Travis Head
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Australian middle-order batter Travis Head achieved significant milestones in the ongoing five-match Ashes series against England. Travis Head completed 5000 international runs during the third Test at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday, July 8.

The left-handed batter has been in fine form in the longer format of the game. The Southpaw scored a match-winning hundred in the recently concluded World Test Championship (WTC) final against India and continued his form into the Ashes series.

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Travis Head played a superb innings, scoring a valuable half-century in Australia’s second innings. He scored 77 runs off 112 balls, with the help of seven fours and three sixes. He was instrumental in helping his team recover from 139-6 to reach a total of 224 runs.

In the first innings of the match, Travis Head played a solid knock, scoring 39 runs off 74 balls. He formed a crucial partnership of 155 runs with Mitchell Marsh for the fifth wicket, contributing to Australia’s total score of 263 runs, where Marsh scored a century.

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Travis Head Completes 5000 Runs In International Cricket

Travis Head has amassed 5,065 runs in 111 appearances at an average of 42.20 in his international career. He has registered nine centuries and 30 fifties in 132 innings. He scored 2,808 runs in 40 Tests with an average of 46.80 and a strike rate of 64.08, including six centuries and 16 half-centuries.

The middle-order batter represented the nation in 54 matches and 17 T20Is. He scored 1,912 runs in ODIs at an average of 40.68 with a strike rate of 96.81, including three centuries and 14 fifties. He smacked 345 runs at an average of 26.53 with a strike rate of 133.20 in the shorter format of the game.

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England Need 224 Runs To Win The Match

Australia set a target of 251 runs for England in the final innings of the match. Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were the standout bowlers for England, taking three wickets each. Mark Wood and Moeen Ali claimed two wickets each to restrict the opposition to 224 runs.

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At the end of the third day’s play, the Ben Stokes-led team had a score of 27 runs without losing any wickets. The hosts needed 224 runs to win the match with all 10 wickets in hand. Openers Zak Crawley (9) and Ben Duckett (18) remained unbeaten at the close of play on Day 3.

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