Usman and Voges have played brilliantly by giving a strong support to Australia in the first innings against New Zealand. The players did fantastic job in the first test at Wellington. Call it the good luck of Australia or the bad news for New Zealand, but the two great smashers are rocking the ground of wellington with massive hitting, both completed their centuries. Adam Voges who is no new comer is 36 years old cricketer. His nick name is Kenny. He is also a slow left arm orthodox bowler very useful in any form of the game.
This time around against the Kiwis, the experienced guy has smashed the New Zealand Bowlers for 176 runs not out in the first innings. He was accompanied by his younger fellow, the BBL hero Usman Khawaja, who completed his century for 140 runs knock. Both the champion hitters found gaps regularly and never stopped the scoring for Australia.
It was nonstop Khawaja and Voges who were running the show completely, until the second new ball gave some breath of air to Trent Boult. The Wellington surface is suitable for batting mainly as we saw against Pakistan. This time around, Soothe and Boult did not get much help from the wicket to get any turn or spin.
Captain McCullum was talking to the bowlers who looked in hardship in the first innings. It was more like a struggle for them against the fiery Voges and Usman. Voges was using his feet brilliantly and playing high occasionally too.
Usman Khawaja had some comedy in the ground, when he had to be patient to complete his hundred runs on the Wellington pitch. Mark Craig did his best to stop him from getting hundred, but after six dot balls, Usman finally got his hundred runs completed. Incredible display of batting by Australians was seen, a mammoth total is going to give them solid support for the second innings. The McCullum and the boys have some work to do now.