28 January 2022 8:01

Ashes, 1st Test, Day 2: Head, Warner help Australia extend lead to 196

David Warner after the end of the day said that Travis Head played a remarkable innings to take his side to a comfortable position.

Travis Head and David Warner played knocks of 112 and 94 respectively as Australia extended its lead to 196 against England on Day 2 of the ongoing first Ashes Test here at the Gabba, Brisbane on Thursday.

At stumps, Australia’s score read 343/7 with the hosts extending their lead to 196 runs. Head (112*) and Mitchell Starc (10*) are currently unbeaten at the crease.

David Warner after the end of the day said that Travis Head played a remarkable innings to take his side to a comfortable position.

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Warner himself got among the runs as he scored 94 as Australia extended its lead to 196 in the ongoing Test.

“They did bowl well, didn’t they? They hit the target on a short of a length. What an entertaining innings from Travis Head. It has to be up there for him personally, that’s the Travis Head we know. He backed himself and backed his areas and walks off with 112 to his name,”

said Warner after the close of play on Day 2. 

“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. I left very well today, I have worked on that especially at the Gabba. When you are out of runs, you deserve some luck and I got it,” he added. 

Travis Head played a remarkable innings of 112; Picture Source: @ICC
Travis Head played a remarkable innings of 112; Picture Source: @ICC

Resuming the third and final session at 193/3, Australia lost back-to-back wickets of David Warner (94) and Cameron Green (0) and were reduced to 195/5.

Warner and Green were dismissed by Ollie Robinson.

Alex Carey and Travis Head then got together at the crease and the duo put on 41 runs for the sixth wicket, however, this stand was cut short by Chris Woakes as he dismissed Carey (12) in the 65th over.

Pat Cummins also departed after playing a 12-run knock but Head played a counter-attacking inning and he went on to bring up his century, further consolidating Australia’s position in the match.

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Brief Scores: England 147; Australia 343/7 (Travis Head 112*, David Warner 94; Ollie Robinson 3-48).

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