Good Morning folks! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 1 of the second Test of the three-match Test series between Australia and New Zealand at WACA in Perth, this is Ayush Gupta bringing you all the live updates from this game. The visitors New Zealand lost the first Test at Brisbane and are one down going into the 2nd Test. Hosts Australia will look to carry the momentum into the 2nd Test and continue their domination. Australia look to be in great batting from with hundreds from David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns the top 3 look sorted for now. Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson are looking potent as ever with the very skillful Nathan Lyon.New Zealand will want Trent Boult and Tim Southee to come good on a lively Perth wicket. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth

Live Cricket Score: Australia 416/2 | Overs 90 | Batting: David Warner 244 (272), Steven Smith 5 (12): STUMPS!!!! Thus, Australia indoubtedly finish the day on top with Daid Warner being the center of attraction and also USman Khawaja, who too scored his Test ton. As far as the New Zealand bowlers were concerned, they just couldn’t deliver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 407/2 | Overs 87 | Batting: David Warner 236 (262), Steven Smith 4 (4): GONE!!!! Finally, the long wait comes to an end as Khawaja fall for an impressive 121 to Doug Bracewell as he gets caught by Tom Latham. Steven Smith is the new man in as he congratulates Khawaja for his innings and is off to an attacking start.

OUT! Usman Khawaja c Tom Latham b Doug Bracewell 121 (186)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 290/1 | Overs 80 | Batting: David Warner 200 (239), Usman Khawaja 119 (171): 200 up for David Warner. What a knock by the lad as he has compeltely helped Australia dominate the opening day so far, with New Zealand bowlers absolutely struggling heavily to get this pair done with, while Khawaja too has scored his century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 290/1 | Overs 63 | Batting: David Warner 150 (182), Usman Khawaja 93 (126): It’s 150 up for Warner as it comes off 182 deliveries including 14 boundaries and a six, while Khawaja too nears his century as it clearly suggests an all-out domination from Australia over the Kiwis.

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 243/1 | Overs 53 | Batting: David Warner 129 (160), Usman Khawaja 69 (88): TEA BREAK!!!! Australia continue to remain on top following century from Wartner and half-century from Khawaja as misery continues to pile on the New Zealand bowlers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 201/1 | Overs 43 | Batting: David Warner 108 (125), Usman Khawaja 50 (62): It’s a 100 for David Warner as he scores his 15th in Test cricket ands also the third consecutive one. Also, Usman Khawaja scores his half-century and things just keep getting worse for the Kiwis, as Australia also cross the 200-run mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 162/1 | Overs 37 | Batting: David Warner 92 (108), Usman Khawaja 27 (42): The 150 is uo fir the Aussies as they go well past the mark and also they have been done no harm by the Kiwi bowlers as their woeful struggle continues to break the stand and get breakthroughs.

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 134/1 | Overs 31 | Batting: David Warner 82 (95), Usman Khawaja 9 (20): No harm done by the Kiwis to the Australians as they continue to bat in the same manner and it seems the lunch has given the hosts more energy than the visitors. Meanwhile, Warner scores his 4,00 runs in Test cricket. A memorable feat for the Australian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the players are into the lunch break, read the lunch report here.

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 101/1 | Overs 23 | Batting: David Warner 60 (68), Usman Khawaja 2 (5): LUNCH!!!! So just a wicket for the Kiwis in the opening session as Burns is the only man to be dismissed for a helathy 40, while Warner keeps going following his half-century. It has been the Australian session so far, but can things change in the next session?

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 101/1 | Overs 23 | Batting: David Warner 58 (62), Usman Khawaja 1 (1): GONE!!!! As the Kiwi bowlers struggle to get the opening pair out for second consecutive time in two games, it’s Burns who is bowled up by Matt Henry for 40. Warner in the meantime brings up his half-century. The 100-run opening stand is also up and things could start getting worse from here for the Kiwis.

OUT! Joe Burns b Matt Henry 40 (73)

 

 

Live Cricket Score: Australia 51/0 | Overs 10 | Batting: David Warner 31(22), Joe Burns 19(38): These two once again are off to a decent start, scoring runs on regular intervals and going for the big shots if the Black Caps bowl a loose delivery. Before the start of the match, Warner needed 72 runs to reach his 4000 Test runs. He is 41 runs behind the milestone. Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Matt Henry have been brought into action but have failed so far to even go close to making a breakthrough.

Live Cricket Score: AUS 0/0 | Batting:  |David Warner(0), Joe Burns 0(6)Warner and Burns will look to carry on their century run partnerships from the first Test match. Southee who looks more charged up after coming from an a back injury bowls a good over to Burns. Trent Boult comes in to partner Southee from the other end.

TOSS: Australia wins the toss and have elected to bat first .

Playing XI : Australia name an unchanged side from the first Test at Brisbane.  New Zealand call in Matt Henry for James Neesham in their playing XI.

Squads:

Australia: Joe Burns, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Neil Wagner, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Luke Ronchi, Hamish Rutherford.

New Zealand will go into the match knowing that they can put up a resistance and fight the Australia attack with batsmen like Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum defying the odds and making runs.With the 3rd and final Test being a day night affair it will be important for both the teams to go on a high as they will be fazed by the unknown then. The 2nd Test match between Australia and New Zealand is anything but dull.

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