Australian batsman Adam Voges on day 2 of the first Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
Australian batsman Adam Voges on day 2 of the first Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. AAP Image - Rob Blakers

Voges and Marsh have been breaking records in Hobart

WHEN Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh finished their first day's work against West Indies in Hobart, they had done somewhere in the mid range of very well. Their partnership of 317 runs, achieved in the most favourable setting, sat equal 70th in history's page.

The next morning, they went big.

So often the early overs after a day of big scores will bring wickets. Jerome Taylor's first ball of the morning was on leg stump and Voges clipped it for four.

The first records to fall were the slightly more boutique. Like Australia's highest fourth-wicket stand against West Indies, beating Bill Lawry and Doug Walters. Then the highest at Bellerive, set when Ricky Ponting made his double-century in harness with Michael Clarke against Pakistan.

Voges moved to his maiden double-century, Marsh past 150. They had proceeding with some level of care, though without being slowed down. Past the milestone, Voges lashed out. Three boundaries in three balls from Kemar Roach, none with any finesse, swinging from the hip.

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