Picture Credit: X/IPL

Picture Credit: X/IPL

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are hosting SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in match 30 of IPL 2024. Earlier in the match, the RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and invited the Pat Cummins-led side to bat first. 

After putting in to score first, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head gave a quick start, but a combined effort from Reece Topley and Lockie Ferguson cut short Abhishek Sharma’s inning as he departed after scoring 34 runs. From there on, the 2023 World Cup winner took the charge scoring a crucial ton. 

Head, who completed his half century off 20 deliveries, reached his century off 39 balls. The Aussie opener smashed a boundary off the fourth delivery off Vijaykumar Vyshak’s over to bring his hundred. Soon after his ton, he removed his helmet and balanced it on the handle to celebrate his knock, emulating Chris Gayle’s celebration.

Watch Travis Head’s century celebration here:

With his 39-ball 100, Travis Head registered the fourth fastest century in IPL history. After giving a great start to the SRH in Bengaluru, Travis Head departed in the very next over, which was bowled by Lockie Ferguson. 

The Kiwi bowler, who was handed his debut cap ahead of RCB vs SRH, bowled a slower delivery on the third delivery of the 13th over. Head miscued it completely and RCB skipper Faf du Plessis completed his brilliantly at the mid-off region to depart after having scored 102 off 41 balls.

After 13 overs, the SRH scoreboard read 171/2 with Heinrich Klaasen (25) and Aiden Markram (1) at the crease.