Great feeling to score a century in both innings of SCG Test: Khawaja

Sydney: Australian batsman Usman Khawaja said on Saturday that I will not be able to forget the centuries scored in both the innings of the fourth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) so soon, because it is my very happy moment. In Tests, Khawaja scored 137 runs in the first innings for Australia and then 101 not out in the second innings. After two and a half years, he made a great comeback at the international level. He became the third player along with former Australian players Doug Walters and Ricky Ponting to score centuries in both innings of the SCG Test.

He said, “I don’t think I will be able to forget these special moments so soon. I always wanted to score centuries in both innings in first-class cricket and never did. I was really not sure if I would be able to do that. Was only thinking of playing longer, which will benefit the team. Also for me it is just a great innings, which has given the team strength. Hopefully from here we can try to win.”

Khawaja heaped praise on all-rounder Cameron Green, who together with him put up a 179-run partnership to get the Aussies out of trouble. After this, the Kangaroos declared the end of the innings at 265/6 in the second innings and set England a target of 388 runs.

first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 7:04 p.m.


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