The match between India and Australia has come to life on the first day itself. Both Steve Smith and Travis Head put Australia in a strong position in the final of the World Test Championship. With their unbeaten double century partnership, Australia has reached the driving seat in the match. Now these two have a record of 99 years old.
The Indian bowlers got off to a brilliant start in this match, dismissing Australia’s top three batsmen early. When the situation was 76 for 3, Smit and Head joined the field. Head attacked the Indian bowlers from the start. So, Smith showed patience. Meanwhile, Head completed his half-century. Smith also crossed the 50-run mark after the duo shared a century partnership for the fourth wicket. Head, on the other hand, scored his maiden overseas century off just 106 balls.
He remained unbeaten until the end of the day’s play with Rahat Head scoring 146 off 156 balls. This includes 22 fours and one six. Smith, on the other hand, scored an unbeaten 95 in his brilliantly restrained innings. Thanks to the contribution of these two, Australia’s score reached 327 for 3.
Both of them have so far scored 251 not out for the fourth wicket. Now in their phase will be an old record of 99 years. Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford had the highest partnership by Australia for the fourth wicket in England. In 1924, the pair added 388 runs in a Test at Headingley. The Head-Smith duo still need 138 runs to reach this tally.
If the pair breaks this record, the match will almost be over for the Indian team. Because, if this partnership is big, Australia can also score more than 500 runs.
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