The Ashes: Watch Usman Khawaja’s household rejoice his Test century

The Ashes: Watch Usman Khawaja’s household rejoice his Test century


Usman Khawaja additionally accomplished his 3,000 runs in Test cricket

By AFP & Web Desk

January 06, 2022

Australias Usman Khawaja celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) on day two of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on January 6, 2022. -AFP
Australia’s Usman Khawaja celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) on day two of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between Australia and England on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on January 6, 2022. -AFP

SYDNEY: The household of Usman Khawaja celebrated his Test century in model when the Australian batter scored the 100th run within the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney.

Khawaja’s spouse, who was within the stands together with their daughter, stood up within the pleasure and cheered for the cricketer on his memorable century which strengthen Australia’s place after a double-wicket breakthrough by Stuart Broad on Thursday.

The Pakistan-born Khawaja, taking part in his first Test for the reason that 2019 Ashes sequence in England instead of Covid-isolated Travis Head, was at his unflappable greatest in notching a Test ton to place Australia in cost at 321 for six at tea.

Khawaja went to the break unconquered on 102 off 202 balls with skipper Pat Cummins on 15.

The elegant 35-year-old left-hander seemed prone to be going to tea on the dreaded 99 earlier than he was given the strike by Cummins after which whipped spinner Jack Leach to deep backward sq. for 3 to convey up his ninth Test hundred.

His well-received century adopted 171 towards England in Sydney in 2018, on a floor the place he performed his early cricket earlier than shifting to Queensland.

Khawaja had a let-off on 28 earlier than lunch when Joe Root fumbled a superb likelihood at slip from the bowling of Leach and he went on to punish the beleaguered vacationers.

Khawaja’s nick deflected off wicketkeeper Jos Buttler’s gloves however Root at slip had time to react and get his palms in the suitable place. But the prospect went begging, a lot to Leach’s anguish.

Khawaja’s affected person knock stabilised the Australian first innings after Broad had knocked over Steve Smith and Cameron Green in a double breakthrough after lunch.

Broad struck twice with the second new ball, eradicating the damaging Smith for 67 and younger all-rounder Green for 5.

Broad, following up on his 13th Test dismissal of ‘bunny’ David Warner on the opening day, was denied when reviewing an in depth lbw shout when Smith didn’t supply a shot only a few balls earlier than getting him caught behind in the identical over.

Tentative Green

Broad acquired one to move off the seam and it kissed the skin fringe of Smith’s bat and wicketkeeper Buttler accepted the catch.

Smith was irritated with himself as he left the wicket as he seemed in good nick to attain a 28th Test century, 12th within the Ashes and fourth on the SCG.

During his knock Smith turned Australia’s seventh-highest Test run-scorer, passing present group coach Justin Langer’s 7,696 runs. He now has scored 7,734 runs at 60.89.

Broad adopted up with the wicket of the tentative Green, who lunged ahead and acquired a thick edge to Zak Crawley at third slip. It continued a run of low scores within the sequence.

In one other blow for England, star all-rounder Bn Stokes pulled up bowling his 14th over clutching his left facet after a short-pitched supply to Smith and instantly left the sector for therapy.

He later returned to the sector however was unable to bowl.

Root, compelled into bowling his off-spin within the absence of Stokes, snared the wicket of Alex Carey for 13.

The Ashes are already gone for England after happening by an innings and 14 runs inside three days within the third Test at Melbourne to provide Australia a 3-Zero lead with two Tests to finish.


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