• Friday, May 20, 2022

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Australia happy after day one in Perth despite India fightback

Aaron Finch

By: Sarwar Alam

Australia were pleased with their overall position at the end of the first day of the second Test against India on Friday, despite several top order batsmen failing to capitalise on promising starts in Perth. A century opening partnership after captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat appeared to lay the foundation for a sizeable total on a challenging pitch at Test cricket’s newest venue, but openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch were among a number of top order players who couldn’t build the big individual score Australia craved. At stumps on a scorching day, the home side were…

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