Travis Head was already at the top of the record. His name was written there once again. The Australian batsman has surpassed himself in the record for the fastest double century in List A cricket.
Head played a great innings of 230 off 127 balls against Queensland for South Australia in the Marsh Cup, Australia’s domestic one-day tournament on Wednesday. The 26-year-old left-arm batsman hit a double century off 114 balls in this innings.
This is now the fastest double century in List A cricket. In the same tournament in 2015, he hit 200 against South Australia for 116 balls.
Ben Duckett is the third fastest double centurion in List A cricket. He made 200 off 123 balls against Sri Lanka ‘A’ for the England Lions in 2016.
Not only the fastest double,
Head made his name on another page of the record book. He is only the third batsman to score multiple double centuries in List A cricket. Rohit Sharma scored three double centuries. His three double centuries are in ODIs.
Apart from Rohit and Head, he has scored two double centuries and only former England batsman Alastair Brown.
The head wicket in this match against Queensland in Adelaide went to number three, after Alex Carey was dismissed in the fourth over. In the beginning he continued to run for some time, he ran per ball. Later he increased the speed to fifty off 36 balls. Debutant Connor Sally’s footsteps hit two boundaries in the fifty.
Later he made another storm and scored a century with 75 balls. Connor Sally hit three sixes from 96 balls. From there it takes the next 100 and a total of 49 balls.
In the end,
He was dismissed for 230 in 26 fours and 6 sixes in the 47th over.
This is the sixth highest individual innings in List A cricket. Alastair Brown’s record of 26 is still the highest run scored in 2002.
South Australia scored 391 for 9 in 47 overs courtesy of Head.