Adelaide Strikers skipper Travis Head had an amazing day at work as the captain led from the front to put Strikers into a commanding position against the Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday. Head played a beautiful innings with the bat as he slammed 79 off 40 deliveries to help Strikers put up a mammoth total of 186 runs, the highest first innings total at Launceston. He laced his innings with five boundaries and six big hits at a strike rate of 197.50. Head was also named the Player of the Match for his significant contribution.
The captain also put on a stunning display of acrobatics as he caught Jake Doran off Wes Agar's delivery. In the 10th over of the second innings, Agar bowled a back of the length delivery which Doran played cross-batted to cover where skipper Travis Head was positioned. Head then dived to his right spectacularly to grab on to the ball mid-air. Watch the catch here:
After setting up a target of 187 for the Hurricanes to chase, Striker looked determined to win the match with some early wickets in their pockets. Neser and Agar helped clear the openers and number three Doran was sent back courtesy of Skipper Head's stupendous catch. However, David Miller gave a strong fight as he took the chase deep smashing Strikers all around the ground. Miller played a fantastic innings of 90 runs which comprised five big hits and eight boundaries.
With 21 needed off the last over, Strikers' best bowler of the day, Peter Siddle took the onus on him to pull off the nail-biter for his team. Siddle began the over with a dot ball and clipped Miller's wings with his tight line and length and varied pacers. As a result, Adelaide Strikers won the match by 10 runs helping them move up to the second position on the BBL points table.