Live Cricket News: On the second day of the ongoing first Test of the Ashes 2021-22, Australian batsman Travis Head stabilised the side’s innings with a brilliant knock. At The Gabba, the 27-year-old produced an 85-ball century, extending his team’s lead to 196 runs by the end of the day’s play. The batter carried his bat back to the dugout, but his 112-run knock, which came after a 95-ball stay at the crease, was not as simple as he made it appear.
Head was surprised by Mark Wood’s full toss delivery in the next over after scoring his century. A devastating beamer, delivered at 138.6kmph by Wood, struck him on the glove. The batter’s chin and jaw were also struck by the ball. Wood went up to the Australian southpaw who had fallen flat on his face shortly after the event and apologised. Fortunately, the head was not hurt and was able to return to work after some physiotherapy.
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Head hits an 85-ball century to put Australia in a commanding position against England.
On Thursday, the 27-year-old struck his third Test century in Brisbane during the ongoing Ashes opener. Notably, this is the venue’s fastest Test century. The Australian batsman’s 85-ball century, which included two sixes and 12 fours, is the third-fastest century in Ashes history.
Earlier, Australian opener David Warner fell short of his century after a magnificent 156-run combination with Marnus Labuschagne for the second wicket. After a fantastic show of cricket from Head, Warner, and Labuschagne, Australia finished Day 2 on 343/7, with a 196-run lead. Later in the day, England made a comeback, with Ollie Robinson returning numbers of 3/48. Joe Root and his teammates were finally back in the game. The third day of this thrilling battle will be fascinating to see.
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