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Centurion Adam Voges helps Australia secure mammoth lead

Adam Voges' batting average now stands more than that of the legendary Don Bradman.
Adam Voges' batting average now stands more than that of the legendary Don Bradman. Airwolfhound/ Flickr

Australian batsman Adam Voges lifted his average to more than 100 following his unbeaten hundred against New Zealand on day two of the first Test in Wellington. The 36-year-old's record-breaking stint has led critics to compare him to the legendary Don Bradman.

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Voges ended day two in Wellington unbeaten on 176 overtaking Bradman's career average of 99.4 from 80 innings.

Voges' century accelerated Australia's lead over New Zealand to 280 on Saturday.

The senior batsman's average of 100.3 is all the more impressive because it doesn't just break Bradman's record, but it does so in an extraordinary short space of time.

Voges secured his record-breaking feat in just 19 innings, whereas the Australian cricketer Don Bradman did so in 80.

Don Bradman however, is still considered as the greatest cricketer of all time.

Voges will resume his innings on Sunday building on a 100.33 average and his fellow teammates have now dubbed him the new "Don".

"I already have," said Usman Khawaja, Australia's other batting hero who scored 140 and featured in a 168-run stand with Voges for the fourth wicket.

He's got an average higher than Don at the moment so I might just have to call him 'Sir Voges'," Khawaja said.

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