South Australia skipper Travis Head slammed 230 runs against Queensland on Wednesday in a Marsh Cup match at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.
Head scored 230 from 127 deliveries, his innings was studded with 28 fours and eight sixes. The 27-year-old batsman became the first Australian batter to score two double hundreds in ODI format.
Travis Head reached 200 in 114 balls against Queensland
Head took 65 balls to reach a three-figure mark and took another 49 balls to race to his second double hundred for South Australia. Head’s knock is the second-highest score in the history of the Marsh Cup, Western Australia’s D’Arcy Short remains the highest for his 257 against Queensland in 2018.
Head was involved in a 244-run stand with opener Jake Weatherald as South Australia posted a mammoth total of 391/8 in the first innings in 48 overs.
Head had scored 202 against Western Australia in Sydney in 2015 and this is the ninth List A hundred of his career.
Travis Head becomes the third batsman in World to score two doubles hundreds in ODI format
Head joins the likes of Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has three double-hundreds to his name in ODIs and Surrey’s Ali Brown to hit multiple double-centuries in the 50-over format.
The last time Head featured for Australia in ODI cricket was against South Africa in 2018 but he registered three single-digit scores in that series and thereafter never played for them in limited-overs for Aaron Finch’s team.
Since then in 21 List A innings, he has made 1136 runs at an average of 63.11 and a staggering strike rate of 121.75, with the help of three centuries and six half-centuries.
Head was also part of Australia’s last Test series against India but was dropped from the team after the Melbourne Test owing to poor performance with the bat.