New Delhi. Left-handed Australian batsman Travis Head has claimed a comeback in the Test team by scoring a double century before the Ashes series. Head played a marathon innings of 230 runs in 127 balls in the domestic one-day tournament Marsh Cup. South Australia captain Head did this feat against Queensland in Adelaide. In this match, Head came out to bat in the fourth over and completed his double century in the first ball of the 45th over.
He played only 114 balls to make 200 runs. Earlier, he completed his century by hitting a six. For this he played only 65 balls. With this innings, he became the first batsman to score two double centuries for Australia in ODIs. He has scored the 9th century of his List-1 career against Queensland. On the basis of Head’s captaincy, South Australia scored 391 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 48 overs in a rain-hit match against Queensland.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 13, 2021
Head scored 160 out of 230 from the boundary
Head was dismissed after scoring 230 runs in 127 balls. In this innings, this left-handed batsman hit 28 fours and 8 sixes. That is, he completed 160 runs with fours and sixes. This is the second highest individual score in the history of the Marsh Cup, Australia’s domestic ODI tournament. In 2018, D’Arcy Short played the biggest innings of 257 runs against Queensland. Left-handed batsman Head had also scored 202 runs in ODIs against Western Australia in Sydney 6 years ago. Apart from Head, three more batsmen have scored double centuries in List-A cricket for Australia. It includes Darcy Short, Ben Dunk and Philip Hughes.
Head was dropped in the Test series against India
Head was dropped from the team after the second Test of the 4-Test series against India last year. Last month, he made a scintillating return to Australia’s Test team by scoring 163 runs in a Sheffield Shield match. After this innings, Australia coach and selector Justin Langer spoke to him on the phone. However, after this, due to Corona, Australia’s domestic cricket schedule had to be changed. But this had no effect on the head and he scored his second double century in ODIs as soon as he returned to the field.