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Batter Travis Head stated his off-spin goes to be labored into Australia’s technique for the second Take a look at towards Sri Lanka after he bagged an unlikely 4 wickets within the sequence opener. Head, a left-hand batter and an occasional bowler, returned figures of 4-10 to match lead spinner Nathan Lyon‘s second innings wicket haul in Friday’s three-day thrashing of the hosts at Galle. The center-order batter was solely declared match simply forward of the primary Take a look at after he missed the fifth one-day worldwide attributable to a hamstring damage.

However the 28-year-old stated he was clear about his all-rounder position on Galle’s turning pitch earlier than the match started.

“It was a ready sport for a number of days earlier than the Take a look at and bowling was an enormous a part of that,” he advised reporters.

“I knew I used to be going to have a job in some unspecified time in the future however the two spinners, all of the bowlers, did a unbelievable job for myself and Marnus (Labuschagne) to not be wanted in any respect.

“It’ll be an enormous a part of the following Take a look at,” he added. “I anticipated to bowl (within the first Take a look at) however perhaps not at that stage of the sport.”

Head was known as on to bowl within the nineteenth over of Sri Lanka’s second innings with the hosts already struggling at 95-4 after returning to bat with a deficit of 109 runs.

The finger spinner struck on his second ball to ship again Dinesh Chandimal for his maiden Take a look at wicket after 26 earlier appearances.

He bowled a flatter off-break to deceive Dhananjaya de Silva three balls later, with the batsman providing no shot on a ball that hit his pad and was judged lbw.

Lyon, who took a match haul of 9 wickets, was already on a roll from the opposite finish, and Head’s twin strikes in his third over wiped off the tail to bundle out Sri Lanka for 113.

Cummins praised Head’s bowling effort after the workforce’s 10-wicket win to go 1-0 up within the two-match sequence.

“He is at all times fairly eager for a bowl. First Take a look at wicket too, so he is received 4 now,” stated Cummins.

“We needed Travis within the aspect as a result of he provides not solely batting however bowling as nicely.”

However Head insisted his predominant position was to attain runs and expressed disappointment after making simply six earlier than he was caught and bowled off de Silva’s spin within the first innings.

“I felt my lead-up was actually good, I simply made a mistake,” stated Head.


“It is superb all of the work you are able to do within the nets… however it’s about going out and emulating that.”

The second Take a look at begins Friday on the similar venue.

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