The final match of the second edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) is played between India and Australia at The Oval in London. This match, on the first day of play for the Australian team, saw a brilliant innings century with Travis Head’s bat. Head has also become the first player to score a century in the WTC final match.
After winning the toss in this match, the Indian team decided to bat first. Following this, the Australian team lost their third wicket with a score of 76 during the second session of the game. From here Travis Head along with Steve Smith began the process of rapidly progressing through the innings. By the time play was halted at teatime, Head had completed his half-century.
With the start of the last session of the first day, Travis Head continued to hit aggressively. Travis Head completed the sixth century of his Test career in just 106 balls. This is the first Test century of Head’s career to have come to foreign soil. At the same time, this is Head’s first century against India in Test cricket.
The first centurion in the history of the World Test Championship Final 🥇
-ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2023
Travis Head has made a special record for himself with this memorable century. The record of scoring a century in the final match of the first ODI World Cup in 1975 is held by former West Indies great Clive Lloyd. Being a left-handed player, he also went to bat at number 5 of the game. Head was also able to score a century in this match by batting at number 5.