The Australian veteran posted his third consecutive Test century following scores of 269* and 106* against the West Indies in December. His blazing three digit score helped him break 12-year-old record of Sachin Tendulkar, who posted 497 consecutive runs: scores of 241*, 60*, 194* and 2 – from January to April 2004.

As the teams head for lunch break, Australia will hold a first innings lead of 55 with seven wickets in hand after New Zealand were rolled for 183.

Khawaja was 115 not out in the third consecutive Test in which he has scored a century against New Zealand. Adam Voges put his reprieve from an umpiring blunder late on the first day behind him as he moved to 40.
     
Australia resumed the day at 147-3 and added 91 runs in the morning session with Khawaja progressing from his overnight 57 in a near chanceless innings.

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