Western Australia v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 2nd day February 18, 2012

Blues humiliated by Davis and Voges

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 2 for 448 (Davis 230*, Voges 160*) lead New South Wales 91 by 357 runs
Scorecard

Western Australia could be on track for a colossal victory after Liam Davis and Adam Voges batted through the second day and left New South Wales totally demoralised. Davis posted his first double-century in first-class cricket and Voges was within sight of his best first-class score at stumps, as the Warriors reached 2 for 448, leading the Blues by 357 runs.

Davis was unbeaten on 230 and Voges was on 160 - his career best is 180 - and their partnership has ballooned to 343, the second-highest by any Western Australia pair against New South Wales. They added 290 runs for the loss of no wickets on the second day, a remarkable achievement after the Blues had been skittled for 91 on the opening day.

Davis moved to the top of the Sheffield Shield run tally with his third hundred of the summer, while Voges finished the day third on the list behind Davis and Victoria's Rob Quiney. The Warriors didn't miss their captain Marcus North, who had been sent for surgery after the first day due to a finger injury picked up in the field, and a declaration should come early on the third day.

Shane Watson continued his comeback from injury by bowling spells of four overs and by stumps he had 1 for 16 from 12, but none of his team-mates could boast figures that good. Watson was one of five bowlers in the New South Wales side to have represented Australia - the others were Trent Copeland, Nathan Hauritz, Steven Smith and Steve O'Keefe - but Davis and Voges made them look toothless.

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