It was a brilliant day for Australian cricket at Manuka Oval against Sri Lanka. They have completely dominated things with the help of brilliant knocks from Joe Burns and Travis Head. Meanwhile, the left-handed batsman revealed that his emotional celebration after the century is for his good mate Philip Hughes.
Tavis Head and Philip Hughes were very close friends, who always shared the same dressing room for South Australia. But, unfortunately, a rare incident in the game of cricket has taken away his life. It was a pretty emotional thing for Australian cricketers, as Philip Hughes was one of the nicest men in the Australian circuit.
It was very special – Travis Head
Speaking of the celebration at the end of the Day 1 stumps, Travis Head quoted that it was for Philip Hughes. He also believes that Philip Hughes would watch his knocks from somewhere and acknowledge his performance.
”Yeah, it is always nice to get runs and I know he’d be watching,” Head told Fox Cricket when asked about emotional celebration after reaching hundred. It was a pretty special moment.”
As it happened:
Coming to the day 1 report, Travis Head and Joe Burns were the stars of the day. From 28/3, they both put on a fantastic 308-run partnership for the fourth wicket to smash quite a few records on their way. Both played at a great strike to put Australians on the driving seat.
Travis Head, who scored 161 lost a bit of concentration, which saw Vishwa Fernando of Sri Lanka bag his third wicket in the innings. On the other hand, Joe Burns showed his worth as the batsman, who carried his bat right throughout the day.
The stylish opener registered an unbeaten 172*. For Sri Lanka, Vishwa Fernando was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets while Chamika picked up 1 wicket. At the end of stumps on Day 1 at Manuka Oval, Canberra, the opener Joe Burns is at the crease with 172* while Patterson scored 25*.