Wellington: Mitchell Marsh ruined New Zealand’s hopes for a Brendon McCullum salvage mission after Adam Voges’ record-breaking double century (239) put Australia firmly in command of the first Test in Wellington yesterday.

Adam Voges celebrates his 200 against NZ yesterday. PIC/AFP
Adam Voges celebrates his 200 against NZ yesterday. Pic/AFP

At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 178-4 in their second innings, requiring a further 201 to make Australia bat again.

Test debutant Henry Nicholls was not out 31 with McCullum lbw to Marsh in the final over of the day for 10.