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Voges, Khawaja centuries extend Australia lead to 280

Voges, Khawaja centuries extend Australia lead to 280
Adam Voges broke the 12-year record of Sachin Tendulkar for most consecutive runs scored without being dismissed.
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New Zealand 183 (Hazlewood 4-42) v
Australia 463-6 (Voges 176no)
First Test, Wellington, day two

Adam Voges scored an unbeaten 176 while Usman Khawaja supported him with a knock of 140 as Australia extended their first innings lead of New Zealand to 280 at stumps on day two of the first Test in Wellington.

Australia resumed the day at 147 for three. The controversial no-ball decision from Richard Illingworth at the stroke of stumps on day one hurt New Zealand more as Voges (176 not out) went on to add a 50-run stand with Khawaja (140) in the 51st over.

Immediately in the next over, Voges took Australia to the lead and further went on to smash Mark Craig (1-128) for a couple of boundaries in the 54th over.

Khawaja at the other end kept scoring boundaries at regular intervals and soon brought his fourth Test century as Australia reached 218 for three. Australia went to lunch at 238 for three having added 91 runs in the first session.

The pair began to score freely as they plundered 60 runs from 13 overs in the first hour of the second session.
However a double strike from Trent Boult (2-80) dismissed Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh (0) in the 85th over. Boult held a brilliant return catch to dismiss Marsh. Australia were 293 for five at that stage.

A 37-run stand between Voges and Peter Nevill (32) took Australia to tea at 330 for five while managing a lead of 147 over New Zealand.

The second over into tea, Voges completed an emphatic century and also broke Sachin Tendulkar's 12-year record of scoring most runs without being dismissed.

The Western Australian had over 500 runs without being dismissed following scores of 269 not out and 106 not out in the Test series against West Indies in December.

Just when Nevill was gaining confidence during the 96-run stand with Voges, Corey Anderson (1-68) had him caught behind. Australia reached 395 for six.

Voges brought his 150 off 248 deliveries as he and Peter Siddle added unbeaten 68 runs to cap off a fantastic day for Australia. At stumps, Australia were 463 for six having a lead of 280 over New Zealand.

Boult and Anderson were the only wicket takers for New Zealand on day two.

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