The fans in the stadium are also eagerly waiting for Khwaja’s double century. But then captain Pat Cummins took a shocking decision. Unexpectedly, the Aussie declared the innings. With this, Khwaja’s dream of scoring a double century for the first time stopped at a distance of 5 runs.
Usman Khawaja played brilliantly in the third Test against South Africa in Sydney. First a half century.. then a century.. and then he completed 150 runs. However, he did not stop running. Safari reached 195 runs by frustrating the bowlers. The next goal was to score the first double century in his career. For this, let’s bat with more concentration, Aussie star batter. The fans in the stadium are also eagerly waiting for Khwaja’s double century. But then captain Pat Cummins took a shocking decision. Unexpectedly, the Aussie declared the innings. With this, Khwaja’s dream of scoring a double century for the first time stopped at a distance of 5 runs. Khwaja was a bit depressed by this shocking decision taken by the captain, but he had to adjust or do something in the interests of the team. Cricket fans are strongly objecting to this tough decision taken by Cummins. Cummins is being played in a range on social media.
19 years ago
In 1960, West Indies’ Frank Worrell was batting on 197 when captain Gary Alexander declared the innings. This is the first time in the history of cricket. Then in 2004, Sachin Tendulkar scored 194 runs in the Multan Test against Pakistan. He is just 6 runs away from a double century. Just then captain Rahul Dravid declared the innings. Dravid’s decision surprised everyone. Cricket fans are remembering this incident in the background of Cummins declaring the innings. Meanwhile, the Sydney Test was interrupted several times by rain. And on the fourth day, the game started late. The first session was completely canceled due to rain. After the lunch the match did not start. Cummins declared the innings when Khwaja was at 195 runs. His innings had 19 fours and 1 six. As for the match, the Aussies declared the first innings at the score of 475/4. Along with Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith (104), Labushane (79) and Travis Head (70) excelled. After starting the first innings, Safaris made 137 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. The Aussies have already won the 3-match Test series by 2-0.
Test captains declaring with a batter in the 190s 1) 1960 – WI v ENG Gerry Alexander – Frank Worrell 197*
2) 2004 – IND v PAK Dravid – Sachin Tendulkar 194*
3) 2023 – AUS v SA PAT CUMMINS – USMAN KHAWAJA 195* — Very harsh decision today to deny double hundred to Usman Khwaja🏏
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