Travis Head was dismissed for a golden duck in both the innings versus West Indies in the 2nd Test at The Gabba, Brisbane. The southpaw was dismissed by Kemar Roach in the 1st innings and it was Shamar Joseph who took his wicket in the 2nd innings.
He thereby became the third Australia batter to register a king pair in cricket. Adam Gilchrist (versus India in 2001) and Ryan Harris (versus England in 2010) are the other Australian batters to have been registered for a King Pair.
A King Pair happens when a batter gets dismissed for a golden duck in both the innings of the Test match. It is a moment of embarrassment for the batters and is something which is one of the nightmares for any batter.
24 cricketers have so far bagged the Kings Pair and this is definitely something which the players don’t want to be a part of.
Travis Head had contracted the Covid-19 virus in the 1st Test but had recovered before the 2nd Test. Cameron Green and Andrew McDonald too fell ill because of this virus but all played their parts in the 2nd Test.
In the 1st Test between these two sides, Travis Head had played a magnificent knock of 119 runs in the 1st Australian innings and had bagged the player of the match award. Australia had defeated West Indies by 10 wickets in the 1st Test.
It seems like the Covid-19 virus affected Travis Head and he couldn’t give his 120% in the 2nd Test match between these two sides.
West Indies etch history after winning a Test in Australia after 27 years
The West Indies cricket team registered a fabulous 8-run victory against Australia in the 2nd Test and won a Test match Down Under after 27 long years. Shamar Joseph was the cynosure of all eyes after he bagged 7 wickets in the 2nd innings of Australia.
Notably, Shamar Joseph had played with a broken toe after a toe-crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc on Day 3, made him leave the cricketing field. He played despite the excruciating pain and rattled the Australians in their own backyard.
West Indies had lost won against Australia in Australia at the WACA Ground in Perth in February 1997. Curtly Ambrose was the player of the match for taking 7 wickets in that Test match across both the innings.