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Last Update on: July 26th, 2023 at 11:55 am

Australia’s Travis Head has made a huge comment ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test to be played at The Oval from July 27-31. The visitors are leading the series 2-1. They won the first two Tests in Edgbaston and Lord’s. England came back to win the third Test in Headingley before rain played spoilsport in the final day and the fourth Test ended in a draw.

Speaking to the reporters ahead of the fifth Test, Travis Head said that Australia might have got away with the fourth Test but as a side, they are in Englan to win the Ashes series. Head has scored 315 runs in the series so far at an average of 39.38.

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“The feeling around it was yes, we have got away with one, but ultimately we have come here to win the Ashes and we have gone a huge way to doing that. We played really nice for three Test matches, maybe not played the best week last week, but if we can shut that out and think about what we did well for the first three Test matches, it will put us in good stead for this week,” said Head.

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Mixed Emotions: Travis Head On Retaining The Ashes Urn

Speaking about retaining the Ashes, the Australian Southpaw said that they were backing themselves to do that. However, he said that as a side they would have liked to win the fourth Test and retain the urn.

“It is mixed emotions because you would love to win a Test match to retain them and hopefully this week we can win a Test match to do it. A draw is a different feeling, no matter what the situation, but there was no real massive elation because we could see the situation coming,” Head added.

Australia won the first Test in Edgbaston by two wickets. They then won the Lord’s Test by 43 runs which was another close contest. England came back to win the third Test in Headingley by three wickets with Chris Woaks playing a match-winning cameo. Rain played spoilsport on day five to end the fourth Test in a draw. The fifth Test is well poised to give us another close contest.

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