Travis Head hits fastest-ever List A double- century, joins Rohit Sharma, Ali Brown in elite list

Travis Head hits fastest-ever List A double- century, joins Rohit Sharma, Ali Brown in elite list

Head's double century is the fastest ever in List A cricket as it came off just 114 balls.

Travis Head
Travis Head. (Photo by James Elsby/Getty Images)

South Australia skipper Travis Head stormed into history books by becoming the third player to smash two double-tons in List A cricket as he went on to score 230 against Queensland in Adelaide. Head has now joined the elite club with Indian ace batsman Rohit Sharma, who is the only cricketer to hit three double-centuries in ODI cricket. The Australian also joined English cricketer Ali Brown who has the highest score to his name in List A cricket with several double centuries.

Before this feat, Head scored 202 against Western Australia in the 2015 Marsh Cup. South Australia captain achieved his double century in a quick span as he smashed 230 from just 127 balls that included 28 fours and eight sixes. His terrific knock led his team to post 391 runs on the board in 48 overs as two overs got called off due to rain.

It has to be noted that Head’s score is the second-highest in Marsh Cup where Darcy Shorts leads the list with 257 runs. However, his double century is the fastest ever in List A cricket as it came on just 114 balls and in the same line, the team’s total was South Australia’s second-highest in competition ever.

Travis Head last played for Australia in 2018

Talking about Head’s career with Australia, he played the last international game in 2018 but got dropped as he sustained three single-digit figures in their series against South Africa. However, ever since his dismal show at the international level, he has been shining upright in the List A games as he has scored 1136 runs in 21 List A, averaging an impressive 63.11. The strike rate of 121.75 is the cherry on the cake.

Talking of the same game against Queensland, he entered the field at the score of 1/22 as Alex Carey went off and started smashing bowlers ruthlessly. His speed of sending bowlers to the cleaners could be evident by the fact that he pushed his century in just 65 deliveries. His second hundred sped up further and came in just 49 balls and the only hindrance to his terrific action came in form of a brief burst of rain.