NZ vs Aus, 1st Test, Day 2: Adam Voges breaks Sachin Tendulkar's 12-year-old world record

With three tons on the trot, the 36-year-old has now averages more than 100 from 19 innings.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
NZ vs Aus, 1st Test, Day 2: Adam Voges breaks Sachin Tendulkar's 12-year-old world record

New Delhi: Australian batsman Adam Voges on Saturday notched up another ton on Day 2 of the 1st Test against New Zealand in Wellington.

The right-hander's unbeaten knock of 176 runs comprised of 26 boundaries, with several records tumbling during his 286-ball stay at the crease.

Courtesy his 5th Test ton, the Aussie veteran went past 500 consecutive runs without being dismissed.

In doing so, he bettered master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's 12-year-old record of 497 runs without being dismissed from January to April 2004.

With three tons on the trot, the 36-year-old has now averages more than 100 from 19 innings.

However, Voges owes a thank you card to umpire Richard Illingworth whose howler handed the batsman a life line on Day 1.

The incident occurred in the final over on Friday when Doug Bracewell clean bowled Voges who shouldered his arms, misjudging the line of the delivery.

But the on-field umpire Richard Illingworth signaled a no-ball, handing the right-hander a lifeline.

Replays clearly showed that the pacer's delivery was legal since his heel was just on the line.

Annoyed by the umpiring error, Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum was seen having a chat with Illingworth when the day's play ended.

Voges was batting on seven at the time.