(Sydney Test) The second day of the fourth test between Australia and England belonged to Australia and especially to Usman Khawaja, who scored his 9 test century against their arch-rival England.
With the help of Khawja’s century and some handy runs from the tail, the Australian team was able to put 416 with a loss of 8 wickets, along with Khawaja, Steve Smith made 67 runs and a little bit of contribution from Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, who made 38 and 34 runs respectively.
At one point in time, Australia was struggling at 285 for 6 and it looked like they will get bowled out before 350 runs mark, but Khawaja was holding one end and required support from the other end.
He got support from his captain Pat Cummins who made 24 runs off 47 balls, the partnership between the was of 46 runs, and in between that Khawaja bought his 9th test century.
After Pat Cummins, Khawaja got accompanied by Mitchell Starc and both of them added 67 runs for the 9th wicket before Khawaja got out to Stuart Broad.
England’s bowling once looked very threatening when they took the second new ball, Steve Smith, Cameroon Green and Alex Carey got out in quick succession, and most of the damage was done by Stuart Broad who got claimed his 19th fifer of his career and his 6th fifer against Australia.
Australia declared their Innings with around 7 overs to spare to exploit the fragile batting lineup of England, it was all most paid when Zak Crawley poked a ball to David Warner in the slip but the ball was no-ball.
By the end of the day, the English opener made sure that there are no further hiccups and the score read as 13 runs without any wicket, now it is going to be a challenge for the English batting lineup to face the fierce bowling of Australia where the pitch has started to play all sorts of tricks.