Usman Khawaja's stunning response to Travis Head century the latest twist to No.5 battle
Usman Khawaja has given Australian selectors another timely reminder of his quality in the lead-up to the first Ashes Test, slamming an unbeaten half-century in a Shield win.
With Queensland set 88 to win against South Australia, Khawaja came in with the score on 2-16 in the 14th over and completely flipped the script.
The left-hander slammed 52 off just 36 deliveries, combining with Test star Marnus Labuschagne for an unbeaten 72-run stand to guide Queensland to an eight-wicket win.
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After wrapping up the points for his Shield side, Khawaja told reporters in attendance "what will be will be" when asked about his Ashes prospects.
Khawaja's unbeaten half-century continued what was a fascinating game within a game with the player who …
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