David Warner scored his 15h Test century off 118 deliveries including 12 boundaries © Getty Images
David Warner scored his 15h Test century off 118 deliveries including 12 boundaries © Getty Images

Australian batsman David Warner scored his 15th century in Test cricket as it put Australia on top at tea on Day 1 of the second of the three-match Test series against New Zealand at the WACA in Perth on Friday. Also Usman Khawaja scored his half-century to equally help Australia stay strong. Earlier, Australia scored 105 for the loss of a wicket as they finished with a wicket down during the lunch break, with Joe Burns being the only man to be dismissed for 40. Matt Henry is the only successful New Zealand bowler so far to have dismissed Burns, while the other bowlers continue to struggle. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth

The Australian batsmen in the form of Warner and Usman Khawaja started the post-lunch session in the same manner as Warner had a scare in the 29th over for a leg-before appeal, but was turned down byu the umpire and also the DRS saving him. Australia eventually score the 150 runs, along with the the 50-run stand for the second wicket, with Warner contributing 29 and Khawaja contributing 38. LIVE UPDATES: Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth

Meanwhile, Khawaja also scored his third half-century in Test cricket off 62 deliveries smashing seven boundaries and a six. However, it was Warner who eventually scored his 4,000 Test runs and also scored his 15h Test century off 118 deliveries including 12 boundaries, which was also his third consecutive Test century. It also saw Australia bringing up the 200 runs and the 100-run stand between the two for the the second wicket, withg Warner contributing 49., Khawaja contributing 50 along with an extra, as Australia went into the tea break.

Brief scores:

Australia 243/1 (David Warner 129, Joe Burns 69*; Matt Henry 1 for 51) vs New Zealand.

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(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)