Test No.3 continues red-hot start to Glamorgan stint with ton off 131 balls, all but 10 of which were bowled by spinners The seaside St Helen's Cricket Ground in Wales is a long way from the dusty tracks Australia will desperately need Usman Khawaja to conquer later this year. But the left-hander's century there on Saturday, his second in as many matches for his new side Glamorgan, on a spinning Swansea wicket will be heartening nonetheless for national selectors with a two-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE on the horizon.
Khawaja continued his red-hot start to his County Championship stint, backing up his debut hundred last week with another rollicking knock in his side’s second innings against Derbyshire. Facing a spin barrage on a wearing pitch, the Queenslander took up the attack and unveiled a variety of sweeps, reverse-sweeps and paddles across the third and fourth days of the Division Two match. Having raced to 79 off 108 at stumps on day three, Khawaja only needed another 23 balls to bring up his 24th first-class century on the game’s final day to become the first Glamorgan batsman to post centuries in his first two matches.