The Ashes, 1st Test: What an entertaining innings from Travis Head, says David Warner – Brisbane News
“They did bowl well didn’t they? They hit the target on a short of a length. We’ve got smiles on our faces. What an entertaining innings from Travis Head. It has to be up there for him personally. It was a tight battle with him and Uzzie but to come out the way he did that’s the Travis Head we know. He backed himself and backed his areas and walks off with 112 to his name,” stated Warner in a chat with broadcasters after the day’s play.
Warner, who himself contributed to Australia’s rating of 343/7 with 94, felt that there was some luck concerned in his knock. Warner had luck on his facet when Ben Stokes clear bowled him with an inswinger on 17 however replays confirmed the bowler overstepped.
After lunch, Warner was dropped by Rory Burns at second slip on 48. Five overs later, Warner survived once more on 60 as he slipped after attempting to flick and Haseeb Hameed, at brief leg, missed the run-out probability from a detailed distance.
“At the end of the day you think this could be your last game and you try to give it everything. Keep it simple and give it everything. Obviously getting bowled off a no-ball… you’ve got to try and keep your feet behind the line as a bowler. I thought I left very well today, I have worked on that especially at the Gabba. Everyone was talking about my form in the T20 stuff but when you’re out of runs you deserve some luck and I got it.”
Though Warner fell in need of his twenty fifth Test century by six runs, his good fortun’ and Head’s onslaught meant that Australia are ready of ascendancy with three days nonetheless left within the match.