Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja score centuries for Australia!

Australia has to look at declaring or hoping for South Africa batsmen to collapse twice quickly in next three days. Usman Khawaja scored 195 and hoping to score double century on 3rd Day morning. He has been batting for whole two days as he opened the innings for Australia against South Africa.

Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja star for Australia at Sydney
Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja star for Australia at Sydney

Steve Smith has scored his 30th century for Australia in Sydney Test. Rain has hampered the progress of the play on Day 1 and Day 2. According to the forecast, more rain could interrupt play. Australia has to look at declaring or hoping for South Africa batsmen to collapse twice quickly in next three days. Usman Khawaja scored 195 and hoping to score double century on 3rd Day morning. He has been batting for whole two days as he opened the innings for Australia against South Africa.

Steve Smith scored his 30th century for Australia in Tests
Steve Smith scored his 30th century for Australia in Tests

Marnus Labuschagne got out after scoring 79 runs on Day 1 and Steve Smith joined Usman Khawaja on Day 2. Both of them scored freely against South Africa bowling that has gone lackluster. Australia batsmen just waited for lose balls from South Africa bowlers and they have been aplenty. Steve Smith completed his 30th century in 190 balls and got out on 104 (192). He and Usman Khawaja have put on 209 runs for 3rd wicket. Travis Head joined Usman Khawaja with Australia score on 356/3.

Usman Khawaja scored 195 in rain hit Sydney Test for Australia
Usman Khawaja scored 195 in rain hit Sydney Test for Australia

Travis Head continued his form and went after South Africa bowlers. He scored 70 off 59 balls and put on 112 runs partnership with Usman Khawaja. Australia has ended second day with rain delays on 475/4. Pat Cummins might be hoping to declare after scoring 550 or 600, if he thinks South Africa batsmen can be pushed to get out twice in the next two days. Interestingly poised, unless rain has further plans to spoil it!

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