Wellington: Australia’s Adam Voges keeps setting new records, he becomes the second highest double-century scorer amongst players above 35 and Australia also sets a maximum lead record in the first innings at New Zealand.
According to details Australian batsman Adam Voges scored 239 runs in the first test against NZ bringing his average to 97.46 at the end of his 19th innings which is the second best after Bradman. Bradman’s average at the end of 19 innings was 102.55, Voges average had also reached 105.58 but dropped after being dismissed. He scored 1267 runs in 19 innings and has remained undefeated 6 times.
Voges 239 runs is the 4th highest score of any Australian batsman playing against NZ but in the batting order is the 5th or below this order is the 2nd highest score. Voges already holds the title of scoring double centuries amongst players above 35 years. Ahead of him is Kumar Sangakkara who scored three double centuries after celebrating his 35th birthday.
Australia took a lead of 379 runs in the first innings of the first test being played at Wellington which is its highest achievement in NZ. Earlier during 2004-5 in Wellington, Australia took a lead of 326 runs. In the second innings Martin Guptill and Tom Latham provided a stand of 81 runs to NZ which was the biggest opening partnership of NZ against Australia since 1993.