RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s Test batsman Shan Masood broke the world record of highest average in 50-over game during the final of National One Day Cup over the weekend.
Shan smashed an unbeaten 182 while batting for Islamabad against Rawalpindi. That innings helped his team reach 380-2 but it was a far from a comfortable win as Rawalpindi made 367-9 from their allotted quota of overs in the semi-final clash.
The left-handed batsman now averages 58.2 in 50-over cricket – the highest in List A games in history, overtaking the great Michael Bevan’s tally of 15,103 runs in 427 matches at an average of 57.86.
Although Shan Masood has played only 71 matches, he has also become only the second batsman in history to score more than 1,000 runs in a 50-over season at an average of more than 100.
Masood’s returns this season are 1,237 runs at an average of 137.44, with Bevan the only other batsman to achieve similar numbers – 1,201 runs at an average of 109.18 in 2000.
Karachi Whites beat Islamabad by 5 wickets in the final of the National One Day Cup – Regions 2017-18 at Rawalpindi Stadium on Sunday.