Hosts Australia have strengthened their maintain within the fourth match of the Ashes sequence on the again of a superb century by Usman Khawaja (101 not out). On the fourth day on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG), Australia set a goal of 388 runs to win in opposition to England, because of Khawaja’s superb century inning. Within the first innings as properly, the hosts declared the innings after scoring 416 for 8 with the assistance of Khawaja’s century. In response, England’s staff was lowered to 294 runs of their first innings. Jonny Bairstow scored a century for England. Australia declared their innings at 265 for six within the second innings as properly and set a goal of 388 runs for England to win.
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On the finish of the day’s play, England have scored 30 runs for no loss. England want to attain 358 runs to win on the final day. At stumps, Jack Crawley is enjoying on 22 and Haseeb Hameed is scoring 8 runs. First innings century Usman Khawaja hit 10 fours and a couple of sixes in 138 balls within the second innings. Other than him, Cameron Inexperienced performed a superb innings of 74 runs in 122 balls with the assistance of seven fours and a six. England now want 358 runs to take the sequence 1-3 whereas Australia want all 10 wickets to take the sequence 4-0.
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All hail the King of the SCG: Usman Khawaja! 👑
England would require an extra 358 runs to win on day 5 #Ashes
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Earlier, England began enjoying 258 for 7 within the morning. Jonny Bairstow began enjoying 103 and Jack Leach went forward with 4 runs. Leach grew to become the sufferer of off-spinner Nathan Lyon after scoring 10 runs in 29 balls. Bairstow was in a position so as to add solely 10 runs to his rating and scored 113 runs in 158 balls with the assistance of eight fours and three sixes and was dismissed by Scott Boland. Boland then dismissed Stuart Broad for 15 and England’s innings was bundled out for 294 runs.
England added 36 runs to their rating and misplaced their remaining three wickets. Australia thus acquired a lead of 122 runs within the first innings. For Australia, Boland took 4 for 36 and Lyon took two for 88. Pat Cummins acquired two wickets for 68 runs whereas Mitchell Starc and Cameron Inexperienced acquired one wicket every.