Record-breaking Voges guides Australia on day two against New Zealand


Australia veteran Adam Voges hit a career-fifth Test century to help the visitors post a 280-run lead after day two of their first Test against New Zealand. 

Voges, 36, started the day with seven runs and finished at 176 not out as Australia finished the day at 463/6.

Incredibly, Voges' score saw him eclipse Donald Bradman's batting average of 99.94, moving to a spectacular 100.33 in 19 innings.

Voges also managed to break Sachin Tendulkar's record for most Test runs scored between dismissals.

Tendulkar posted 497 consecutive runs of 241no, 60no, 194no and 2 from January to April 2004, but Voges broke the 500 mark when he reached 123 at Basin Reserve on Saturday.

The right-handed batsman posted a 168-run partnership with Usman Khawaja before the latter succumbed to an lbw from Trent Boult (2-80) for 140 off the first ball of the 85th over.

Mitchell Marsh was the next to enter but faced just two balls before being bowled and spectacularly caught by Boult. 

The Black Caps were hoping those two wickets in quick succession would shift the momentum to them, but Voges and new partner Peter Nevill stayed calm. 

The duo made a 96-run partnership before Neville was caught behind off a Corey Anderson (1-68) ball and was replaced by Peter Siddle.

Siddle backed up his 3-37 with the ball on day one with 29 not out off 61 balls and will look to continue his innings on day three alongside the record-breaking Voges.