Smith, Voges strech milestones as Australia seize control opposite Windies on day two

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Skipper Steve Smith and Adam Voges reached some-more career milestones Sunday as Australia tightened their hold over a untimely West Indies in a second Test in Melbourne.

Smith reached his sixth Test century of a year and 13th altogether with 134 and Voges remained dominant on 106 when a skipper announced Australia’s initial innings on 551 for three.

In respond a Caribbean tourists free again and were 91 for 6 and trailing by 460 runs with 3 days left.

Steve Smith celebrates scoring a century opposite a West Indies on day dual of a second Test. APSteve Smith celebrates scoring a century opposite a West Indies on day dual of a second Test. AP

Steve Smith celebrates scoring a century opposite a West Indies on day dual of a second Test. AP

Hobart Test centurion Darren Bravo was on 13 with debutant Carlos Brathwaite 3 not out.

Smith called a hindrance to Australia’s run pillage mid by a second day, while he was during a double with Voges in an consecutive 223-run stand.

In a routine Smith, recently named a ICC cricketer of a year, took over as a stream heading run-scorer in Test cricket for 2015.

At a stipulation he had scored 1,404 runs, forward of Alastair Cook’s 1,357 with England now personification South Africa in Durban.

Voges also changed past 1,000 Test runs in his entrance year with a sum of 1,028 runs in his 18th Test innings.

Only dual other batsmen have scored 1,000 or some-more Test runs in their entrance year: Australia’s Mark Taylor with 1,219 (1989) and Cook with 1,013 (2006).

Voges, who has nonetheless to be discharged in a array after scoring an dominant 269 in Hobart, carried his normal to an startling 542 in 4 Tests opposite a West Indies this year alone.

“It’s been an extraordinary 6 months, really. we am apparently enjoying my cricket a lot during a impulse and only perplexing to money in as most as possible,” Voges said.

“I am only out there personification Test cricket for Australia and perplexing to be as cruel as we can. If we get an event to get in and measure runs, afterwards we am perplexing to go as large as probable and stay hungry.”

The Australians had 4 century-makers among their tip 5 batsmen following Usman Khawaja’s 144 and Joe Burns’ 128 on Saturday’s opening day. Only David Warner missed out with 23.

Khawaja and Burns posted a second-wicket mount of 258 on Saturday.

It was a initial time that 4 Australian batsmen had scored tons in a singular Test innings in Australia.

The final time Australia had 4 centurions in an innings abroad was opposite England in Cardiff in 2009.

So distant in a series, Australia have amassed 1,134 runs for a detriment of only 7 wickets opposite a unlucky Caribbean tourists.

Australia’s batting normal in a biased array is 162, simply a top for any group in a series. The subsequent best is Pakistan’s 125 normal in dual Tests opposite Sri Lanka in 2009.

The Australians, who captivated a Windies by an innings and 212 runs in a initial Hobart Test, squandered no time rupturing by a tourists’ batting.

Kraigg Brathwaite was initial to go, popping a locate to Burns during brief leg off spinner Nathan Lyon for 17. His opening partner Rajendra Chandrika was leg before wicket though personification a shot to paceman James Pattinson for 25.

Senior batsman Marlon Samuels went lbw to Pattinson for a three-ball steep to continue his miserable series.

Jermaine Blackwood had a successful examination for a doubtful low locate by Burns off paceman Peter Siddle when he was on 18.

But Blackwood was out 10 balls after for 28, charity Lyon a lapse catch.

Denesh Ramdin quickly followed, held by Burns off Siddle for a duck, and skipper Jason Holder followed him a subsequent round — bowled off-stump for a duck.

Carlos Brathwaite saw off a Siddle hat-trick try with a 3 down a ground.

“It’s about doing a things though not only for an hour, it’s about doing it for dual hours, come in, rest, afterwards do it for another dual hours, that’s where we’ve depressed down,” pronounced Windies manager Phil Simmons.

“The disappointment is it’s not unchanging adequate for a dual hours of a session.”

Australia will keep a Frank Worrell prize with feat opposite a struggling tourists, who final won a Test in Australia roughly 18 years ago.

AFP

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