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Travis Head Records Fastest Century On ODI World Cup Debut

On his return, the 29-year-old left-handed Australian opening batter, Travis Head, smashed a stunning 59-ball century. While it was his Cricket World Cup debut match, Head recorded the fastest century on ODI World Cup debut.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 28.10.2023
Travis Head Records Fastest Century On ODI World Cup Debut

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Travis Head was finally fit for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 as he made an outstanding comeback in the Australian side during their match against New Zealand. On his return, the 29-year-old left-handed opening batter smashed a stunning 59-ball century. While it was his Cricket World Cup debut match, Head recorded the fastest century on ODI World Cup debut.

New Zealand chose to field first after winning the toss against Australia in the crucial game at Dharamsala. Aussie openers David Warner and Travis Head thrashed the Blackcaps bowlers from the early of the innings.

While Australia scored 118/0 at the end of the first powerplay, the Aussie openers continued that destructive style in the second powerplay. Warner-Head had a 175-run partnership for the first wicket in 19.1 overs.

Travis Head – 59-ball century; 109 runs in 67 balls

Although Warner was out for 81 runs in 65 balls (five fours and six sixes), Head smashed a 59-ball hundred. Head scored 109 runs in 67 balls with the help of ten fours and seven sixes. Those batting performances led the Aussies to manage the mammoth 388 runs in 49.2 overs before losing all wickets.

Here are some key stats of Travis Head’s incredible century on his Cricket World Cup debut

  • Head became the fifth Australian cricketer to record a hundred on ODI World Cup debut (Check List 1).

  • Head recorded the fastest century on ODI World Cup debut.

  • Head recorded the fastest ODI World Cup century by an opener (Check List 2).

  • Head set up the third fastest ODI World Cup hundred by an Australian batter (Check List 3).

  • Head recorded the fourth fastest ODI century by an Australian (Check List 3).


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List 1: Century on Cricket World Cup debut by Australians


Player

Runs scored

Opposition

Venue

Year

Trevor Chappell

110

India

Nottingham

1983

Geoff Marsh

110

India

Chennai

1987

Andrew Symonds

143*

Pakistan

Johannesburg

2003

Aaron Finch

135

England

Melbourne

2015

Travis Head

109

New Zealand

Dharamsala

2023

(Updated until October 28, 2023)

List 2: Fastest centuries by openers in Cricket World Cup


Player (Team)

Balls to complete 100 runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Travis Head (Australia)

59

New Zealand

Dharamsala

October 28, 2023

Rohit Sharma (India)

63

Afghanistan

Delhi

October 11, 2023

Matthew Hayden (Australia)

66

South Africa

Basseterre

March 24, 2007

John Davison (Canada)

67

West Indies

Centurion

February 23, 2003

Paul Stirling (Ireland)

70

Netherlands

Kolkata

March 18, 2011

(Updated until October 28, 2023)

List 3: Fastest ODI centuries by Australians


Player

Balls to complete 100 runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

 

Tournament

/Series

Glenn Maxwell

40

Netherlands

Delhi

October 25, 2023

World Cup

Glenn Maxwell

51

Sri Lanka

Sydney

March 8, 2015

World Cup

James Faulkner

57

India

Bengaluru

November 11, 2013

Series

Travis Head

59

New Zealand

Dharamsala

October 28, 2023

World Cup

Steven Smith

62

India

Sydney

November 27, 2020

Series

Steven Smith

62

India

Sydney

November 29, 2020

Series

(Updated until October 28, 2023)

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