London: Travis Head scored a century against India in the ICC World Test Championship final. As a result, the Australian team performed a run hunt.
The ICC World Test Cricket Championship final between India and Australia started yesterday at the Oval in London. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field. The Indian team fielded with a combination of 4 fast bowlers and a spinner. Jadeja was replaced as the main spinner. Ashwin was not given a chance.
Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur were the fast bowlers. The start was a bit of a shock for the Australian team who opened the batting. Usman Khawaja faced 10 balls for no runs and Mohammad Siraj was caught by wicketkeeper Bharat. After this, Marnesh Labuschenne, who entered the field, focused on tackling and tried to build a partnership.
David Warner, who was steadily adding runs, scored 43 runs in 60 balls, with 8 boundaries, but Shardul Thakur was caught by Bharat and lost the game.
Warner added 70 runs for the 2nd wicket with Labusche. At the lunch break Australia scored 73 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 23 overs. Labuschenne 26, Steve Smith 2 runs continued after the lunch break.
Labuschenne scored 26 runs off 62 balls with 3 fours when Mohammed Shami bowled. Travis Head, who entered the field with the loss of 3 wickets for 76 runs, subjected the Indian bowling to severe destruction. He swung the bat like a short-form bowler. Travis Head smashed his 6th century off 106 balls with 14 fours and a six. At the other end, Steve Smith, who batted calmly, crossed his half-century off 144 balls with 7 fours. It was his 38th half-century in Tests.
At the end of the first day, Australia scored 327 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Steve Smith is in the field with 95 runs and Travis Head with 146 runs.