David Warner also scored his half-century prior to the lunch break off 56 deliveries © Getty Images
David Warner also scored his half-century prior to the lunch break off 56 deliveries © Getty Images

Australian opening batsman David Warner scored 4,000 runs in Test cricket on Day 1 of the second of the three-match Test series aganst New Zealand at the WACA in Perth on Friday. He also scored his half-century prior to the lunch break off 56 deliveries, smashing seven boundaries in the process. Currently Australia are 129 for the loss of a wicket in 28 overs with opener David Warner on 78 and Usman Khawaja on eight. Austyralia also finished the lunch session on 105 for the loss of a wicket, with Burns the only man to be dismissed so far in the innings as the New Zealand bowlers continue to struggle. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth

Earlier, Australian skipper, Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat first as he fielded the smae playing XI from the 1st Test win at The Gabba in Brisbane, while New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum brought in Matt Henry for Neil Wagner. As a result, it was the same opening pair in the form of Warner and Joes Burns who started the proceedings for Australia. LIVE UPDATES: Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth

Both the openers started in a positive fashion as they brought up the opening 50-run stand in just 10 overs, with Burns contributing 19, Warner contributuing 31, along with an extra. Burns had a scare in the 13th over for a leg-before, which was turned down by the upmire and also the DRS saving him. Meanwhile, Warner brought up his 20th half-century in Test cricket that came off 56 deliveries including seven boundaries.