Tasmania v Western Australia, Pura Cup, Hobart, 2nd day December 4, 2007

Tasmania struggle after Voges fires with 180

Cricinfo staff

Tasmania 4 for 147 (Di Venuto 61) trail Western Australia 8 for 551 dec (Voges 180, Rogers 123, Gilchrist 86, Magoffin 45) by 404 runs

Adam Voges made his highest first-class score © Getty Images

Adam Voges' dominant century lifted Western Australia to 8 for 551 declared on the second day against Tasmania in Hobart, while the home side could only struggle to 4 for 147, still trailing by 404 runs. Voges made his highest first-class score of 180 and Adam Gilchrist 86 as the pair shared a fifth-wicket stand of 161 to continue the good work started in the latter exchanges of Monday.

Voges added exactly 100 on the second day while Gilchrist played a typically quickfire innings from 74 balls that included three sixes. Both were then trapped lbw by Brendan Drew, who had also grabbed Brad Hogg for 4, but this only paved the way for some lower-order hitting from Darren Wates (35 not out) and Steve Magoffin, who made his highest score of 45 to push them past 500.

Magoffin then led the attack with the two quick wickets of Michael Dighton for 12 and Travis Birt for a duck. Tasmania recovered to 101 before Michael Di Venuto fell to Wates on 61.

Dane Anderson (39) reached yet another top score but he became Mathew Inness' first victim of the day as the wickets continued to fall. George Bailey and Dan Marsh began the slow rebuilding job before stumps, and they face a mountain on the third day.