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Australia declares their innings at 475/4 against South Africa on Day 4.

With two wins in a row, Australia has a commanding 2-0 lead over South Africa in the three-game Test series.

After dominating victories in the first two games of the three-match Test series, Australia has a commanding 2-0 lead that they can’t afford to lose. After the third day of the third and final Test was washed out due to rain, the Pat Cummins-led side declared their innings on Day 4 at 475/4. The decision was devastating news for opener Usman Khawaja, who was hoping to score his first hundred in this match. Many of Khawaja’s supporters have taken to social media to voice their displeasure at seeing him trapped on 195*.

A supporter of Usman Khawaja tweeted, “hard done!!

Another fan commented, “Cummins isn’t helping himself with the public by declaring with Khawaja on 195* when the game and series are already over #AUSvSA.”

“Would they have made a declaration if Steve Smith had been on 196? The only person I can see as being different from Smith is Usman Khawaja “a devoted follower tweeted.

Australia got off to a rollicking start in Saturday’s final Sydney Test as they chased down 20 South African wickets and a series of whitewash.

After another morning of rain-postponed play, skipper Pat Cummins declared his team’s first innings at 475-4 after lunch and continued to chase a victory over the struggling Proteas.

With Usman Khawaja stranded on 195 not out, the possibility for the graceful opener to complete his first Test double-century was eliminated by Pat Cummins’ decision to declare.

By day four tea, South Africa had a score of 71 for three, with Temba Bavuma on 28 and Khaya Zondo not out for five.

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