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Warrican shone briefly but West Indies
bowlers were put to the sword as Adam
Voges and Shaun Marsh pummelled
unbeaten centuries in a triple-century part-
nership on the opening day of the First
Test here yesterday.
Asked to field first at Bellerive Oval, the
Caribbean side leaked runs from the start
and Australia capitalised to pile up an omi-
nous 438 for three, with Voges finishing
on a career-best 174 not out and Marsh,
139 not out.
The pair have so far added a massive 317
for the fourth wicket -- Australia s third-
highest partnership of all time against West
Indies for any wicket.
The right-handed Voges counted 19 fours
in a sparkling knock that has come from
only 204 balls en route to his third Test
hundred while Marsh also gathered his
third century at this level off 205 deliveries
with 12 fours.
West Indies bowlers were ragged and
lacked the discipline necessary to contain
the Aussie batsmen, and the performance
provided a bad omen for the tourists ahead
of Friday s second day.
Ironically, the partnership materialised
after West Indies reduced the Aussies to
121 for three at lunch, when Warrican
snapped up two quick wickets to check
the rampant scoring.
Thanks to loose bowling up front from
the Windies seamers, David Warner and
Joe Burns put on a rollicking 75 for the
first wicket at nearly seven runs an over.
Warner struck 64 from 61 deliveries with
11 fours while Burns hit 33 from 43 balls
with seven boundaries.
The signs of a run-spree were there from
as early as the day s fourth over when the
right-handed Burns helped himself to three
boundaries off seamer Kemar Roach.
Warner, who had earlier survived a
streaky edge between the keeper and first
slip off Roach, collected another two
boundaries in the following over from pacer
Jerome Taylor and then three successive
fours off Roach in the bowler s fourth, as
Australia raced to 58 without loss after
only eight overs.
Against the run of play, fast bowler Shan-
non Gabriel got the breakthrough in his
second over and 11th of the morning when
he bowled Burns with a full length deliv-
ery.Unperturbed, the left-handed Warner
raised his 20th Test half-century with a
single off Gabriel as he helped to add a
further 29 for the second wicket with cap-
tain Steve Smith who made ten.
West Indies then enjoyed their best peri-
od of the day, removing both Warner and
Smith in the last half-hour before lunch.
In his fourth over, Warrican accounted
for Smith as the batsman edged a defensive
prod to Jermaine Blackwood at slip, with
Warner, untroubled for the most part,
was out to a soft dismal five overs later
when he clipped a leg-side catch to wick-
etkeeper Denesh Ramdin, attempting to
turn an ordinary delivery.
West Indies would have been buoyed by
their success at the interval but Voges and
Marsh then dominated the remaining ses-
sions, to remove any hope the Caribbean
side had of making further inroads.
The Aussies gathered 136 runs from 26
overs in the post-lunch session and a fur-
ther 181 off 39 overs in the final session,
comfortably cresting the 400-run mark
and leaving the Windies already with a
mountain to climb.
Voges, unbeaten on nine at the break,
resumed normal service in the sixth over
after the resumption, hammering four
boundaries off Warrican in an over that
went for 16 runs.
He later followed up with a pair of leg-
side boundaries off Gabriel before reaching
his fifty off a mere 55 balls, with another
two boundaries in Gabriel s next over.
Amazingly, Voges required only a further
45 balls to reach triple figures to complete
a run-a-ball hundred, doing so off the final
delivery before tea.
Left-hander Marsh, on 42 at the tea
interval, completed his half-century in the
fifth over afterward and then crafted his
way to a well-deserved hundred.
He moved into the 90s with two quality
back-to-back cover drives off Taylor and
reached his landmark a couple overs later
by pulling Roach to the square leg ropes.
In the following over from Warrican,
Voges passed 150 as Australia s innings
continued to gather pace towards 400.
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West Indies Jomel
Warrican celebrates the
wicket of Australia's Steve
Smith during the first test
match in Hobart, Australia,
yesterday (AP PHOTO)
...Voges, Marsh put Windies to sword
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