The dismissal of Travis Head during the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and Australia could be seen as a crucial turning point for the Indian team. After a challenging start, India managed to break the formidable partnership between Head and Steve Smith, with Head’s wicket falling after a brilliant innings of 163 off 174 balls. The dismissal provides India with an opportunity to regain control in this crucial match.
Australia had reached a strong position at 76-3 when Head joined Smith in the middle. Their partnership flourished, gradually stabilizing the innings and taking the Australian total to 361 runs before losing their fourth wicket. Head’s aggressive batting display included 25 boundaries and a six, showcasing his dominance and the challenge he posed to the Indian bowlers.
However, Mohammed Siraj delivered a crucial breakthrough for India when he bowled a well-directed short ball aimed at the leg stump. Head attempted to pull the ball but failed to connect properly, resulting in a slight touch off his glove. The ball then carried through to wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat, who took a sharp catch. While the dismissal had an element of fortune, India gladly accepted the breakthrough that opened the door for them to make a comeback in the final.