Cricket-Australia's Khawaja keeps near miss in perspective

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  • Sunday, 06 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Australia Nets - Lord's Cricket Ground, London, Britain - August 12, 2019 Australia's Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja prepare for a team group photo before nets Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Australia opener Usman Khawaja narrowly missed out on what would have been a memorable hundred in Pakistan on Sunday but the 35-year-old considers himself lucky just to be playing in the country of his birth.

Khawaja's breezy 97 led Australia's robust reply to Pakistan's 476-4 declared in the opening test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

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