India vs Australia: Travis Head eyes repeat of Guwahati performance in T20I series decider

Travis Head is eyeing an encore of his match-winning performance in Guwahati when Australia take on hosts India in the decisive third Twenty20 International in Hyderabad on Thursday.

PTI, Oct,12 2017

Hyderabad: Travis Head is eyeing an encore of his match-winning performance in Guwahati when Australia take on hosts India in the decisive third Twenty20 International in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Head (48 off 34) and Moises Henriques (62 off 46) shared an unbeaten 109-run stand off 76 balls to fire Australia to a series-levelling win in just 15.3 overs in the second Twenty20 International.

Travis Head speaks to reporters in Hyderabad ahead of the final T20I between India and Australia. AP

Travis Head speaks to reporters in Hyderabad ahead of the final T20I between India and Australia. AP

"It was nice to be in a winning partnership. As batters you want to be there and win games of cricket for Australia and we were able to do that. With the series at stake tomorrow hopefully someone can do that. Hopefully it's me again or Moises," Head told reporters on the eve of the third T20I.

"It would be fantastic if bowlers also put up a competitive performance to win the match," he said.

Head was disappointed that he got a few good starts but could never convert them into big knocks.

He had scores 39 (Kolkata), 29 (Bengaluru) and 42 (Nagpur) in the preceding ODI series.

"Pretty disappointing personally. I've been able to get some starts throughout the tour and not go on I guess and have some pretty poor execution on some of the dismissals," he said.

Head said he was focused on areas where he was lacking and the improvement showed in the last match, he said.

Published Date: Oct 12, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017




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1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
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2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6650 117
4 England 6483 116
5 Australia 6077 113
6 Pakistan 4875 96
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2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
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