AUS vs SA: Usman Khawaja slams third consecutive hundred at SCG, joins elite list
Usman Khawaja celebrating his century [Source: Twitter]
Khawaja's 13th Test ton was his third consecutive hundred in Sydney, a feat that has been recorded by just three players before him — Australia's Wally Hammond and Doug Walters, and India’s VVS Laxman.
The left-handed opener achieved this landmark on Day 2 of the Sydney Test while taking a double off Kagiso Rabada. Khawaja's first two hundreds came during The Ashes 2021-22 against England.
After being out of the action for two and a half years, the 36-year-old amassed 1,080 runs at an average of 67.50 in 2022.
Overall, in 56 Tests, Khawaja has scored 4,139 runs, apart from playing in 40 ODIs and 9 T20Is along the way.
As of writing, Australia, who lead the series 2-0, are 394 for 3 during tea on Day 2, with Khawaja and Travis Head batting on 172* and 17*, respectively.