Pakistan born Australian player Usman Khawaja has made the 1st century of this season of the Big Bash League in today match between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars. Here at the MCG you can watch exclusive Big Bash today match highlights, Khawaja batted through the innings, making 109 off 70 balls against the Melbourne Stars.
A hamstring injury suffered in the second Test against New Zealand has sidelined Khawaja from the last month of cricket but there was no signs of discomfort on his return to the middle. Khawaja bullied the Stars bowlers, striking firmly on the back and front foot watch in the big bash today match highlights, with boundaries to each part of the ground. His knock included 12 fours and three sixes, helping the Thunder make 178 from their 20 overs.
Thunder captain Mike Hussey, who made 16 alongside Khawaja, said the 29-year-old displayed exceptional touch. But Khawaja deserved his century big bash today match highlights and was warmly applauded by the MCG crowd as he brought up his ton in the 19th over. He was also a part of the most sensational play of the innings.
After passing a fitness test on his hamstring Friday morning and being cleared to play, Khawaja opened the batting along with Jacques Kallis in a bid to prove his form ahead of the Boxing Day Test. He did that, and then some, as he batted through the full 20 overs. Khawaja’s irresistible form means one of Joe Burns or Shaun Marsh will likely lose their place to Khawaja in the Boxing Day Test against the West Indies.