AUS vs WI, 1st Test Live: Watch - Twitterati reacts after Travis Head falls on 99 against a part-time spinner
The first Test match between Australia and West Indies is going on at the Perth Stadium in Perth. Winning the toss, the skipper of Australia, Pat Cummins decided that they are going to bat.
Batting first, Australia posted a mammoth total of 598 runs on the board. David Warner and Usman Khawaja opened the innings for the hosts as Jayden Seales provided the first breakthrough by sending back Warner for just 5 runs.
Despite losing the wicket of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne joined hands with the left-hander and added 142 runs for the second wicket before Usman Khawaja leave the battle after scoring 65 runs.
After the fall of another opener, Steven Smith came to the crease and both the batters proved why they are called the best in the longest format of the game. After completing his century, Marnus Labuschagne didn't stop and continued to dominate the opposition bowlers and scored a double hundred against the West Indies.
Summary of the ongoing game:
Following him, Steven Smith also looked unstoppable on the other end as he continuously countered the opposition bowlers all around the park. The skipper of West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite provided the crucial breakthrough by sending back the well-settled Marnus Labuschagne for 204 runs.
It was a huge partnership between both batters as they added 251 runs for the third wicket. However, things didn't end up there as Travis Head also went to counterattack along with Steven Smith who looked unstoppable on the other end.
After his century, the flamboyant batsman continued his form and went on to smash another double hundred following Marnus Labuschagne. On the other end, Travis Head who was just looking well with willow was removed by the opposition skipper for 99 runs.
After his fall, Pat Cummins decided to declare the innings on 598 runs. With a mammoth total on the board, Kraigg Brathwaite opened the innings with Tagenarine Chanderpaul as both the openers put up a 74-run stand for the opening wicket at the end of Day 1.
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Seconds after Travis Head falls for 99 in Perth, Zak Crawley appears to follow suit in Rawalpindi ... pinned lbw by Naseem Shah for 99 from 83 balls. He reviews .. and it is MISSING ... England are 185-0 from 28.3 overs #PAKvsENG— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) December 1, 2022
Poor Travis Head.— Julian King (@JulianKing15) December 1, 2022
He becomes the 7th Australian to make 99 in Perth.
He joins Warne, Slater, K. Hughes, Jones, S. Waugh and Katich (at the WACA).
More Australian 99s have been scored in Perth than any other city.#AUSvWI
Travis Head😢#AUSvsWI— Jai ♡ (@Mr_CupidforEver) December 1, 2022
Heartbreak for Travis Head - he chops on 99 in just 95 balls. A richly deserved century missed by Head. pic.twitter.com/Sf26i7iUBF— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 1, 2022
Travis Head, missed well deserved test hundred.— DIVYANSH¹⁷ ॐ (@ImDivyansh_17) December 1, 2022
This will hurt Travis Head for a long time, there was a hundred for the taking.— Yashraj (@Yashrbh) December 1, 2022
Reminds me of Adelaide 14 test where both M Vijay & V Kohli was nearing 100 in 2nd innings and Kohli got there first and Vijay couldn’t #cricketTwitter #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/83d74ch4ff
Feel for #Travishead 🥲. Out on 99 is very difficult for any player— Mantu Bhattacharya (@MantuBhattacha2) December 1, 2022