Debut hundred for Voges

Adam Voges celebrates reaching his hundred at Windsor Park, Dominica. Picture: Getty Images
Adam Voges celebrates reaching his hundred at Windsor Park, Dominica. Picture: Getty Images

WARNBRO�S Adam Voges has capped his Test debut with a brilliant century overnight.

The 35-year-old�s 130 not out at Windsor Park makes him the 20th, and oldest, Australian to make a century on debut.

Three figures looked beyond Voges at more than one point during the Australian innings as wickets tumbled around him, going into the lunch break six down after starting day two at 3/85.

However, Voges found allies in Mitchell Johnson (20), Nathan Lyon (22) and number 11 Josh Hazlewood (39) to reach register the magical milestone.

When the ninth wicket fell and Hazlewood joined him at the crease, Voges was still 23 runs short of his hundred, but the pair dug in and added 97 for the last wicket.

Voges moved cautiously through the 80s, sensibly keeping the strike from Hazlewood as much as possible, before quickly moving through the 90s – he went to 98 with a straight six off West Indies quick Jerome Taylor, before taking a single to mid-off to move to 99.

He brought up his hundred with a single to the leg-side; it came from 187 balls.

Hazlewood was the last man to fall with the score on 318, giving Australia a 170-run lead.

At stumps the West Indies were still 145 in arrears, finishing on 2/25.

But Voges was the man of the moment, finishing with 130 not out from 247 balls with 13 fours and a six.

�It’s a bit of a blur really to be honest,� Voges told the assembled press post match on the moment he brought up three figures.

�I just yelled I think. I just had my hands up in the air yelling. Just pure elation. It’s been a long road, it’s been a lot of hard work.

�Just to get the opportunity firstly and then to make the most of it and get a hundred on debut, is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time.�