Twitter Reacts To Usman Khawaja's Successive Hundreds In Sydney
Twitter Reacts To Usman Khawaja's Successive Hundreds In Sydney.

Australian batter Usman Khawaja on Saturday scored his second consecutive hundred in the ongoing fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Khawaja, who scored an exuberant 137 in the first innings, on his return to Test cricket for Australia after more than two years, remained unbeaten on 101 in the second innings. 

Usman Khawaja scores back to back hundreds in Sydney Test against England

Australia were reduced to 86 for four wickets down after England bowlers Mark Wood and Jack Leach promised to set a comeback for the visitors as both of them scalped two wickets each. 

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. Credits: Twitter

Khawaja joined forces with all-rounder Cameron Green to build a tremendous alliance of 179 runs where the latter made 74 from 122 balls with seven fours and one six. 

Khawaja, who is playing as a replacement for South Australia batter Travis Head in the fourth Test, took the responsibility on his shoulders to escalate his team’s lead.

The Queensland skipper clobbered a couple of sixes against England spinners Leach and Joe Root to display intent in his marvellous knock. Khawaja remained unbeaten on 101 to score his eighth Test hundred as Australia gained a monumental lead of 387 runs. 

Usman Khawaja, Australia, Ashes 2021-22
Usman Khawaja (Credits: Twitter)

Khawaja has amassed 238 runs in just a couple of innings, his tally is more than any English batter barring skipper Joe Root. 

Twitter reactions on Usman Khawaja’s 101* in second innings

In the first innings, the southpaw celebrated his hundred infamous Basketball player LeBron James’ ‘Silencer Celebration’ to make the moment special in front of the electrifying Sydney crowd.

The 35-year-old has spoken previously about how the NBA legend has served as inspiration late in his career, even naming his pet King Charles Cavalier after James.

LeBron often reserves the celebration for the biggest moments and after being ignored by the Australian selectors for a long period of time, the Queensland skipper rose to the occasion to show that he has more left in him.

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