WATCH: Jofra Archer wreaks havoc by cleaning up Travis Head in T20 World Cup match against Australia

After a prolonged break and some here and there games the English pace sensation Jofra Archer announced his arrival in the T20 World Cup with a sensational delivery.

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After a prolonged break and some here and there games the English pace sensation Jofra Archer announced his arrival in T20 World Cup. In the 17th game of the tournament, England faced defending champions Australia. 

Aussies had a flying start as opener Travis Head and David Warner added 70 runs in just five overs. However, a great bowling display from Moeen Ali and Jofra Archer pulled England back in the game. Ali dismissed Warner but the highlight was Archer’s iconic delivery to Head. 

Archer clean bowled Travis Head with a perfect delivery, reducing Australia to two wickets down. Archer cleverly varied his pace and length, delivering a full ball aimed straight at the stumps. Head, attempting to clear his front foot and open up the off side, misjudged the delivery as it stayed unexpectedly low. His aggressive swing missed the ball, which then zipped past his inside edge and crashed into the stumps. 

Watch: Jofra Archer’s unplayable delivery to Travis Head

Can England stay alive in the championship? 

With unseeded teams performing amazingly in the ongoing tournament, this game holds a huge significance for England. After sharing a point with Scotland in a rain-affected game English team would be keen to get back on the winning track. 

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A loss here will leave them with a lot of calculations and dependency on other teams. Meanwhile, South Africa avoided another World Cup loss against the Netherlands as they beat the Dutch team by four wickets. After losing four wickets for just 12 runs team was looking under pressure until David Miller and Tristian Stubbs led them to victory. 

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Miller in his innings scored a magnificent half-century. He smacked 59 runs off 51 balls with the help of three boundaries and four sixes. On the other hand, Stubbs scored 33 runs off 37 balls with the help of one boundary and a six. With this win, South Africa clinches the top position in Group D with two wins in as many games while the Netherlands stay in third position with two points in two matches. 

Travis Head ICC T20 World CUP 2024