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Khawaja's lean spell continues in Canberra

Australian No.3 Usman Khawaja has been dismissed for a duck, continuing a tough time for the left-hander this summer.

Khawaja's lean spell continues in Canberra

Australian No.3 Usman Khawaja has been dismissed for a duck, continuing a tough time for the left-hander this summer.

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.
USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Picture:Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Usman Khawaja's summer of woe has continued after being dismissed for a duck against an inexperienced Sri Lankan bowling line-up in Canberra.

Australia's No.3 was sent packing after three balls as he edged a ball, where he didn't move his feet, straight to second slip.


Khawaja entered the sixth and final Test of the Australian summer with only one half-century under his belt, a 72 against India in Perth.

He averaged 28.28 during the 2-1 series loss to India, but after coming under some pressure following another failure in Brisbane, the latest dismissal will only give weight to his critics.

Khawaja's departure left Australia at 2-15 against a Sri Lankan fast-bowling unit that has a total of five Tests between them.

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