Head smashes record-breaking double ton

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Discarded Test batter Travis Head has continued to equine a compelling lawsuit for a callback for the Ashes, pummeling a treble period for South Australia successful the Marsh one-day cup.

Less than a period aft the Redbacks skipper carved retired 163 successful the opening Marsh Sheffield Shield fixture of the summer, helium has belted 230 runs from conscionable 127 balls against Queensland astatine Adelaide's Karen Rolton Oval.

Included successful the unthinkable sound were 28 fours and 8 sixes arsenic Head, batting astatine archetypal drop, flayed an onslaught led by chap Ashes hopeful Michael Neser.

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South Australia skipper Travis Head made different immense propulsion for a Test callback arsenic helium belted a treble period successful the Marsh one-day cup. (Getty)

The left-hander's 114-ball treble period is the fastest successful men's List A cricket.

Head is present besides the lone Australian antheral to person struck 2 List A treble centuries, having already made 202 against Western Australia successful 2015.

And his innings of 230 present stands arsenic the second-highest people successful Australian one-day cupful history, having lone been topped by D'Arcy Short's 257 against Queensland successful 2018.

Head arrived astatine the crease with South Australia 1-22 and, erstwhile helium holed retired to Marnus Labuschagne astatine long-on disconnected the bowling of Neser during the 47th over, the Redbacks were 5-383.

AAP sports writer Oliver Caffrey summed up the brilliance of the sound perfectly, describing it connected Twitter arsenic "a due video-game innings".

Head strikes Marsh one-day cupful ton

Head has registered 1153 Test runs, including 2 tons and 7 half-centuries, astatine an mean of 39.75 from his 19 matches.

But helium hasn't represented Australia successful the five-day format since gathering India successful past year's Boxing Day Test.

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Middle-order batter Travis Head is striving for a Test callback for the opening lucifer of this summer's Ashes. (Getty)

The left-hander dropped retired of the broadside up of the SCG Test arsenic Matthew Wade slid from opening to batting astatine No.5, with Will Pucovski joining David Warner astatine the apical of the order.

Head had lone managed scores of seven, 38 and 17 implicit the archetypal 2 Tests of the bid against India, portion helium had besides had respective method flaws exposed.

Head, erstwhile touted by the legendary Shane Warne arsenic a "future captain" of Australia's Test side, is hoping to instrumentality to the XI for the opening lucifer of the Ashes, acceptable to statesman connected December 8.

It's believed that Head, Cameron Green, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and Alex Carey are those successful contention for Australia's No.5 and No.6 spots.

Labuschagne has No.3 locked up and erstwhile Test skipper Steve Smith volition slot successful astatine No.4.

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