Usman Khawaja, the Australian opener, was on a remarkable century during the fourth Test match against India. However, his innings came to an end in the third session of Day 2 when Axar Patel bowled a straight delivery to Khawaja on the first ball post tea.
Despite having bowled 20 overs in the innings, Axar managed to surprise Khawaja, who missed the line of the delivery while attempting to nudge it towards the on-side. As a result, Khawaja was struck right in front of the stumps.
When the umpire rejected Indian appeals, Axar Patel, along with stand-in captain Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper KS Bharat, briefly discussed before Pujara decided to take the review. The review confirmed that the ball would have hit the stumps, bringing an end to Khawaja’s impressive innings.
Khawaja had scored a phenomenal 180 off 422 deliveries, setting the Australian record for the longest innings faced on Indian soil. At the time, it appeared that Virat Kohli did not believe Khawaja was out. However, as the giant screen replays confirmed otherwise, the reaction of the Indian star was priceless.
Throughout the Australian innings, Khawaja managed to hold one end while wickets kept falling at the other. He combined with all-rounder Cameron Green to build an outstanding 208-run partnership. Green, on Day 2 of the Ahmedabad Test, also achieved his maiden century knock. He played aggressively and scored 114 runs off 170 deliveries, hitting 18 fours during his impressive innings.