Australia Vs West Indies Day One, First Test: Voges, Marsh Guide Australia To 3/438
His scintillating ton drew praise from Brian Charles Lara. Adam Voges steered Australia to a convincing 438/3 at stumps of Day 1 at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The first Test of the Frank Worrell Trophy started on Thursday.Advertisement
Voges combined with another unbeaten centurion of the day, Shaun Marsh, to post 317 for the fourth wicket partnership which guided Australia to fourth highest Day 1 score in the history of Test cricket. Marsh slammed 139.
Australia look to bounce back from an Ashes defeat in England this summer. The Aussie middle order was tagged as “soft” after the humiliating loss in England. West Indies were humiliated and buried on the first day. Skipper Jason Holder took a number of baffling decisions and didn’t get any support from his bowlers. Though the Windies bowlers removed danger-man David Warner for 64 and Steve Smith for 10 before lunch.
Now significant batting records await Voges and Marsh as they take guards tomorrow.
The records are:
HIGHEST fourth wicket partnership for Australia against the West Indies (Bill Lawry-Doug Walters 336 runs in 1969)
HIGHEST partnership for any wicket for Australia against the West Indies (Bill Lawry-Bob Simpson, 382 runs in 1965)
Voges has smashed a few records on Thursday. His 100-ball hundred is the fastest at Hobart in Test cricket. He finished the day with the highest knock played by a number four in the ground. Ricky Ponting has slammed highest over score at Hobart, his 209 still standing tall. Can Voges leapfrog his former skipper tomorrow?
People and experts all over the park wondered why Jason Holder didn’t opt for the new ball after 80 overs.