Because of Travis Head and Steve Smith, Australia is in a commanding position to win the ICC World Twenty20.
Both Travis Head and Steve Smith have been instrumental in propelling Australia to a commanding position in the ICC World T20 final.At the end of day one of the test, Head was still not out on 146, while Steve Smith was on 96.At The Oval, in the final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), Australia’s Travis Head and Steve Smith, two of their team’s batters, demonstrated resilience and skill as they led their team to a dominating position on the first day of the match. Australia is competing against India.After the Indian side made the decision to field first, their bowlers immediately took control of the game and brought the Australian score down to 73-2 before the lunch break.
Mohammad Siraj grabbed the wicket of Usman Khawaja in the fourth over of the innings. Khawaja was attempting a leg-side pull, but he ended up edging the ball to wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat, who made an outstanding diving effort. Bharat was able to take the wicket. After facing 10 deliveries, Khawaja was out of the game without having scored a run.Shardul Thakur was able to get rid of David Warner after he had managed to contribute 43 runs, including eight boundaries, before he was ejected from the test match. Recently, David Warner had intimated that he would retire from playing in test matches.
Before the lunch break, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith put in a lot of effort to steady the ship for the Australian batting order. On the other hand, as soon as they got back, India quickly hit back, thanks to Mohammad Shami’s efforts.bowling with deceptive intent. The deception of Shami was successful in getting Labuschagne out, which was an essential step towards India’s victory.Despite this, Head and Smith worked together to build a powerful partnership, steadily scoring runs that were vital for Australia. Head displayed extraordinary batting ability by scoring his sixth Test century and finishing the day unbeaten on a magnificent 146 runs.
This was Head’s sixth test century. Smith, who was supplying unflinching support from the other end, was still not out after racking up an incredible 95 runs.
Australia had established a daunting total of 327 runs for the loss of three wickets in 85 overs by the time play came to an end, clearly confirming their supremacy in the encounter.