Twitter Reactions: Travis Head’s century helps Australia recover in Hobart Test

Travis Head
Travis Head. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Both England and Australia had a satisfying day of cricket in the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Even as Joe Root and Co. made an impressive start to their campaign, the home team didn’t throw in the towel early. At the close of the first day’s play, Pat Cummins’ Australia ended with 241 for the loss of six wickets in 59.3 overs before rain played spoilsport.

England bowlers dominate

After being put in to bat first, the Aussies found themselves in all sorts of trouble after being reduced to 12 for three in 9.5 overs. David Warner perished to Ollie Robinson after which Stuart Broad accounted for the wickets of Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith, who couldn’t open his account. Thereafter, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne took charge helped their team get out of jail.

Labuschagne looked in excellent rhythm as he scored 44 runs off 53 balls with the help of nine fours. While the rest of Australia’s top-order batters strained to find a rhythm, the right-hander looked at his very best. But Broad bowled his around his legs and cut short his stay in the middle. From there on, Cameron Green and Head made sure that England had to work hard for their wickets in the match.

Green, Head make hay

Head missed the Boxing Day Test after being tested positive for COVID-19, but he made a thunderous return. The southpaw racked up his second ton of the series and looked in ominous touch. The left-hander didn’t die wondering and scored 101 runs off 113 balls with the help of 12 fours. It was Woakes, who ended his stay after he got rid of the batter in the 49th over of the day.

Green, on the other hand, didn’t die wondering as well. The right-handed batter scored 74 runs off 109 balls with eight fours before he fell prey to Mark Wood. The Aussies would have loved for Head and Green to stay unbeaten, but that wasn’t the case. Broad and Robinson got two wickets apiece for the Brits. Skipper Root also rolled his arms over for 10 overs, although he couldn’t get a wicket.

Here’s how the netizens reacted to the day’s play in Hobart

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