Australia’s middle-order batsman Travis Head completed his century in 85 balls on Thursday, the second day of the first Test against England. With this, he made a big record in his name. The third fastest hundred in the 139-year history of the Ashes. Head completed his third and first Ashes century in Test cricket by hitting the 12th four of his innings off Chris Woakes. He is currently playing on 112 runs, which includes 12 fours and two sixes.
Australia’s Adam Gilchrist holds the record for the fastest century in the Ashes. In 2006, he completed a century in Perth in just 57 balls. This is also the record for the fastest century by Australia. In the Ashes, Gilchrist is followed by England’s Gilbert Jessup, who led his team to a thrilling one-wicket victory by scoring a 76-ball century at the Oval in 1902. Head has now occupied third place in this list, with the next name being Ian Botham. Botham scored a hundred in 86 balls in Manchester in 1981.
England’s team was out for 147 in their first innings. At the end of the second day’s play, Australia scored 343 for seven in the first innings. He now has a huge lead of 196 runs.