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Watch: Travis Head tears Kwena Maphaka’s IPL dream to shreds on debut

Watch: Travis Head tears Kwena Maphaka’s IPL dream to shreds on debut

Head last played an IPL match in 2017 and has a short but impactful record where he averages a touch below 30 and has a strike rate of 138.

You would expect Travis Head, who made his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) debut just moments earlier, to have some mercy on the 17-year-old South African pace sensation, Kwena Maphaka. But the southpaw opener batted like the debutant had wronged him in the past.

Returning to the IPL after 7 years, Head batted like a man possessed and crushed Maphaka’s debut dreams.

The opener smashed a maximum over deep wicket and followed that with a massive 98-meter six over deep square leg to crush the 17-year-old hopes.

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As if that wasn’t enough, he struck two more boundaries: over through the point region on a full toss, and then an uppercut to the third man.

Having given up just 6 runs in his first over, Maphaka returned and started fairly well. At one point, he had given just 8 off 8.

Travis Head then decided to give the youngster a lesson. He scored 20 off the next four balls and ended up with a figures of 2-0-28-0.


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