IPL 2024: Travis Head set eyes on 300 after record-breaking hundred; Watch blitzing inning

IPL 2024: This was the first ever instance since inception of IPL, where 22 sixes have been hammered in an innings. Head's explosive innings, which included a remarkable nine sixes, set the tone for Sunrisers' dominant performance.

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IPL 2024: After Sunrisers Hyderabad's stunning performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore, opener Travis Head expressed his team's ambition to target a score of 300 in their future matches. Head, who played a pivotal role in helping Sunrisers amass 287 runs, credited captain Pat Cummins and head coach Daniel Vettori for instilling a culture of aggression, particularly in the crucial first six overs.

Culture of aggression

Reflecting on Sunrisers' aggressive approach, Head emphasized the team's desire to consistently play exciting cricket and dominate the game from the outset. He highlighted the team's depth in batting talent, with players like Klaasen, Samad, and Nitish ready to contribute substantially in every match.

Individual contributions

This was the first ever instance since inception of IPL, where 22 sixes have been hammered in an innings. Head's explosive innings, which included a remarkable nine sixes, set the tone for Sunrisers' dominant performance. Supported by Abhishek Sharma, he propelled the team to an impressive 76 for 0 in the powerplay, eventually reaching his century off just 39 balls. The Australian batter became the fourth fastest batter to hit century in IPL. 

Record-breaking performance

Sunrisers' total of 287 for 3, fueled by an onslaught of boundaries and sixes, now stands as the second-highest T20 total in history. Head's aggressive batting, along with contributions from Klaasen, Markram, and Samad, propelled Sunrisers to a commanding position.

RCB's bowling woes continues

In contrast, Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowling attack faltered, with four bowlers conceding over 50 runs each. Reece Topley and Vijaykumar Vyshak bore the brunt of Sunrisers' onslaught, conceding 68 and 64 runs respectively.

As Sunrisers Hyderabad continues to set new benchmarks in the IPL, their relentless pursuit of excellence and aggressive brand of cricket promises thrilling encounters for fans in the matches to come.