Khawaja hails record-breaking Voges


Usman Khawaja has already given Adam Voges the nickname of "Don" after the 35-year-old eclipsed Donald Bradman's Test average on Saturday. 

Voges hit an unbeaten 176 against New Zealand to register a fifth Test century and in the process managed to surpass Bradman's legendary average of 99.94.

The right-handed batsman now has an average of 100.33, but that number will fall if he is dismissed by the end of the innings.

However, that is something that has not happened since November, with Voges also breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record for most Test runs scored between dismissals.

"I already have [nicknamed him Don]. He's got an average higher than Don at the moment," Khawaja said.

"I might have to call him Sir Voges. He's making hundreds and big hundreds, which is important for the team.

"The way he's been batting lately it honestly feels like he's not going to get out sometimes. 

He added: "It was almost faultless. He batted very sensibly, patiently at the start. A lot of good shots went straight to fielders, he didn't get frustrated with it."

Australia closed day two on 463-6, having bowled the hosts out for just 183.