Australia duo Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh miss Sir Donald Bradman record by three runs

Voges and Marsh needed just three more runs to break Sir Donald Bradman's and William Ponsford's tally of 451 runs.

Updated: Dec 11, 2015, 19:31 PM IST
Australia duo Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh miss Sir Donald Bradman record by three runs

New Delhi: Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh dictated the Bellerive Oval pitch against the West Indies in the first Test match. The duo added a massive 449 for the fourth wicket with to give Australia the advantage.

Voges and Marsh needed just three more runs to break Sir Donald Bradman's and William Ponsford's tally of 451 runs for the second wicket at the Kensington Oval way back in 1934.

Voges and Marsh who missed out on three more runs, could have broken the record for the highest ever partnership for any wicket for Australia.

Voges, played a superb innings slamming 269* and dealt with boundaries at large. The 36-year-old Voges made his opportunity count alongside Shaun Marsh as both the batsmen needed runs badly to keep themselves in contention for the Test squad.

The bowling attack was pedestrian by the Windies who were ordinary.

Aussies declared on 583/4 as West Indies were reduced to 207/6, still trailing Australia by 376 runs.

The duo would have loved to break Sir Donald Bradman's record - the greatest batsman ever.

Meanwhile, the duo could be proud of the fact that they put together the highest fourth wicket partnership in the history of test cricket in Hobart.