Twitter reactions: Usman Khawaja lights up Lahore Test with his 12th century, Australian opener Usman Khawaja continued his golden run with the bat, hitting a sensational century on Day 4 of the ongoing third Test towards Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
It was Khawaja’s second hundred of the collection, the fourth century of the calendar yr, and 12th Test ton general. The left-handed batter, who missed out on scoring a triple-figure by 9 runs solely, stayed unbeaten on 104 throughout Australia’s second innings.
By scoring yet one more century, Khawaja completed the continuing collection with a whopping 496 runs at a mind-boggling common of 165.33. Further, the Queenslander additionally grew to become the primary Australian since Steve Smith and David Warner (in 2017) to attain 4 Test a whole bunch in a calendar yr.
Khawaja added essential partnerships of 96 and 64 runs with Warner (51) and Marnus Labuschagne (36), respectively, to take Australia to a commanding place. Riding on Khawaja’s beautiful effort with the bat, the guests declared their second innings at 227/3, setting up the goal of 351 runs for the hosts.
In reply, Pakistan have managed to succeed in 73 and not using a loss at stumps, with openers Abdullah Shafique (27 no) and Imam-ul-Haq (42 no) unbeaten on the crease.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Simply good AGAIN @Uz_Khawaja 💯
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) March 24, 2022
Usman Khawaja the primary Australian to make 4 Test 💯s in a calendar yr since Steve Smith & David Warner in 2017.
(Polite reminder: we’re nonetheless in March)#PAKvAUS
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) March 24, 2022
Usman Khawaja’s comeback has been one of many cricket tales of the yr to date – aged 35, 4 centuries, two 90s and a mean of 125 in 5 Tests since his recall.
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) March 24, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 24, 2022
Usman Khawaja within the present collection:
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) March 24, 2022
Imagine not loving Usman Khawaja. Actually, don’t even hassle making an attempt to think about it, it’s not potential #AUSvsPAK
— Megan Maurice (@meganmaurice) March 24, 2022
Quite staggering how Usman Khawaja discovered himself exterior the Test aspect for therefore lengthy.
— Neroli Meadows (@Neroli_Meadows) March 24, 2022
This is Usman Khawaja’s fourth Test century in 9 innings since his recall in Sydney. His earlier 4 tons got here in 44 innings. #PAKvAUS
— Andrew Wu (@wutube) March 24, 2022
Usman Khawaja. Take a bow.
Such a decided athlete who’s so at one with the place he’s in life proper now. Brilliant to see him completely thriving at Test stage. #PAKvAUS
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) March 24, 2022
This has been a marvellous collection for @Uz_Khawaja. His batting has meant that Pakistan at no level on this collection has managed to take management of any Test
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) March 24, 2022
Usman Khawaja finishes the collection with 496 runs at 165.33. Only Mark Taylor in 1998 has made extra for Aust in a collection in Pakistan #PAKvAUS
— Daniel Brettig 🏏 (@danbrettig) March 24, 2022