The Ashes: Travis Head hits superb century as Australia counterattack after England’s dream start | Cricket News

Australia reached 241-6 at the stumps on day one of the day-night Ashes Test in Hobart; England had reduced the home side to 12-3 before Travis Head led the fightback with his fourth Test century; Cameron Green hits half a century as Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson take two wickets each

Last update: 01/14/22 11:27

Travis Head scored his second Test hundred on day one in Hobart

Travis Head led the way with a superb counter-attacking century as Australia recovered from 12-3 on a thrilling opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.

England had made a near-perfect start to the game after opting to play first with Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad dismantling the hosts’ first order with the new pink ball as David Warner and Steve Smith both went down without scoring.

However, the home side rallied impressively with Marnus Labuschagne (44) and Head (101) starting the fightback before the dinner break and Cameron Green (74) then joining the latter to continue charging mid-session.

  • Australia closes 241-6 in Hobart
  • Alex Carey (10no), Mitchell Starc (0no)
  • The hosts fell to 12-3 after being inserted
  • David Warner and Steve Smith fall in love with ducks
  • Travis Head (101) counterattacks with a ton of 112 balls
  • Sam Billings makes his debut in one of five England changes

Head was dismissed after kicking his fourth test hundred and Green left after tea with Australia after progressing to 241-6 when rain ended a thrilling day prematurely.

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And after?

England Women begin their attempt to regain the Ashes on January 20 with the first of three T20 internationals. White ball matches are followed by a stand-alone test match and then three one-day internationals.

England last won the Ashes in 2014, with reigning Australian triumphs in England in 2015 and 2019 sandwiching a draw streak in Australia in 2017.


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