 4 Hyd-Pak 02 Jan 1978
3 G Fowler, CJ Tavare 1 103 4 Leeds 26 Aug 1982
4 MA Atherton, AJ Stewart 2 154 4 Lord’s 25 Jul 1996
5 MA Atherton, ME Trescothick 1 146 4 Manchester 31 May 2001
6 AJ Strauss, IJL Trott 2 111* 4 Birmingham 06 Aug 2010
7 IR Bell, JE Root 3 102 4 Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2015
8 JC Buttler, CR Woakes 6 139 4 Manchester 05 Aug 2020

CR Woakes scored 84 not out in this game to provide the 21st occasion of an England batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the 12th such occasion on home soil

JC Buttler scored 75 and CR Woakes scored 84 not out in this game to provide the seventh occasion of two England batsmen scoring fifties against Pakistan in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the fifth such occasion on home soil

JC Buttler scored 75 and CR Woakes scored 84 not out in this game to provide the second occasion of two England batsmen batting at number six and seven scoring fifties against any opposition in the fourth innings of a test.

No Pos Player Runs I Opp Ground Start Date
1 6 JM Bairstow 54 4 SAF Lord’s 16 Aug 2012
  7 MJ Prior 73 4 SAF Lord’s 16 Aug 2012
               
2 6 JC Buttler 75 4 Pak Manchester 05 Aug 2020
  7 CR Woakes 84* 4 Pak Manchester 05 Aug 2020

JC Buttler scored 75 and CR Woakes scored 84 not out in this game to provide the first occasion of two England batsmen batting at number six and seven scoring fifties against Pakistan in the fourth innings of a test.

England won this game by three wickets to carve its 374th win in tests. It also represents its 223rd win on home soil.

England won this game by three wickets to carve its 26th win in tests against Pakistan. It also represents its 24th win on home soil against Pakistan

England won this game by three wickets to carve its second win in tests against Pakistan by three wickets margin. It also represents its second such win on home soil against Pakistan. The other occasion was at Leeds in August 1982.

Shan Masood’s 156 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 61st occasion of a Pakistan’s batsman’s century going in vain. It also provides the 45th such occasion against England in England.

Shan Masood’s 156 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 32nd occasion of a Pakistan’s batsman’s century going in vain against England. It also provides the eighth such occasion against England in England.

Shan Masood’s 156 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 13th occasion of a Pakistan’s opening batsman’s century going in vain against England. It also provides the fifth such occasion against England in England.

Shan Masood joins the list of opening batsmen who have witnessed their century and a duck in a test in losing cause

Shan Masood joins the list of opening batsmen who have witnessed their century and a duck in a test in losing cause

Shan Masood’s  156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 18th occasion of an opening batsman’s century and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
2 MH Mankad 111 0 Ind Aus Melbourne 06 Feb 1948
3 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
4 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
5 GR Marsh 118 0 Aus NZl Auckland 13 Mar 1986
6 NS Sidhu 116 0 Ind Win Kingston 28 Apr 1989
7 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
8 MA Atherton 144 0 Eng Win Georgetown 17 Mar 1994
9 M Prabhakar 120 0* Ind Win Mohali 10 Dec 1994
10 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
11 MS Atapattu 120 0 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
12 Javed Omar 119 0 Ban Pak Peshawar 27 Aug 2003
13 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
14 AN Cook 115 0 Eng SAF The Oval 19 Jul 2012
15 S Dhawan 0 115 Ind NZl Auckland 06 Feb 2014
16 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
17 KK Jennings 112 0 Eng Ind Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
18 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the third occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
2 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
3 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the second occasion of an opening batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain against England. Both such occasions are tabulated below. 6It is interesting to note that Shan Masood’s feat was after 84 years. Prior to this Australian JW Fingleton’s 100 and duck went in vain in Dec 1936 against England.

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
2 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s  156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 18th occasion of an opening batsman’s 150 plus runs and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
2 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
3 MS Atapattu 120 0 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
4 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
5 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
6 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Shan Masood became the first Pakistan batsman to witness his 150 plus runs and a duck in a losing cause.

Shan Masood became the first Pakistan batsman to witness his 150 plus runs and a duck in a losing cause.

Shan Masood’s 156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 51st occasion of a batsman’s century and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 GHS Trott 0 143 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
3 JH Sinclair 0 104 SAF Aus Cape Town 08 Nov 1902
4 G Gunn 122* 0 Eng Aus Sydney 21 Feb 1908
5 GA Faulkner 122* 0 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
6 RH Catterall 0 120 SAF Eng Birmingham 14 Jun 1924
7 FE Woolley 0 123 Eng Aus Sydney 19 Dec 1924
8 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
9 MH Mankad 111 0 Ind Aus Melbourne 06 Feb 1948
10 VL Manjrekar 133 0 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
11 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
12 IM Chappell 138 0 Aus Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
13 AI Kallicharran 0 103* Win Ind Trinidad 07 Apr 1976
14 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
15 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
16 GR Marsh 118 0 Aus NZl Auckland 13 Mar 1986
17 NS Sidhu 116 0 Ind Win Kingston 28 Apr 1989
18 DI Gower 100 0 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1990
19 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
20 A Ranatunga 127 0 Srl Aus Col-SSC 17 Aug 1992
21 MD Crowe 0 107 NZl Srl Col-SSC 06 Dec 1992
22 CC Lewis 0 117 Eng Ind Chennai 11 Feb 1993
23 MA Atherton 144 0 Eng Win Georgetown 17 Mar 1994
24 M Prabhakar 120 0* Ind Win Mohali 10 Dec 1994
25 GP Thorpe 123 0 Eng Aus Perth 03 Feb 1995
26 Mohd Wasim 0 109* Pak NZl Lahore 21 Nov 1996
27 CL Hooper 0 106 Win Pak Karachi 06 Dec 1997
28 GA Hick 107 0 Eng Srl The Oval 27 Aug 1998
29 SR Tendulkar 0 136 Ind Pak Chennai 28 Jan 1999
30 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
31 MS Atapattu 120 0 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
32 D Ganga 0 113 Win Aus Georgetown 10 Apr 2003
33 Javed Omar 119 0 Ban Pak Peshawar 27 Aug 2003
34 RT Ponting 242 0 Aus Ind Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
35 S Chanderpaul 0 109 Win SAF Durban 26 Dec 2003
36 Younis Khan 147 0 Pak Ind Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
37 BC Lara 153 0 Win Pak Kingston 03 Jun 2005
38 Mohd Ashraful 0 129* Ban Srl Col-PSS 03 Jul 2007
39 M Jayawardene 104 0 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007
40 MEK Hussey 0 121 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
41 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
42 AN Cook 115 0 Eng SAF The Oval 19 Jul 2012
43 DG Brownlie 0 109 NZl SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2013
44 S Dhawan 0 115 Ind NZl Auckland 06 Feb 2014
45 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
46 KK Jennings 112 0 Eng Ind Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
47 Shakib Al Hasan 217 0 Ban NZl Wellington 12 Jan 2017
48 Asad Shafiq 104 0 Pak NZl Abu Dhabi 03 Dec 2018
49 RL Chase 0 102* Win Eng Gros Islet 09 Feb 2019
50 Q de Kock 111 0 SAF Ind Vizag 02 Oct 2019
51 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the sixth occasion of a Pakistan batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
2 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
3 Mohd Wasim 0 109* Pak NZl Lahore 21 Nov 1996
4 Younis Khan 147 0 Pak Ind Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
5 Asad Shafiq 104 0 Pak NZl Abu Dhabi 03 Dec 2018
6 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the ninth occasion of a batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain against England  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 GHS Trott 0 143 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
3 RH Catterall 0 120 SAF Eng Birmingham 14 Jun 1924
4 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
5 VL Manjrekar 133 0 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
6 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
7 MEK Hussey 0 121 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
8 RL Chase 0 102* Win Eng Gros Islet 09 Feb 2019
9 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

It also provides the ninth occasion of a batsman’s century and duck in a test going in vain at Manchester. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 GA Faulkner 122* 0 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
2 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
3 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s 156 and duck in the just concluded Manchester test between Pakistan and England was  in vain to provide the 51st occasion of a batsman’s 150 plus runs and duck  in a losing cause in the history of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below. Shan Masood became the first Pakistan batsman to witness his 150 plus runs and a duck in a losing cause.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 AC Hudson 163 0 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
3 SL Campbell 170 0 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999
4 RT Ponting 242 0 Aus Ind Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
5 BC Lara 153 0 Win Pak Kingston 03 Jun 2005
6 Tamim Iqbal 0 151 Ban Ind Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
7 FDM Karunaratne 0 152 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
8 Shakib Al Hasan 217 0 Ban NZl Wellington 12 Jan 2017
9 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Shan Masood scores a century and a duck at Manchester

Shan Masood scores a century and a duck at Manchester

Shan Masood of Pakistan scored 156 and Zero in the ongoing test against England at Manchester. His feat provides the 18th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a century and a zero in a test, All such occasions are tabulated below

Nov Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 Imtiaz Ahmed 209 0 Pak NZl Lahore 26 Oct 1955
2 Imtiaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Win Kingston 26 Feb 1958
3 Hanif Mohd 160 0 Pak Ind Mum-BS 02 Dec 1960
4 Javed Burki 140 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
5 Asif Iqbal 0 152* Pak Aus Adelaide 24 Dec 1976
6 Sadiq Mohd 105 0 Pak Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
7 Asif Iqbal 0 104 Pak Ind Faisalabad 16 Oct 1978
8 Ijaz Ahmed 122 0 Pak Aus Faisalabad 23 Sep 1988
9 Mohd Wasim 0 109* Pak NZl Lahore 21 Nov 1996
10 Saeed Anwar 0 188* Pak Ind Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
11 Shahid Afridi 107 0 Pak Win Sharjah 07 Feb 2002
12 Younis Khan 147 0 Pak Ind Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
13 Azhar Ali 0 136 Pak Srl Pallekele 08 Jul 2012
14 Shoaib Malik 245 0 Pak Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
15 Misbah-ul-Haq 114 0 Pak Eng Lord’s 14 Jul 2016
16 Asad Shafiq 104 0 Pak NZl Abu Dhabi 03 Dec 2018
17 Azhar Ali 0 118 Pak Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
18 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s feat provides the 35th occasion of a batsman performing such a feat against England. All such occasions are tabulated below

Nov Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 WL Murdoch 0 153* Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
2 GHS Trott 0 143 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
3 C Hill 188 0 Aus Eng Melbourne 29 Jan 1898
4 DG Bradman 0 103* Aus Eng Melbourne 30 Dec 1932
5 JHW Fingleton 100 0 Aus Eng Brisbane 04 Dec 1936
6 DG Bradman 138 0 Aus Eng Nov ttingham 10 Jun 1948
7 SG Barnes 0 141 Aus Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1948
8 RN Harvey 122 0 Aus Eng Manchester 09 Jul 1953
9 GN Yallop 0 114 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
10 DC Boon 103 0 Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
11 AC Gilchrist 0 102* Aus Eng Perth 14 Dec 2006
12 MEK Hussey 0 121 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
13 P Roy 140 0 Ind Eng Mum-BS 14 Dec 1951
14 VL Manjrekar 133 0 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
15 VL Manjrekar 108 0 Ind Eng Chennai 10 Jan 1964
16 DB Vengsarkar 0 103 Ind Eng Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
17 V Sehwag 106 0 Ind Eng Nov ttingham 08 Aug 2002
18 R Dravid 136 0 Ind Eng Mohali 19 Dec 2008
19 JG Wright 116 0 NZl Eng Wellington 06 Feb 1992
20 Javed Burki 140 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
21 Shoaib Malik 245 0 Pak Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
22 Misbah-ul-Haq 114 0 Pak Eng Lord’s 14 Jul 2016
23 RH Catterall 0 120 SAF Eng Birmingham 14 Jun 1924
24 MV Boucher 0 108 SAF Eng Durban 26 Dec 1999
25 IM Barrow 105 0 Win Eng Manchester 22 Jul 1933
26 GS Sobers 0 113* Win Eng Kingston 08 Feb 1968
27 CA Davis 103 0 Win Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1969
28 RC Fredericks 0 138 Win Eng Lord’s 17 Jun 1976
29 IVA Richards 0 182* Win Eng Bridgetown 13 Mar 1981
30 DL Haynes 0 109 Win Eng Bridgetown 05 Apr 1990
31 RB Richardson 104 0 Win Eng Birmingham 25 Jul 1991
32 S Chanderpaul 118 0 Win Eng Georgetown 27 Feb 1998
33 SO Dowrich 0 116* Win Eng Bridgetown 23 Jan 2019
34 RL Chase 0 102* Win Eng Gros Islet 09 Feb 2019
35 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood’s feat provides the fouth occasion of a Pakistan batsman performing such a feat against England. All such occasions are tabulated below. It is interesting to note that all the four batsmen have scored zero in their second innings.

Nov Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 Javed Burki 140 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
2 Shoaib Malik 245 0 Pak Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
3 Misbah-ul-Haq 114 0 Pak Eng Lord’s 14 Jul 2016
4 Shan Masood 156 0 Pak Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Shan Masood of Pakistan joins the list of batsmen who have scored three or more successive test centuries

Shan Masood of Pakistan joins the list of batsmen who have scored three or more successive test centuries

Shan Masood of Pakistan joined the select band of batsmen who have scored three or more centuries in successive tests. His 156 against England in rhe ongoing test at Manchester was his third successive test century. Prior to this knock he had scored 5 and 135 against Sri Lanka ar Karachi in Dec 2019 and 100 against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi in Feb 2020.Test cricket has witnessed 77 occasions of batsmen scoring three or more successive test hundreds.

Shan Masood’s feat provides the ninth occasion of a Pakistan batman performing such a feat. The following table lists all such occasions

No Player Mat 1st 2nd  Opp Ground Match Date
1 Mohd Yousuf 5 192 8  Eng Leeds 04 Aug 2006
      128  Eng The Oval 17 Aug 2006
      192 DNB  Win Lahore 11 Nov 2006
      56 191  Win Multan 19 Nov 2006
      102 124  Win Karachi 27 Nov 2006
               
2 Zaheer Abbas 3 215 DNB  Ind Lahore 10 Dec 1982
      186  Ind Karachi 23 Dec 1982
      168 DNB  Ind Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
               
3 Mudassar Nazar 3 231  Ind Hyd-Pak 14 Jan 1983
      152*  Ind Lahore 23 Jan 1983
      152  Ind Karachi 30 Jan 1983
               
4 Shoaib Mohd 3 203*  NZl Karachi 10 Oct 1990
      105 42*  NZl Lahore 18 Oct 1990
      15 142  NZl Faisalabad 26 Oct 1990
               
5 Mohd Yousuf 3 223  Eng Lahore 29 Nov 2005
      173  Ind Lahore 13 Jan 2006
      65 126  Ind Faisalabad 21 Jan 2006
               
6 Younis Khan 3 106 103*  Aus Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2014
      213 46  Aus Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014
      100* 28  NZl Abu Dhabi 09 Nov 2014
               
7 Mohd Hafeez 3 96 101*  NZl Abu Dhabi 09 Nov 2014
      197 24  NZl Sharjah 26 Nov 2014
      224  Ban Khulna 28 Apr 2015
               
8 Babar Azam 3 102*  Srl Rawalpindi 11 Dec 2019
      60 100*  Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      143  Ban Rawalpindi 07 Feb 2020
               
9 Shan Masood 3 5 135  Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      100  Ban Rawalpindi 07 Feb 2020
      156  Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Statistical highlights of the second day’s play of the first test at Manchester between England and Pakistan

Statistical highlights of the second day’s play of the first test at Manchester between England and Pakistan

Babar Azam of Pakistan scored 69 in the ongoing test at Manchester against England which fetched hin his fifth consecutive fifty in a test innings. He became the seventh Pakistan batsman to achieve this rare feat of scoring five or more consecutive fifties in test innings. The following table lists all the seven batsman who have achieved the feat.

No Player 50s Runs I Opp Ground Match Date
1 Zaheer Abbas 6 91 2 Aus Karachi 22 Sep 1982
      126 1 Aus Faisalabad 30 Sep 1982
      52 2 Aus Lahore 14 Oct 1982
      215 1 Ind Lahore 10 Dec 1982
      186 2 Ind Karachi 23 Dec 1982
      168 2 Ind Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
               
2 Mohd Yousuf 6 128 2 Eng The Oval 17 Aug 2006
      192 2 Win Lahore 11 Nov 2006
      56 1 Win Multan 19 Nov 2006
      191 3 Win Multan 19 Nov 2006
      102 1 Win Karachi 27 Nov 2006
      124 3 Win Karachi 27 Nov 2006
               
3 Misbah-ul-Haq 6 76* 4 RSA Dubai-DSC 12 Nov 2010
      77 2 RSA Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010
      58* 4 RSA Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010
      62 2 NZl Hamilton 07 Jan 2011
      99 2 NZl Wellington 15 Jan 2011
      70* 4 NZl Wellington 15 Jan 2011
               
4 Saeed Anwar 5 50 1 Srl Peshawar 08 Sep 1995
      54 2 Srl Faisalabad 15 Sep 1995
      50 4 Srl Faisalabad 15 Sep 1995
      74 1 Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 1996
      88 3 Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 1996
               
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq 5 53 1 Eng Multan 12 Nov 2005
      72 3 Eng Multan 12 Nov 2005
      109 1 Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
      100* 3 Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
      97 2 Eng Lahore 29 Nov 2005
               
6 Sarfaraz Ahmed 5 55 1 Srl Galle 06 Aug 2014
      52* 3 Srl Galle 06 Aug 2014
      103 2 Srl Col-SSC 14 Aug 2014
      55 4 Srl Col-SSC 14 Aug 2014
      109 1 Aus Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2014
               
7 Babar Azam 5 102* 2 Srl Rawalpindi 11 Dec 2019
      60 1 Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      100* 3 Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      143 2 Ban Rawalpindi 07 Feb 2020
      69 1 Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020

Shan Masood scored 156 in this game to provide the 64th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a century against England. It also provides the 32nd occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a century against England in England.

Shan Masood scored 156 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a century against England. It also provides the fifth occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a century against England in England.

Shan Masood scored 156 in this game to provide the 20th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring 150 plus runs against England. It also provides the 14th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring 150 plus runs against England in England.

Shan Masood scored 158 in this game to provide the fifth occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a 150 plus runs against England. It also provides the fourth occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring 150 plus runs against England in England.

Shan Masood scored 158 in this game to provide the second occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a 150 plus runs against England at Manchester after Aamer Sohail. Aamer Sohail had scored 205 at Manchester in Jul 1992

Shan Masood scored 158 in this game to provide the second occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a 150 plus runs against England at Manchester after Aamer Sohail. Aamer Sohail had scored 205 at Manchester in Jul 1992

Shan Masood scored 156 as an opener and Naseem Shah scored a duck batting at number 11 in this game to provide the second occasion of a Pakistan opener scoring 150 plus runs and the batsman batting at number eleven scored a duck in an innings against England. Both such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Pos Opp Ground Start Date
1 Shoaib Malik 245 2 Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
2 Imran Khan 0 11 Eng Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
             
1 Shan Masood 156 1 Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
2 Naseem Shah 0 11 Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Teams winning a one day international with a delivery to spare

Teams winning a one day international with a delivery to spare

Ireland carved a seven wickets win with a ball to spare against England at Southampton on 04.08.20 to provide the 51st occasion of a team winning a one day international with a delivery to spare.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin BR Opp Ground Start Date
1 NZl won 2 wkts 1  Eng Birmingham 15 Jun 1983
2 NZl won 5 wkts 1  Ind Melbourne 23 Jan 1986
3 Pak won 1 wkts 1  Aus Perth 02 Jan 1987
4 Eng won 3 wkts 1  Aus Sydney 22 Jan 1987
5 NZl won 4 wkts 1  Srl Adelaide 09 Jan 1988
6 Pak won 4 wkts 1  Win Kolkata 01 Nov 1989
7 NZl won 4 wkts 1  Eng Leeds 23 May 1990
8 Srl won 3 wkts 1  RSA Wellington 02 Mar 1992
9 Eng won 3 wkts 1  RSA Melbourne 12 Mar 1992
10 Srl won 4 wkts 1  Ind Jalandhar 20 Feb 1994
11 NZl won 6 wkts 1  Ind Christchurch 02 Apr 1994
12 NZl won 1 wkts 1  Pak Christchurch 17 Dec 1995
13 NZl won 4 wkts 1  Win Port of Spain 29 Mar 1996
14 Pak won 2 wkts 1  Ind Toronto 17 Sep 1996
15 Ind won 3 wkts 1  Pak Dhaka 18 Jan 1998
16 Win won 1 wkts 1  Eng Bridgetown 01 Apr 1998
17 Ind won 2 wkts 1  NZl Napier 12 Jan 1999
18 Ind won 4 wkts 1  RSA Vadodara 17 Mar 2000
19 Zim won 1 wkts 1  Ind Jodhpur 08 Dec 2000
20 Win won 5 wkts 1  Zim Bulawayo 01 Jul 2001
21 Ind won 1 wkts 1  NZl Auckland 11 Jan 2003
22 Pak won 5 wkts 1  Ban Rawalpindi 18 Sep 2003
23 Aus won 2 wkts 1  NZl Pune 03 Nov 2003
24 Aus won 2 wkts 1  Ind Sydney 22 Jan 2004
25 RSA won 1 wkts 1  Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
26 Ind won 5 wkts 1  Win Kingston 18 May 2006
27 Win won 4 wkts 1  Ind Basseterre 23 May 2006
28 Sco won 4 wkts 1  Net Ayr 06 Aug 2006
29 Eng won 3 wkts 1  NZl Hobart 16 Jan 2007
30 Sco won 2 wkts 1  Can Mombasa 18 Jan 2007
31 Eng won 1 wkts 1  Win Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007
32 Win won 4 wkts 1  Sco Dublin 12 Jul 2007
33 Pak won 4 wkts 1  Ind Mohali 08 Nov 2007
34 Pak won 4 wkts 1  Win Abu Dhabi 12 Nov 2008
35 Win won 5 wkts 1  NZl Christchurch 03 Jan 2009
36 Ind won 6 wkts 1  Win Gros Islet 03 Jul 2009
37 Ind won 3 wkts 1  Pak Dambulla 19 Jun 2010
38 Sco won 1 wkts 1  Net Amstelveen 01 Jul 2010
39 Pak won 1 wkts 1  RSA Abu Dhabi 31 Oct 2010
40 Pak won 1 wkts 1  RSA Dubai (DSC) 05 Nov 2010
41 Zim won 1 wkts 1  NZl Bulawayo 25 Oct 2011
42 Srl won 2 wkts 1  RSA Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012
43 Pak won 4 wkts 1  Win Gros Islet 24 Jul 2013
44 Ire won 1 wkts 1  Sco Belfast 06 Sep 2013
45 Pak won 3 wkts 1  Ban Dhaka 04 Mar 2014
46 Pak won 4 wkts 1  Srl Hambantota 23 Aug 2014
47 Aus won 3 wkts 1  Eng Hobart 23 Jan 2015
48 NZl won 4 wkts 1  RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015
49 RSA won 4 wkts 1  NZl Hamilton 19 Feb 2017
50 Win won 1 wkts 1  Ire Bridgetown 09 Jan 2020
51 Ire won 7 wkts 1  Eng Southampton 04 Aug 2020

It also provides second such win for Ireland in one day internationals. Both the occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin BR Opp Ground Start Date
1 Ire won 1 wkts 1  Sco Belfast 06 Sep 2013
2 Ire won 7 wkts 1  Eng Southampton 04 Aug 2020

It also provides fifth such win for a team in one day internationals against England. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin BR Opp Ground Start Date
1 NZl won 2 wkts 1  Eng Birmingham 15 Jun 1983
2 NZl won 4 wkts 1  Eng Leeds 23 May 1990
3 Win won 1 wkts 1  Eng Bridgetown 01 Apr 1998
4 Aus won 3 wkts 1  Eng Hobart 23 Jan 2015
5 Ire won 7 wkts 1  Eng Southampton 04 Aug 2020

Ireland carved a seven wickets win with a ball to spare against England at Southampton on 04.08.20 to provide the first occasion of a team winning a one day international with a delivery to spare by seven wickets. IN other words, it represent the win by most wickets in hand. The following table lists the wins by five or more wickets with a delivery to spare  

No Team Result Margin BR Opp Ground Start Date
1 NZl won 5 wkts 1  Ind Melbourne 23 Jan 1986
2 Win won 5 wkts 1  Zim Bulawayo 01 Jul 2001
3 Pak won 5 wkts 1  Ban Rawalpindi 18 Sep 2003
4 Ind won 5 wkts 1  Win Kingston 18 May 2006
5 Win won 5 wkts 1  NZl Christchurch 03 Jan 2009
6 NZl won 6 wkts 1  Ind Christchurch 02 Apr 1994
6 Ind won 6 wkts 1  Win Gros Islet 03 Jul 2009
8 Ire won 7 wkts 1  Eng Southampton 04 Aug 2020
Babar Azam becomes the seventh Pakistan batman to score five or more fifties in consecutive innings

Babar Azam becomes the seventh Pakistan batman to score five or more fifties in consecutive innings

Babar Azam of Pakistan scored 69 not out on the first day of the ongoing test at Manchester against England which fetched hin his fifth consecutive fifty in a test innings. He became the seventh Pakistan batsman to achieve this rare feat. The following table lists all the seven batsman who have achieved the feat.

No Player 50s Runs I Opp Ground Match Date
1 Zaheer Abbas 6 91 2 Aus Karachi 22 Sep 1982
      126 1 Aus Faisalabad 30 Sep 1982
      52 2 Aus Lahore 14 Oct 1982
      215 1 Ind Lahore 10 Dec 1982
      186 2 Ind Karachi 23 Dec 1982
      168 2 Ind Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
               
2 Mohd Yousuf 6 128 2 Eng The Oval 17 Aug 2006
      192 2 Win Lahore 11 Nov 2006
      56 1 Win Multan 19 Nov 2006
      191 3 Win Multan 19 Nov 2006
      102 1 Win Karachi 27 Nov 2006
      124 3 Win Karachi 27 Nov 2006
               
3 Misbah-ul-Haq 6 76* 4 RSA Dubai-DSC 12 Nov 2010
      77 2 RSA Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010
      58* 4 RSA Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010
      62 2 NZl Hamilton 07 Jan 2011
      99 2 NZl Wellington 15 Jan 2011
      70* 4 NZl Wellington 15 Jan 2011
               
4 Saeed Anwar 5 50 1 Srl Peshawar 08 Sep 1995
      54 2 Srl Faisalabad 15 Sep 1995
      50 4 Srl Faisalabad 15 Sep 1995
      74 1 Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 1996
      88 3 Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 1996
               
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq 5 53 1 Eng Multan 12 Nov 2005
      72 3 Eng Multan 12 Nov 2005
      109 1 Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
      100* 3 Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
      97 2 Eng Lahore 29 Nov 2005
               
6 Sarfaraz Ahmed 5 55 1 Srl Galle 06 Aug 2014
      52* 3 Srl Galle 06 Aug 2014
      103 2 Srl Col-SSC 14 Aug 2014
      55 4 Srl Col-SSC 14 Aug 2014
      109 1 Aus Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2014
               
7 Babar Azam 5 102* 2 Srl Rawalpindi 11 Dec 2019
      60 1 Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      100* 3 Srl Karachi 19 Dec 2019
      143 2 Ban Rawalpindi 07 Feb 2020
      69* 1 Eng Manchester 05 Aug 2020
Statistical highlights of the first day’s play of the first test between England and Pakistan at Manchester

Statistical highlights of the first day’s play of the first test between England and Pakistan at Manchester

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in this test to provide the 140th  occasion of Pakistan doing so.  It also provides the 39th occasion of Pakistan doing so  against England.

Azhar Ali scored a duck in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the 560th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the 147th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in an innings in the annals of test cricket against England.

Azhar Ali scored a duck in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the 52nd occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a duck in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the 14th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in an innings in the annals of test cricket against England.

Azhar Ali became the second Pakistan captain to score a duck against England at Manchester after Inzamam-ul-Huq. Inzamam-ul-Huq had failed to open his account against England at Manchester in Jul 2006. Azhar Ali became the eleventh captain to score a duck against England at Manchester

Azhar Ali’s duck in this test provides the 15th occasion of his scoring a duck in a test innings. He became seventh Pakistan batsman to score 15 or more ducks in tests. Others are – Danish Kaneria {25}, Waqar Younis {21}, Wasim Bari {19}, Younis Khan {19}, Wasin Akram {17} and Umar Gul {15}

Azhar Ali’s duck in this test provides the second occasion of his scoring a duck in a test innings while captaining Pakistan. The other occasion was against Sri Lanka in the first innings at Karachi in Dec 2019.

Azhar Ali’s duck in this test provides the first occasion of his scoring a duck in a test innings while captaining Pakistan against England. In fact this is his first captaincy assignment against England. He had become the 19th captain to lead Pakistan against England.

When bad light stopped play on the first day, Pakistan had scored 139 for 2. Babar Azam batting on 69 not out and Shan Masood batting on 46 not out.

Babar Azam’s 69 not out not only represent his second half century against England but also represent his highest individual score against England. Prior to this he had scored 68 not out at Lord’s in May 2018

Babar Azam’s 69 not out in this game provide the 227th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty against England in one day games. It also represents the  127th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty against England in England.

Babar Azam’s 69 not out in this game provide the 164th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a half century against England in one day games. It also represents the 96th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty against England in England.