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, October 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.

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
4 3 1 0 6
2
Kolkata
5 3 2 0 6
3
Hyderabad
4 3 1 0 6
4
Punjab
4 3 1 0 6
5
Rajasthan
5 2 3 0 4
6
Mumbai
4 1 3 0 2
7
Bangalore
4 1 3 0 2
8
Delhi
4 1 3 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111