“Hope he goes on with it”: Travis Head earns applause from Damien Fleming after becoming 3rd batter to score two List A double hundreds

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 13/10/2021

Travis Head: The South Australian captain has become the first batter to score two double centuries in Australia’s List A competition.

During the second match of the ongoing season of the Marsh Cup between South Australia and Queensland at Karen Rolton Oval, South Australia captain Travis Head entered the record books after scoring his second List A double century.

Head, who has become the first batter to do so in Australia’s List A competition, is third in the format worldwide. In the process, Head has also registered the second-highest individual score in Marsh Cup.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Head walked in to bat at No. 3 in the fourth over to share a 244-run partnership for the second wicket alongside wicket-keeper batter Jake Weatherald (97).

Having hit a boundary on the fifth delivery that he faced, Head targeted Queensland fast bowler Michael Neser to score two more boundaries in the same over. Needless to say, what followed was a flurry of boundaries which witnessed left-handed Head assaulting all the bowlers in Adelaide today.

Outscoring Weatherald by a massive margin, Head touched the three-figure mark via a six off Queensland’s Connor Sully. With almost half the number of overs to go, there was always a chance for the 27-year old player to score another 100 runs.

Unperturbed by a rain break, Head completed a double century on the first delivery of the 45th over by running a couple of runs off Neser. Leading from the front with his 230 (127) comprising of 28 fours and eight sixes, Head propelled South Australia to 391/8 in 48 overs.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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