It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the World Test Championship final being played between India and Australia, such a picture also came, which describes the picture of the entire game of the first day. This picture is of Travis Head. Travis Head is the same player who counter-attacked the Indian team when the Rohit Brigade was putting pressure on the Australian team.
When Travis Head came to bat, Australia’s score was 76 runs for 3 wickets. This was the situation where India had the upper hand. Falling one or two quick wickets meant that Australia’s score would be 5 wickets for 100 runs. Indian fans were expecting the same but Travis Head hit back. (AP)
Travis completed a century off 106 balls in ODI style. When the day’s play ended, Travis Head was unbeaten on 146 off 156 balls. Indian bowlers tried all weapons against Travis Head. He was also troubled a lot by the bouncer. (AP)
This picture of Travis Head jumping in the air tells how he faced the bouncers. Travis Head cuts, pulls. Ducked when needed and bounced like a ball many times. But did not give up. This bravery of Travis Head came in handy for Australia and by the end of the day’s play, its score was 327 for 3 wickets. (AP)
327 for 3 on the first day means that Australia are now in a position to score 450 or 500 runs. This is such a situation, which can scare the Indian team. Cricket lovers will not forget that in the first WTC final played in 2021, India scored 217 runs in the first innings and 170 runs in the second innings. In such a situation, Australia’s score of 400 or 500 can create trouble for India. (AP)
Travis Head’s senior partner Steve Smith also supported him well. Travis Head and Steve Smith shared an unbeaten partnership of 251 runs on the first day. Smith is 5 runs away from a century. He has scored 95 runs in 227 balls with the help of 14 fours. (AP)