Australia's Usman Khawaja, left, plays a reverse sweep in front of England's Jonny Bairstow during the second day of their Ashes cricket test match in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Usman Khawaja eased toward his first century in more than a year as Australia reached 193-2 at stumps on the second day of the fifth Ashes test, 153 behind England's first innings total of 346 .Australia went through Friday's last session without losing another wicket with Khawaja, nearing his first test century since November 2016, unbeaten on 91 .Australia spurned easy opportunities to thwart England's rally, including two dropped catches in the space of four balls to give both Curran (39) and Moeen Ali (30) reprieves.Ali's second chance was brief, however, with Cummins (4-86) having the allrounder caught behind soon after to leave England at 294-7 .
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