News – USMAN Khawaja’s path back towards contention for the Australian Test team this summer began with two big scores in Brisbane club cricket over the weekend.

Summary

  • USMAN Khawaja’s path back towards contention for the Australian Test team this summer began with two big scores in Brisbane club cricket over the weekend.
  • Khawaja, dropped for Australia’s recent second Test win in Bangladesh, scored 162 for Valley in a 167-win over Wynnum-Manly in a Kookaburra one-day competition game at Peter Easton Oval.
  • It was five runs short of Matthew Hayden’s club record one-day score.
  • Australian opener Matthew Renshaw made 62 in Toombul’s inning of 217, which fell four runs short against Redlands (221) at Peter Burge Oval.
  • Early-season runs from Bulls batsmen also came from Marcus Labuchagne, who topscored with 60 for Redlands, and Joe Burns, who was unbeaten on 58 in Norths’ eight-wicket win over Gold Coast at Ian Healy Oval.


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