Travis Head has hit the quickest century by a South Australian, because the left-hander continues his case for an Australian recall.
Head got here to the crease within the fourth over after the early lack of Alex Carey and appeared in elegant contact proper from the primary ball.
Simply weeks after registering 163 in his second Defend match of the season in opposition to Western Australia, he introduced up three figures within the 50-over match with a shocking pull shot over the ropes on the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.
Former Australian spinner Kerry O’Keeffe mentioned in commentary for Fox Sports activities that Head had returned from a County season with Sussex a greater participant.
“Travis Head is again huge time child,” O’Keeffe mentioned.
“No matter’s occurred within the low season in England, he appears a greater participant.
“He’s extra assured, he’s selecting balls up so rapidly, he’s pouncing on something quick.
“His trademark areas are there; this has been an impressive century from Travis Head.
“In worldwide cricket he hasn’t transformed numerous fifties into a whole lot, however on the stage under he converts very properly certainly.
“He raced to 50 and now he’s raced to 100. Hats off to him.”
Head was briefly stalled by rain, however is properly on his strategy to a unprecedented double century.
After 42 overs, Head is unbeaten on 190.
Forward of the match, former Australian selector Mark Waugh backed Head to win a recall for the Ashes.
The left-hander was dropped throughout the 2-1 collection defeat to India final summer season, however averages 39.75 – solely bettered by Joe Root within the English lineup.
“He’s coming off good type in Defend cricket, I’m fairly positive he averages 40 in Check match cricket,” Waugh advised foxsports.com.au.
“I feel he’s a logical alternative.
“Matthew Wade had his spot final summer season, however to be truthful he didn’t nail it did he? He’s averaging low 30s.
“Travis Head’s a younger participant, I feel he’s a great participant, he’s clearly bought his areas he might enhance his batting on, the place he has that weak point and will get caught within the gully area however everybody’s bought weaknesses to a sure extent, so I simply really feel along with his first-class report and Check report he deserves first go on the No.5 spot this summer season.”