Ashes 4th Test

Ashes 4th Test: Usman Khawaja hits second ton, England looks to save the test

Ashes 4th Test:

(Ashes 4th Test) When the English tail took the ground on the 4th day of the ongoing Ashes they had to make sure that they took the deficit down as much as they can but, this didn’t happen as the English tail was able to add only 36 and England team finished their first inning on 294 runs.

The Australian team didn’t start well as their explosive batsman David Warner falls cheaply to Mark Wood he was able to score only three runs after that Marcus Harris followed him.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith fall cheaply as well at one point Australia was 86 for 4 wickets down and they had a lead of only 208 runs, but the centurion of the previous innings Usman Khawaja was still at the crease.

he got support from all-rounder Cameron Green who himself was having pretty average series with the bad, both of them added 179 runs for the fifth wicket.

Usman Khawaja whose been called into the Australian team after 2 years made the most of this opportunity as he become the only third person to score 100 in both innings of the Sydney Test.

once he completed his innings Australian captain decided to declare the innings with a lead of 387 on the board, this means that England has to make 388 runs to win the game.

For the first time in the series, English openers were able to survive more than 10 overs, as the day ended England have put 30 runs on the board with their openers still on the crease.

Now England has to bat the whole day to draw this test or they can make the remaining 358 runs to claim their first victory on Australian soil in a decade.

the lot depends upon the English captain whose is the spearhead of the batting lineup on this tour, although he will relief as all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow found some rhythm in the first innings.

 

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