Yorkshire Survive Akhter Blaze Thanks to Masood’s 140


Yorkshire Batters Back From Early Wobble Against Gloucestershire. Shan Masood’s fighting century rescued Yorkshire on the opening day of their County Championship clash against Gloucestershire.

Despite losing key wickets early, including England’s Joe Root and Harry Brook for a combined 28 runs, Yorkshire managed to post a competitive 326 all out.

Yorkshire Rebuild After Early Setbacks

Gloucestershire started brightly, dismissing both openers cheaply. However, Masood, the Pakistani Test captain, steadied the ship. He batted flawlessly, reaching his 26th first-class century with 15 boundaries. Wicketkeeper Jonny Tattersall (56) and Matt Milnes (51) provided valuable support, helping Yorkshire recover from 90-5.

Zaman Akhter Takes Center Stage for Yorkshire

Zaman Akhter was the star with the ball for Yorkshire, claiming a career-best five-wicket haul for 85 runs. He dismissed both Root and Brook cheaply, disrupting Gloucestershire’s early momentum.

Gloucestershire Struggle in Reply

Gloucestershire’s reply got off to a shaky start, mirroring Yorkshire’s earlier struggles. They lost their first two wickets before the close, trailing by a massive 298 runs. Openers Chris Dent and Ollie Price fell cheaply, leaving them with a mountain to climb.

Masood’s Knock the Key for Yorkshire

Masood’s knock was crucial for Yorkshire. He showed great composure and batted with a clear head, ensuring Yorkshire had a decent total to defend. With three wickets remaining and Gloucestershire still far behind, Yorkshire will be confident of extending their lead on day two.

Yorkshire Survive Akhter Blaze Thanks to Masood’s 140

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