Australian openers paved a strong platform with an opening stand of 66 runs in the second test at Perth before lunch to make up their pathetical defeat in the Adelaide test. Though India came up with efficient pacers, they could not break the opening stand on a hot day at the Optus stadium.
Marcus Harris gave a strong stand to Aaron Finch by adding 36 runs and Finch added a handy 30 for the opening partnership. The intensity of pace and bounce could not match the Australian arrogance which added a wicketless 66 before lunch.
Tim Paine tried to encash the hot morning as he won the toss. He found a green tinge on the pitch on the hottest morning of five days of the forecast and chose to bat first. Virat Kohli said that he was not disappointed with the loss of toss and Indian pacers can trouble the wavery top order of the hosts at the maximum level. Ishant Sharma finished his first spell with 4-2-12-0 and in his second spell, he bowled exceptionally. But all his attempts to pick a wicket went futile.
Kohli asked to review for lbw of Aaron Finch in the spell of Mohammed Shami but his attempt was useless since Finch returned not out. In the next delivery, Shami tried to pick the wicket of Finch by lbw but his effort did not succeed as the umpire declared him not out. Shami had an economic first spell with figures 4-2-3-0.
Umesh Yadav began his spell and Virat Kohli moved to mid-off from third slip to co-operate with the bowler well. But his attempt to pick a wicket was in vain. However, the Australian batsmen warded off all the predictions about the shaky batting line up and stood strong to give a solid start for the second test.
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