Usman Khawaja Stats: The first Test match of Ashes 2023 between Australia and England is being played at Edgbaston. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, England declared the first innings by scoring 393 runs for 8 wickets. Joe Root played a brilliant century for England. He contributed an unbeaten 118 off 152 balls. Joe Root hit 7 fours and 4 sixes in his century innings. At the same time, opener Usman Khawaja scored an excellent century for Australia. Till the news is written, Usman Khawaja is playing by scoring 102 runs in 209 balls. He has so far hit 12 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.
Usman Khawaja ends 7 year drought!
This is the 15th century of Usman Khawaja’s Test career. At the same time, apart from this, Usman Khawaja is the first Australian opener to score a century in the Ashes after 2015. Earlier in the Ashes, Australian opener Chris Rogers scored a century in the year 2015. Now Usman Khawaja has scored a century in Ashes after almost 8 years. That is, in this way any Australian opener failed to score a century after the year 2015.
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What happened in the first test so far?
At the same time, after the year 2022, Usman Khawaja has crossed the century mark for the seventh time in the Test format. Apart from Usman Khawaja, Joe Root has scored 7 centuries after the year 2022. While Johnny Bairstow has crossed the century mark 6 times. However, talking about this match, in response to England’s 393 runs, till the time of writing the news, the Australian team has scored 243 runs for 5 wickets. At present, the Kangaroo team is 150 runs behind England on the basis of first innings. At this time Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey are at the crease for Australia. So far, Stuart Broad and Moin Ali have taken 2-2 wickets for England. While Captain Ben Stokes made Steve Smith his victim.
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