Rain was the big winner on the opening day of the crucial final round of Sunfoil Series action after the weather forced abandonments in Durban, Potchefstroom and Centurion on Thursday.
The wet conditions sweeping across the country meant that not a ball was bowled in all three matches – the Dolphins against the Warriors at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, the Highveld Lions against the Cape Cobras at Senwes Park or the Titans against the Knights at SuperSport Park.
It means that all the games will now effectively be three-day encounters as five teams vie for the title.
The Warriors (128,04) currently lead the race and their position will only be strengthened by the bleak weather, while the Cobras (127,02), the Knights (124,32) and the Titans (121,58) were closely behind going into the 10th and final round of games.
The Dolphins (114,44) also have a mathematical chance of winning the four-day crown.
England lost their first four wickets in less than 20 overs against Pakistan.
Masood spent almost eight hours at the crease as his career-best knock lifted the tourists to 326.
Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer finished with three wickets apiece.
Masood’s last two Test knocks saw him make tons in Karachi and Rawalpindi.
The hosts took three wickets for just 48 runs in the morning session.
The head coach was disappointed his bowlers let early good work go to waste against the tourists.
The tourists reached 139 for two on a rain-affected day at Old Trafford.
Babar hit 11 boundaries of the highest order in an unbeaten stay of exactly 100 balls.
Mark Wood finished the job.
Pakistan made a solid start after deciding to bat first.