Twitter reactions to Travis Head's century in WTC Final

"Gora Rishabh Pant" - Fans on Twitter in shock as Travis Head brings up 100 off 106 balls in WTC Final vs India

Indian fans on Twitter felt the taste of the 'Rishabh Pant' medicine as Australia's Travis Head scored a stunning 106-ball century in the World Test Championship Final at The Oval.

Coming in to bat at 76/3, when Indian bowlers looked all over Australia with movement in the air and off the pitch, he counter-attacked superbly. The left-hander converted good balls into boundaries with his supreme gap-finding skills. In just 60 balls, he had reached his half-century.


Indian bowlers struggled to maintain their patience and sprayed the ball all over, allowing him to speed through to the next fifty off just 43 balls. The 29-year-old became the first centurion in a WTC Final.

A lack of focussed short-pitch bowling against him from Rohit Sharma's men was particularly surprising as they leaked runs all around the park.

Twitter reactions soon after his century were full of awe and commendation. Some fans remembered Rishabh Pant, India's own counter-attacking southpaw who's nursing an injury after a horrifying accident in December last year.


The following are the best reactions:

Travis Head becomes the first batter to score a hundred in the WTC final.

He is standing tall on the big stage.

What a crazy innings by Head. A hundred in just 106 balls. He absolutely took on the Indian attack and put on a show at the Oval.
Does pressure know of Travis Head? 76/3. India's tail was up. And he bats like he owns the place. Scintillating stuff. What a hundred! #CricketTwitter #WTCFinal2023 #INDvsAUS #TravisHead
Australia HEADing towards a mammoth first-innings total. #CricketTwitter #TravisHead #WTCFinal2023 #INDvsAUS
of just 106 balls when his side was in a tricky situation. Well played Travis Head.
The first centurion in World Test Championship Final history 🥇

Take a bow, Travis Head

Follow the #WTC23 Final
First Test ton away from home and what a time to do it! Well played Travis Head 🏽 #WTCFinal2023
Excellent hundred this one from Travis Head. Will be an innings to remember if it can set up Australia for a historic win!

Well played. Never allowed Indian bowlers to get on top
Things you love to see: A Travis Head in the World Test Championship Final!

It comes from 106 balls, with 14 fours and a six

#WTC23 |
Aaj Travis Head ko dekh ke samajh aaya jab Pant khelta tha toh opponents ko kaisa mehsus hota tha.
Magnificent century from Travis Head. He has added a new dimension to Australia's middle order in the last two years

Strike-rate of 94 to score his century. Travis Head, you monster #WTC2023Final #WTCFinal

He smashed 100* runs from just 106 balls against India in WTC Final. What a amazing hundred from Travis Head in big match. Remarkable innings!
1st to Score Century in Knockout matches

WC - Clive Lloyd (1975)
CT - Sachin Tendulkar (1998)
WTC - Travis Head (2023)*

Travis Head with a top century. Has given India plenty to think about with this knock. India clearly on backfoot.


Travis Head and Steve Smith threatening to take the game away from India

India started the day brilliantly with three of their four pacers - Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur - getting Australia's top three out.

However, at the time of writing this piece, Australia have already crossed 250 and look in a solid position to collect many more runs. Head has been brilliantly supported by Smith, who looked to have gone into his shell when the former was counter-attacking, but has now started to open up as well.

India might look back and regret the decision to leave out Ravichandran Ashwin. But now, they need to regroup and find wickets somewhere to end the day on a high. You can follow the match live here!

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