The Ashes: Travis Head hit the great century as Australia’s counterattack after England’s dream start Cricket news

Australia reached 241-6 on the stumps of the first day of the Ashes day and night test in Hobart; England reduced the home to 12-3 before Travis Head led the fight with its fourth test century; Cameron Green overcame half a century, while Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson scored two goals each

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The Ashes: Travis Head hit the great century as Australia’s counterattack after England’s dream start  Cricket news

Travis Head recorded his second test hundred on the first day in Hobart

Travis Head led with an excellent counterattack as Australia recovered from 12-3 on the thrilling first day of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.

England had an almost perfect start to the match after deciding to play first when Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad dismantled the hosts’ top pink ball, as David Warner and Steve Smith both failed without scoring.

However, the home team gathered impressively when Marnus Labuschagne (44) and Head (101) started the fight before the dinner break, and Cameron Green (74) then joined the other to continue the attack in the middle.

  • Australia closes at 241-6 in Hobart
  • Alex Carey (10 Sun), Mitchell Starc (0 Sun)
  • The hosts dropped to 12-3 after insertion
  • David Warner and Steve Smith fall to the ducks
  • Travis Head (101) performs counterattacks with a ton of 112 balls
  • Sam Billings debuts as one of five changes in England

Head was released after showing his fourth test 100, and Green left after tea with Australia, which advanced to 241: 6 when the rain ended the fascinating day prematurely.

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What will be next?

England women will begin its efforts to recover the ashes on January 20 with the first of three T20 internationals. White ball matches are followed by a separate Test Match and then three one-day internationals.

England last won the Ashes in 2014, with the holders of the Australian triumphs in England in 2015 and 2019 joining the draw in Australia in 2017.

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