Australia started to dominate New Zealand on day two of the first Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Aussie veteran Adam Voges became the first cricketer to score 500 runs without being dismissed. The new record now currently stands at 551 runs.
The 36-year-old from Subiaco smashed his fifth Test century, and his third in consecutive Test innings following scores of 269 not out and 106 not out against the West Indies in December, 2015. On reaching 123 against New Zealand, Voges claimed the record for the most Test runs posted between dismissals.
Voges broke the 12-year-old world record set by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 497 consecutive runs between January and April in 2004.
Adam Voges is now scored 551* runs without getting dismissed in his Last 3 Test innings..— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 13, 2016
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The western Australian is the only player in history to average 100.00 in Tests for those who scored a minimum of 1000 Test runs. Voges now has managed to better Sir Don Bradman’s average of 99.94 in Test cricket.
Adam Voges also became the third Australian to score three consecutive hundreds in three straight innings after World War II, David Warner and Adam Gilchrist being the other two players.