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After two and a half years, Usman Khazar returned with a pair of centuries

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  • 10 January, 2022 09:44:16

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Sports Desk: Despite performing regularly, he was dropped from the team. Despite being in the current Ashes squad, he did not get a place in the XI in the first 3 matches of the series. Usman Khawaja gets a chance in the Sydney Test to replace Travis Head with coronavirus. This left-hander scored a pair of centuries on his return. After scoring 136 in the first innings of the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney, he remained unbeaten on 101 in the second innings. Australia declared the second innings with a 36-run lead on the scoreboard after Khaza's century.

As the 7th Test cricketer, Khwaja scored a century in two innings of the same Test. He became the 24th Australian cricketer to score a century in both innings of Test cricket. Earlier, Steve Smith scored a century in two innings for Ajit, setting a precedent in Edgbaston against England. Earlier in 2019, Rohit Sharma scored his last century in two innings.

Khwaja, who got a chance in the absence of Head, scored a century in the second innings in ODI mood. He played only 131 runs to lift the tenth century of his career. Where he hit two sixes with 10 fours. After Ajira added 265 runs in the second innings with the previous 122 runs and declared the innings with a lead of 36 runs, Khwaja remained unbeaten with 101 runs. England need 36 runs to win.

Earlier, Khwaja scored 136 runs in the first innings after playing a return Test. The 270-ball innings was smashed by 13 fours.

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