Australian Cricket Team has taken a commanding position against hosts New Zealand in first test of the series as the tourists scored 463/6 at the end of the second day thanks to brilliant centuries from Usman Khawaja who scored 140 and Adam Voges who is not out on 176.
Australia had started the second day at 147/3 only 36 runs behind New Zealand's first innings score of 183. Usman Khawaja has been in great form all the summer as he had scored two centuries in two matches against New Zealand when Kiwis toured few months back.
Khawaja played some amazing shots and boundaries kept coming from his bat as he completed the hat-trick of centuries against New Zealand. It was his fourth test century and first one away from home. Voges also kept going as they had 168 runs partnership for fourth wicket.
After hitting 25 fours and scoring 140 runs Khawaja was caught LBW by Trent Boult. New Zealand did not have to wait much for the fifth wicket as Mitchell Marsh was caught and bowled by Boult only two balls later. But then wicket-keeper/batsman Peter Nevill arrived on the crease.
Voges and Nevill had 96 runs partnership which was dominated by Voges who also reached his fifth test century in his 14th test match. Nevill was dismissed by Corey Anderson was after scoring 32 but Peter Siddle did not give his wicket till end of the day and scored 29 runs to have 68 runs partnership with Voges, who is approaching towards his second test double century.