Khawaja Century sees Australia over 400 before Declaration

Last Updated Jan 6, 2022 6:48 pm (UK Time)

A century after the so-called Usman Khawaja sees Australia scoring over 400 on day 2 of the fourth ash test in Sydney.

Morning session

Resuming on 126/3, the hosts would move the score to 148 before the rain returned for a couple of brief periods, as Steve Smith (pictured below) and Usman Khawaja would finish the session 51 and 39 not out respectively, as Australia would move to 209 without missing a wicket in the morning.

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Afternoon session

Australia would lose Smith when Buttler caught him at the Broad bowling alley for 67 before Zak Crawley caught Cameron Green at the same bowling alley for 5. Alex Carey would be the next man out, caught by Jonny Bairstow at Joe’s bowling alley. Root, for 13 with Khawaja (pictured below) and Captain Pat Cummins sitting at 102 and 15 not out respectively.

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Evening session

Cummins would be caught by Buttler at the Broad bowling alley for 24 with Khawaja and Mitchell Starc (pictured below) putting 57 for the eighth wicket association before the first was thrown by the same bowler for 137. Starc and Nathan Lyon would finish with 34 and 16 respectively, the latter with only 7 balls, as stated by Cummins with the hosts at 416/8.

In response, England would survive the 5 overs before the end of the day with Haseeb Hameed and Crawley making 2 each while England finished 13/0.

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AUS 416/8 dec (111 overs), ENG 13/0 (5 overs)

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