Sydney: Australian batter Usman Khawaja on Saturday became the third player in history to hit a ton in both innings of a Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).Khawaja (101*) also became the sixth Australian batter to score twin centuries in a single Ashes Test.
The left-handed batter helped Australia set a target of 388 runs for England in the fourth Ashes Test. “Usman Khawaja becomes just the third player to make a century in both innings of a Test match at the SCG!” ICC tweeted.
Khawaja had scored 137 runs in the first innings as Australia declared the first innings of 416/8.In the second innings, Australia scored 265/6 before declaring on Day 4 of the fourth Test on Saturday.
England openers safely battled through to stumps to set up a thrilling final day on Sunday. The visitors ended Day 4 at 30/0, still needing 358 runs to win the fourth Test.