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You'll Have Head Burns When You See Today's Cricket Score

Who saw this coming?

Aussie batsmen Joe Burns and Travis Head have both made huge hundreds as Australia put on a big score on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Australia started the day badly, losing three quick wickets with just 28 runs on the board.

But statistically, our batsmen were due. We had only scored one Test century in almost 13 months of Test cricket, so the bus was always going to arrive.

When the bus did come, guess what? As so often happens in life, there was another bus right after it.

First Joe Burns, then Travis Head reeled off quickfire centuries as Australia capitalised on a pitch that was scary early, but enticing to bat on once the ball had stopped swinging.

The scoring rate in the mammoth Burns/Head partnership would have shamed some of the batting performances in this year's Big Bash. Australia was 3/324 after just 71 overs. That's a rate of 4.56 an over.

Head eventually fell for 161, but the partnership of 308 was more than double any partnership Australia's batsmen achieved in the series against India earlier this summer.

Nearing stumps, Burns had also reached the 150 milestone with Kurtis Patterson the new man at the crease. Fortunately for the young Aussie batsman, he survived this first ball miss. It's been that sort of day for Sri Lanka.

Australia was 4/384 at stumps.