Australia v India 2nd Test - Honours even at close of play on day 1

Aaron Finch 50 for Australia today in the 2nd Test
India's captain Kohli celebrates with his teammates after taking the catch to dismiss Australia's Handscomb

Australia won the toss and decided to bat against India on the first day of the 2nd Test at the Optus Stadium, Perth today.

Match Summary

Australia 277 - 6 (90.0 overs) – (Marcus Harris 70, Aaron Finch 50, Travis Head 58; Ishant Sharma 2-35, Hanuma Vihari 2-53)

India - still to bat

At the Close of Play- Australia are 277 – 6


Series Stats

Australia reached 277 – 6 at the close of play on the first day of the 2nd Test in Perth and they will be pleased with the way that the opening pair of Marcus Harris 70 and  Aaron Finch 50 put on over a hundred for the first wicket. However, it was tough going from then on and only Travis Head 58 has so far also passed a half century. Australia will need another 100 runs at least tomorrow to the pressure back on India.



Australia - Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India - KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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