Australia cruised to a 101 run victory after the pace attack tore through the local batting order at Lords, with the four fast bowlers taking nine of the 10 wickets, the final six for just 43 runs, was fashioned by opener Travis Head, who scored a solid 106 to help the tourists with a match-winning total. Riding on the superlative performance, Head now believes he has closed in on gaining a spot in the starting XI against England in the five-match ODI series.
“I enjoyed getting back up the order, getting out there and getting a hit,” Head said after Australia’s 101-run win. “I felt like I’ve been in good form. I haven’t got the runs I would have liked in the early part of the season for Worcester(shire, the county side Head plays for) but it’s nice to get out here with the boys and perform.
“I feel like I am playing really well, I’ve sort of been close at the start of the summer here, and I am looking forward to the (ODI) series starting.”
“In white-ball cricket, every batter is going to say they will want to bat as high as they can. It’s awesome going out there against the new ball, two fielders out and you get the best of the wicket,”he concluded.
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