Ashes twist as huge decision burns Khawaja

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A determination by Queensland skipper Usman Khawaja to enforce the follow-on successful a Sheffield Shield crippled could yet outgo him a callback to the Australian Test team.

Khawaja sent South Australia backmost successful astatine Karen Rolton Oval connected Thursday erstwhile the Redbacks fell 197 runs abbreviated connected the archetypal innings.

Khawaja and South Australian skipper Travis Head are locked successful a conflict to triumph the No.5 spot successful Australia's batting bid for the looming Ashes series, which kicks disconnected astatine the Gabba connected December 8.

The Bulls skipper was retired for lone 4 successful the archetypal innings of their Shield crippled successful Adelaide. Head past failed, too, retired for 8 successful his archetypal innings.

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Khawaja goes cheaply successful Shield audition for Ashes

Khawaja's determination to enforce the follow-on could person been a masterstroke if Head failed a 2nd time. Instead, the second scored 101 disconnected 149 balls.

The period could precise good propulsion Head successful beforehand of Khawaja and triumph him the vacant spot successful the Test squad to instrumentality connected England.

Khawaja volition person a 2nd accidental to bat successful this Shield game, too.

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