Usman Khawaja finesses his second century of the match to put Australia in a telling situation to pursue down one more triumph over fatigued England in the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney on Saturday.
The Pakistan-conceived Khawaja has been in imperious structure in his rebound from a 30-month Test exile, hitting '137 in the principal innings prior to adding an unbeaten 101 to break English hearts.
His overbearing 179-run organization with adolescent Cameron Green set up late affirmation and left an overwhelmed England opposing history with an impressive objective of 388.
The travelers got to the nearby without losing a wicket for 30, with Zak Crawley on 22 not out and Haseeb Hameed on eight. They trail by 357.
The most noteworthy winning run pursue in the fourth innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground remains at 288-2 by Australia against South Africa in 2006. No visiting group has gone beyond 200.
Khawaja turned into the third Australian player to score hundreds of years in 140 years of Ashes cricket at the SCG, and the 6th in a Test Match.
HE had strong help from Green, who enlisted his second Test 50 years with a certainty supporting 74 preceding he top-edged Jack Leach to Joe Root.