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11-Dec-2015 02:59:00 GMT
Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Hobart, day 2

Voges, Marsh build record 449-run stand

Hobart: Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh obliterated long-standing records as they punished the limp West Indies with a massive partnership to build an imposing first innings total in the first Hobart Test on Friday.

The West Australian pair posted the all-time highest partnership for the fourth-wicket of 449, eclipsing the 437 held by Sri Lankan pair Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene against Pakistan in 2009.

They fell just two runs short of Australia's all-time highest partnership for any wicket of 451 held by Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman against England at The Oval in 1934.

Voges also registered Australia's highest score against the West Indies, eclipsing Doug Walters' 242 in 1969.

Marsh holed out just before lunch for 182, caught on the ropes by Darren Bravo off spinner Jomel Warrican, ending a day in total at the crease.

The relentless Australians declared at lunch after taking their total to 583 for four, with Voges unconquered on 269 and Mitch Marsh not out on one.

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