Travis Head’s 152 runs helped Australia consolidate their position in the first Test of the Ashes series. Travis Head also played Test in T20 style. On the second day, he scored a century in 85 balls, then today i.e. on the third day of the game, he finished his innings by scoring 152 runs in 148 balls. In this way the host Kangaroos took a decisive 278-run lead over England. England’s team was out for 147 in their first innings.
Head deals in fours and sixes
Has captained Australia
India won the 2012 Under-19 World Cup under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand. Travis Head took over the captaincy of Australia in that tournament. However, he could not get his team to win in the final. After doing well in Under-19, he made his debut in Australia’s biggest home series Sheffield Shield at the age of just 18. The future Australian captain of the giants is seen in Travis Head.
International debut against India
Travis Head has been a consistent performer in the Big Bash League. On 31 December 2015, the striker scored 101 runs in 53 balls against Sydney Sixers in the last three overs with the help of seven sixes and two fours. He got the gift of this along with a place in the Australian team against India. In January 2016, he made his T20 debut at the age of just 22. Virat Kohli bought him for RCB in the same year for Rs 30 lakh.
third fastest century
Head completed his century in just 85 balls, which is the third fastest century in the 139-year history of the Ashes. Head completed his third and first Ashes century in Test cricket by hitting the 12th four of his innings off Chris Woakes. He hit 14 fours and four sixes in his innings. The record for the fastest century in the Ashes is held by Australia’s Adam Gilchrist, who completed a century in Perth in 2006 in just 57 balls. This is also the record for the fastest century by Australia.