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Ashes: Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith hand Australia good start

by Athar Ansari Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

Sydney, Jan 5 (CRICKETNMORE) - Top-order batsmen Usman Khwaja (91 batting) and Steven Smith (44 batting) stayed unbeaten to help Australia post 193/2 against England on the second day of the fifth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Khwaja, who notched up his 11th Test half-century, was at crease with skipper Smith when umpires called it a day. The two have stitched an unbeaten 107-run stand for the third wicket to help Australia trail by 153 runs. 

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Smith also became the joint-second fastest batsman to reach 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings equalling West Indies' Garry Sobers. 

Opener David Warner (56) earlier played an important knock to bring up his 27th half-century. 

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