SRH vs PBKS: Watch - Arshdeep Singh sends Travis Head packing for a golden duck with a peach

Updated - 19 May 2024, 06:12 PM

Travis Head and Arshdeep Singh
Travis Head and Arshdeep Singh {PC:X}

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Travis Head didn't have the kind of outing he would've wanted in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 game against Punjab Kings (PBKS). The 69th game of the tournament is underway at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

After conceding a total of 214 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad were off to a worst possible start with the bat. In-form batter Travis Head, who has been decimating the bowling lineup of the opposition in the IPL 2024, perished to the brilliance of Arshdeep Singh with the ball at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

Punjab Kings fast bowler Arshdeep Singh removed the batter on the first ball of the second innings to take his team off the flyer. The pacer bowled a good length delivery that didn't move much as Travis Head stayed rooted to the crease. 

Travis Head was late in getting his bat down as the ball skidded through and sneaked under the bat to hit the off-stump to send the batter packing. The home team dealt an early blow at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

Here's the video: 

This was the second time Arshdeep Singh removed Travis Head in the ongoing IPL 2024. The fast bowler removed in the earlier fixture between the teams. After the opening batter got out, Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi (33) counter-attacked the Punjab Kings bowlers. 

The duo played magnificently well and added 72 runs for the second wicket to bring their team back into the game. They made sure that they made up for the early loss of Travis Head and put their team in the dominating position at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

Earlier with the bat, Punjab Kings had a decent outing with the bat. Prabhsimran Singh along with Atharva Taide (46) gave a brutal start to the Punjab Kings. The duo added 97 runs for the opening stand and put pressure on the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers. Rille Rossouw (49) also played a valuable hand for the team as they ended with 214 runs. 

I had some butterflies early on, but as I saw the wicket felt comfortable - Atharva Taide 

Punjab Kings batter Atharva Taide, who played a vital innings for his team at the top, talked about his knock, admitting that he had nerves when he went out to but after some time, he felt comfortable. He also talked about the pitch and was hopeful of his team winning the game. Speaking to broadcasters, he explained: 

"It was coming onto the bat nicely and I think we put up a good score. I had some butterflies early on, but as I saw the wicket felt comfortable and I felt I should have scored more. We feel it is a new ball game, and we can pick up a few wickets in the powerplay, we can be ahead in the game. The ball is gripping and I feel we can restrict them," he concluded.