Travis Head becomes first Australian batsman to hit two List A double centuries

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Oct 13, 10:57 AM

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Travis Head smashed a powerful double hundred in the ongoing Marsh Cup against Queensland in Adelaide and went on to become the only Australian to have two scores of 200 or more in the fifty-over format.

He walked out to bat at number three for South Australia and reached the landmark in 114 balls on the very first ball of the 45th over. He extended his innings to 230 runs from a total of 127. He reached his hundred in only 65 balls which is the fastest century by a South Australian batsman.

His score of 230 is the second-highest score in the history of Australian domestic one-day cricket after D’Arcy Short’s innings of 257 runs. Moreover, there are only three batsmen other than him who have scored a double ton in Australia List- A games—Ben Dunk, D’Arcy Short, and Phillip Hughes.

Riding on his explosive innings, South Australia amassed 391 runs in 50 overs which was their highest ever score in the format. Queensland too batted brilliantly but fell short of their target by 79 runs.

Head has come back in form just at the right time when Australia are about to announce the squad for the upcoming Ashes series. Late last month he had scored a mammoth hundred in the Sheffield Shield and with this double century, he has announced his comeback into form.

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