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Usman Khawaja (above) was struggling against the English spinners and was eventually trapped leg-before to Moeen Ali for mere 11 Getty Images

The opening Test of the 2017-18 Ashes at The Gabba in Brisbane has so far been a close contest so far. Ricky Ponting has pointed out some technical flaws in the batting of opener Usman Khawaja. Khawaja was struggling against spin and was eventually trapped leg-before by Moeen Ali for mere 11. In his 39 dismissals in Test cricket, it was his 12th dismissal off a spinner. Ponting quickly pointed out that Khawaja had a weakness against off spinners, but him to adapt to the game. England currently lead in the second innings, while the match still looks pretty tight and can go wither way on Sunday. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs England, Ashes 2017-18, 1st Test at Brisbane

On Khawaja’s weakness against off-spinners

“There’s no doubt there’s a technical flaw there somewhere. I think he makes two pronounced movements; he makes an initial movement forward and across, which is similar to what I used to do. And then he makes another movement into the ball, which gets his head outside the line of the ball, hence he misses the straighter delivery. There’s something there that can be coached and talked about and worked upon, because he’s got out quite a few times now [to off-spinners]. I love Usman as a player, I always have and always will. There’s just that technical deficiency there that needs to be sorted,” said Ponting, as reported by cricket.com.au.