Australia have put themselves in the driving seat by putting 277 runs on the board for the loss of 6 wickets on Day 1 of the second Test match at Perth. Choosing to Bat first, Aussie openers Aaron Finch (50) & Marcus Harris (70) had a 112-run stand for the first wicket. At the start of the last session, the Kangaroos were 145/3 when Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to send Peter Handscomb back to the pavilion.
Travis Head (58) and Shaun Marsh (45) took Australia over the 250-run mark with a strong 84-run partnership.
Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari picked up 2 wickets each on Day One of the play.