Melbourne: Skipper Steve Smith and Adam Voges reached more career milestones yesterday as Australia tightened their grip over the hapless West Indies in the second Test in Melbourne.
Adam Voges (right) is hugged by Steve Smith after making a century on Day Two against West Indies at the MCG yesterday. Pic/Getty Imag
Smith reached his sixth Test century of the year and 13th overall with 134 and Voges remained unbeaten on 106 when the skipper declared Australia's first innings on 551 for three.
In reply, the tourists were 91 for six and trailing by 460 runs with three days left. Hobart Test centurion Darren Bravo was on 13 with debutant Carlos Brathwaite three not out.
Smith called a halt to Australia's run plunder midway through the second day, while he was at the crease with Voges in an unbroken 223-run stand. In the process Smith took over as the current leading run-scorer in Test cricket for 2015. Voges also moved past 1,000 Test runs in his debut year.
Australia 551-3 decl (J Burns 128, U Khawaja 144, S Smith 134*, A Voges 106*) lead West Indies 91-6 (N Lyon 2-18, P Siddle 2-19) by 460 runs