Usman Khawaja’s ninth test century lifted Australia to an impressive 416-8 with a score of 416-8, and at the end of the second day of the fourth Ashes Test, England’s opener survived a tense five-game match and scored 13 points without losing.
Conducted his first test since 2019, and it was only performed in the team because of Travis Head’s positive test for COVID-19. Khawaja took full advantage of this opportunity because he first shared a century with Steve Smith The partnership then anchored the Australian inning with 137 of his 260 balls after the bowler in England counterattacked with a second new ball on Thursday.
“I put in a lot of effort,” Khawaja said. “A lot of behind-the-scenes time that people can’t see. You never take anything for granted. Never sure if I will represent Australia again, let alone score a hundred. I am very grateful for another opportunity.”
Stuart Broad (Stuart Broad) won 5-101. After being eliminated in the third test in Melbourne, he proved to a large extent the correctness of his return to the team because Australia humiliated England and Keep the ashes.
On the stump, both Haseeb Hameed and Zak Crawley did not get out in 2 games. The latter survived as the visitors were beaten by Mitchell Starc (Mitchell Starc) at the end of the game where the visitors fell behind Australia by 403 points in the first game. No ball hit.
Earlier, Khawaja completed his century with 201 goals, 11 borders in the final before drinking tea in front of his hometown audience. He raised his arms to celebrate, raised his bat at the historic member station of the Sydney Cricket Ground, pointed the bat at his team and family, and then hugged his captain in midfield.
Khawaja also passed 3,000 test runs in this game, and was finally defeated by Broad nearly 7 hours later at the crease, and received standing applause from nearly 25,000 spectators at the venue where he made his debut 11 years ago.
“This is my hometown, and people still think of me as a local boy,” Khawaja said. “Being here today may be the most touching and humble experience. This is what you dream of.”
“I have broken many barriers to reach my current goal, and I think people respect this.”
At the age of 30, he was dropped by Root in Jack Leach’s bowling alley, which gave him a probation, but in the SCG game against England in the second century, it was a rare defect.
England will regret the missed opportunity because the tourists’ bowlers performed well, especially the second new ball, and quickly picked up the wicket to return to the game in the afternoon.
Earlier, Smith completed his 33rd and a half century with 116 balls, and in the process surpassed Justin Langer’s career record of 7,696 times, becoming Australia’s sixth-ranked scorer in the test. Smith played his 81st game and needed 24 fewer tests than the current Australian coach Lange to reach his goal.
For England, what is worrying is that Ben Stokes left the court after finishing his fifth goal for the 14th time before lunch. The all-rounder grabbed his left side tightly when leaving the ground, then returned but did not throw the ball again.
Australia has an impeccable lead 3-0 in the five-game series and retained the ashes. But England still intends to gain something from the tour by winning the test in Australia for the first time in nearly a decade.