Australia’s star batsman Usman Khawaja has additionally scored a century within the second innings of the fourth check match towards England. Former England captain Michael Vaughan and Wasim Jaffer and different veteran cricketers have praised the participant for Khawaja’s sturdy efficiency.
With a lead of 122 runs within the first innings, Australia obtained off to a poor begin within the second innings and misplaced their 4 wickets on the best way to 86 runs. Khawaja, who scored 137 runs within the first innings, took the lead within the second innings as nicely and shared a 179-run fifth wicket partnership with Inexperienced to get Australia out of hassle and put Australia in a robust place.
Former captain Michael Vaughan tweeted and wrote, “You may’t play higher than Usman Khawaja this week… Not a straightforward pitch to bat on. However he has made it very straightforward.
All hail the King of the SCG: Usman Khawaja! 👑
England would require an extra 358 runs to win on day 5 #Ashes
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 8, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 8, 2022
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer wrote, “Two centuries in a comeback check is one of the best ways to reply your critics. They nonetheless have the power to combat. Very nicely performed.”
In Australia’s second innings, David Warner was dismissed for 3, Marx Harris 27, Marnas Labuschagne 29 and Steve Smith scored 23 runs. Khawaja, enjoying his first Take a look at since August 2019, scored his tenth century and returned unbeaten on 101 runs in 138 balls with the assistance of 10 fours and two sixes. Inexperienced scored 74 runs in 122 balls with the assistance of seven fours and one six. Alex Carey was dismissed for zero and as quickly as he was dismissed, Cummins declared Australia’s second innings at 265 for eight.
For England, Leach took 4 wickets for 84 runs whereas Mark Wooden obtained two wickets for 65 runs. Chasing a goal of 388 runs, England scored 30 runs with out shedding any wicket until the stumps. Jack Crowley is on the crease after scoring 22 runs in 32 balls and Haseeb Hameed eight runs in 34 balls.