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​Australia holds all the aces after Voges 239

New Zealand ends third day of Wellington Test on 178/4, still 201 short of making visitor bat again

​Australia holds all the aces after Voges 239 - Cricket News
At stumps on the third day, New Zealand was 178 for 4 in its second innings, requiring a further 201 to make Australia bat again.
Mitchell Marsh ruined New Zealand's hopes for a Brendon McCullum salvage mission after Adam Voges's record-breaking double-century put Australia firmly in command of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday (February 14).
 
At stumps on the third day, New Zealand was 178 for 4 in its second innings, requiring a further 201 to make Australia bat again. Henry Nicholls, the debutant, was unbeaten on 31 with McCullum falling lbw to Marsh in the final over of the day for 10. McCullum was showing every sign of looking to dig in for a long stay with his runs coming off 31 deliveries before he was out with three balls remaining in the day.
 
Martin Guptill (45) and Tom Latham put on 81 for the first wicket, but, after that, Kane Williamson fell for 22 while Latham grafted away for 63 before he tried to sweep Nathan Lyon to the leg side and skied the ball to Usman Khawaja at mid-off.
 


Earlier, it was Adam Voges, who ensured Australia had a firm grip on the match. 
 
He resumed the third day on 176 and added a further 63 before his marathon 504 minutes in the middle ended caught and bowled by Mark Craig after he had scored 239. He had scored 614 runs since his previous dismissal, in the pink-ball Test against New Zealand at Adelaide in November, easily bettering the record of 497 runs between dismissals set by Sachin Tendulkar in 2004. 
 
Latham and Guptill saw off the new ball but just as they looked comfortable, Guptill tried to smack Lyon out of the ground and was caught by Marsh. 
 
Hazlewood, the chief destroyer in the first innings, tempted Williamson to prod at a ball outside off and it was nicked through to Peter Nevill, who had dropped Latham when the opener was on 31.

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