IND vs AUS: Travis Head failed to score his sixth Test century in India’s fourth and final match against Australia. On the last day, the southpaw batted superbly, scoring a 163-ball 90. (10 fours, 2 sixes).
Head, who missed the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, has been simply amazing recently. Notably, he was promoted to the opening position following the injury of David Warner.
Travis Head took on responsibility in Australia’s second innings because the in-form Usman Khawaja did not open with him owing to an injury. He accepted the challenge, however, and put on a batting show.
He has 2,361 runs in the Test format at an impressive average of 45.4. It was his third fifty against India. Meanwhile, his previous series scores were 32, 9, 49*, 12, and 43.
IND vs AUS: Parthiv Patel lauds Travis Head for the brilliant inning
The left-hander has been in good form during the current ICC World Test Championship cycle. Travis Head has 1,208 runs at an average of 52.52. He’s scored three centuries and six fifties.
Travis Head was on the verge of a magnificent century in the final game of the BGT, but his spectacular knock was ended by spinner Axar in the 60th over. He was in denial after Axar Patel’s incredible delivery got him out.
Axar hit a vital 79 in the series finale against Australia. The lower-order batter was also India’s second-highest run-scorer in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy only second to Virat Kohli.
The high-scoring encounter saw multiple centuries. Usman Khwaja and Cameron Green smashed centuries for Australia while Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli did the same for team India.
India will face Australia in the finals of the 2023 World Test Championship
With the third match concluding in a draw, Rohit Sharma’s Team India won the Test series 2-1 on Monday. India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after thrashing Australia in the first two tests of the series.
India has also qualified for the ICC World Test Championship final under Rohit’s captaincy. Team India will face Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship at the Oval.
Sri Lanka had a chance to pip India and join Australia in the final during their tour of New Zealand. Nonetheless, their defeat to New Zealand ensured India’s position in the finals, which begin on June 7.
For India, it will be their second consecutive qualification for the World Test Championship finals, having faced New Zealand in the 2019/21 cycle and lost by eight wickets.