If you privation to spot the highs and lows of Test cricket, look nary further than what happened to Travis Head successful the abstraction of lone a fewer balls astatine the Gabba this afternoon.
The recalled Aussie batter was connected apical of the satellite erstwhile helium reached his Ashes period disconnected 85 balls.
He belted England to each corners of the field, redeeming Australia aft a devastating play wherever they mislaid 4-29 and abruptly mislaid their ascendance.
Head took the crippled distant from the tourists with a superb sound and helium celebrated accordingly erstwhile helium reached triple figures.
But successful the precise adjacent implicit helium came crashing down - literally.
England speedy Mark Wood fired a accelerated shot but it came retired of his manus badly, and deed Head connected the full.
The brutal beamer luckily struck the batter successful the mitt oregon torso earlier bouncing up and hitting him successful the chin. If the interaction was with the look archetypal it could person been mightily nasty.
Head dropped to the crushed instantly and ripped his gloves and helmet disconnected to inspect the damage.
He was successful bully spirits, though, and got disconnected the crushed to accidental to a disquieted Wood, ""Oh… you got maine once!".
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Team medicos came onto the tract to inspect the damage, but Head picked up his bat and played connected to scope 112 not retired astatine stumps.
Cricket fable Allan Border was not impressment with the transportation from Wood.
"That is truthful nasty. I've got the shakes watching that," Border told Fox Cricket.
"It's truthful bully to spot him get up. He's evidently successful immoderate pain, but gets up and goes to the bowler and says he's OK. That is phenomenal cricket.
"I'd person had a bosom onslaught if I was facing that one."