Australian middle-order batsman Travis Head achieved significant milestones in the ongoing five-match Ashes series against England. Travis Head completed 5000 international runs during the third test at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday 8th July.
The left-handed hitter has been in fine form in the game’s longest format. The lefty scored a match-winning hundred in the recently concluded World Test Championship (WTC) final against India and continued his form in the Ashes series.
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travis head He played an excellent innings, scoring a valuable half-century in Australia’s second innings. He scored 77 runs off 112 balls, aided by seven fours and three sixes. He was instrumental in helping his team recover from 139-6 to reach a total of 224 runs.
In the first innings of the match, Travis Head played a solid hit, scoring 39 runs off 74 balls. He formed a crucial 155-run partnership with Mitchell Marsh for the fifth wicket, contributing to Australia’s total score of 263 runs, where Marsh scored a century.
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Travis Head completes 5,000 careers in international cricket
Travis Head has amassed 5,065 runs in 111 appearances at an average of 42.20 in his international career. He has recorded nine centuries and 30 fifty in 132 innings. He scored 2,808 runs in 40 tests at an average of 46.80 and a strike rate of 64.08, including six centuries and 16 half centuries.
The middle-order hitter represented the nation in 54 games and 17 T20I. He scored 1,912 runs in ODIs at an average of 40.68 at a strike rate of 96.81, including three centuries and 14 fifties. He scored 345 runs at an average of 26.53 at a strike rate of 133.20 in the game’s shortest format.
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England need 224 runs to win the match
Australia set a target of 251 runs for England in the final innings of the match. Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were England’s standout bowlers, taking three wickets each. Mark Wood and Moeen Ali claimed two wickets each to restrict the opposition to 224 runs.
By the end of the game on the third day, the Ben Stokes-led side had a score of 27 runs without losing any wickets. The hosts needed 224 runs to win the match with all 10 wickets in hand. Starting pitchers Zak Crawley (9) and Ben Duckett (18) remained undefeated at the end of Day 3.
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