Usman Khawaja spoke after the first day of tour against Worcestershire
Usman was speaking after the first day of a three-day tour match for the Australians against Worcestershire at Worcester. He made 57 while Travis Head made an unbeaten 109 and Tim Paine’s side declared at 5-266 before reducing the home team to 3-31 by the close of play, with two wickets for Josh Hazlewood and one for Mitchell Starc.
Cricket, and Australia has been back in action just 48 hours after its first Test win against England, this time facing up to county side Worcestershire.
With Travis Head scoring an unbeaten 109 and Usman Khawaja making 57, Tim Paine’s side made 5-266 before declaring, and then reduced Worcestershire to 3-31 by the close of play as paceman Josh Hazlewood took two wickets and fellow quick Mitchell Starc captured the other one to fall.
After play, Khawaja said…
He rated the Edgbaston Test victory as one of the best he’s played in.
He was pleased with his half-century in the tour game as conditions were difficult for batting.
He was impressed by the two fast bowlers on and off the field.
He was impressed by Head’s century.
Nothing surprised him about how well Steve Smith played in the Edgbaston Test where he scored twin hundreds.
The next Test in Australia’s five-match series on the Qantas Tour of the UK is at Lord’s, starting next Wednesday, with further matches at Headingley, Old Trafford and The Oval. Australia holds the Ashes after a 4-0 series win at home in the summer of 2017-18.
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