Reactions on Twitter: Travis Head, Steve Smith sizzle as Australia take control on Day 1 of WTC 2023 Final against India

Australia dominated India on the opening day of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval in London Rohit Sharma won the coin toss and elected to bowl first. At the end of the game, the Aussies showed absolute control with Travis head And Steve Smith lead the charge. Head went unbeaten with 146 runs, while Smith, on the cusp of his 31st Test century, scored an impressive 95 not out as Australia finished the day’s game at 327/3.

India performed well in the first session as Australia were in trouble and had lost three wickets for 76. However, Smith and Head completely changed the game with their unbeaten partnership of 251 runs for the fourth wicket.

Head showed why he is regarded as a formidable batsman as he delivered one of the most exceptional Test innings against India. Notably, the left-handed explosive hitter became the first player to hit a century in a WTC final. While Head took on the role of aggressor, forging a hard-fought partnership with Smith, the latter played a supporting role until he reached his half-century.

Towards the end of the opening day play, Smith demonstrated his skills by taking a series of delightful shots. Taking advantage of India’s sluggish over-tempo, he maximized a few extra minutes on the pitch. Currently, Smith is just 5 runs away from achieving his 31st Test century and his 9th triple-figure score against India.

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