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Voges, Marsh hit tons as Australia make merry

Batsmen hit unbeaten centuries to steer Australia to 438 for 3 on opening day of Hobart Test

Voges, Marsh hit tons as Australia make merry - Cricket News
Adam Voges brought up his third Test century in 100 balls, the fastest by an Australian in Hobart.
Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh hit hundreds in an unbroken triple-century stand to put Australia in a strong position at 438 for 3 on the opening day in the first Test in Hobart on Thursday (December 10). It was the most runs scored by Australia on the opening day of a Test against West Indies.
At the close, Voges was unbeaten on 174 with Marsh unbeaten on 139, in a fourth-wicket partnership of 317. Voges hit the fastest century for Australia in Hobart, his ton coming off 100 balls thus eclipsing Adam Gilchrist's hundred off 110 balls against Pakistan at the venue in 1999.
It was Voges' third Test century and second against the West Indies, after scoring an unbeaten 130 on his Test debut in Dominica last June. He got to the milestone on the penultimate ball before tea, scampering through for two with Marsh running to the danger end. 
Marsh also scored his third Test century, and first on home soil.

Earlier, West Indies had reduced Australia to 121 for 3 at lunch with David Warner (64) and Steve Smith (10) back in the dressing room, but Voges and Marsh batted through the remaining two sessions without difficulty. 
The first breakthrough for West Indies came when Warner was out for 64 off 61 balls to a leg-side catch by Denesh Ramdin, the wicketkeeper, off Jomel Warrican, the left-arm spinner.
It was a moment of relief for Ramdin, who had dropped Warner in the second over from a tough chance off Kemar Roach, diving across first slip with his outstretched left glove.
West Indies had two other successes in the morning session with Shannon Gabriel bowling Burns for 33 in the 11th over. Warrican, then had Smith caught by Jermaine Blackwood at first slip.
West Indies faced another setback when Gabriel left the field with ankle trouble, and the official word from the team management was that he would be further assessed overnight.

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