PAK Vs AUS: With Usman Khawaja’s 160, Australia crosses 400- run mark

Khawaja scored 28 runs in the morning session on Day 2 after his overnight total of 127, despite his team scoring 81 runs in 27 overs, losing Nathan Lyon (38) in the game.


In the second Test against Pakistan in Karachi, Australia’s Usman Khawaja has scored 160 runs for the third time in Test cricket.

Despite losing seven wickets, Australia reached 400 runs. Australia were 407 for seven at tea on day two of the second Test against Pakistan, having lost three wickets in the second session after Usman Khawaja’s lengthy 160. 

Khawaja, who was born in Islamabad, added 33 runs to his overnight total of 127 runs before departing after a superb innings that included 15 boundaries and a six. 

At the time of the tea break, Alex Carey was on 26 and Mitchell Starc was on one.

At lunch on day two, Australia’s batsmen were pushed to “take the game ahead” and avoid repeating the same mistake as Pakistan in the first Test. 

Despite this, they were unable to get any traction in the session, scoring only 2.59 runs per over.

On Day 1, Usman Khawaja’s stunning century and Steve Smith’s superb fifty helped Australia to 251 for 3 at stumps. After the former and Khawaja had given Australia a promising start, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne were bowled in short succession. Pakistan would be hoping to defeat Australia as soon as possible. Australia had won the toss and chosen to bat first.