Thanks to a solid showing from the top order on Day One, Australia progressed to at 277 for 6 at stumps on day one of the second Test at Perth. There were half-centuries from openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch, and middle-order batsman Travis Head. Shaun Marsh, with a knock of 45, also helped Australia make a positive start to the contest.

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, with figures of 2 for 35, was India's most successful bowler. Part-time bowler Hanuma Vihari also claimed two wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav took one each.


Good morning and welcome to Sportstar 's LIVE update coverage of the second Test of the India vs Australia Test series from Perth.

It is a green top and looks lively. Michael Vaughan at the pitch report says, "The live green grass will encourage the seamers. We can expect plenty of seam and bounce. Don't rule out the spinners either. I would rather be a bowler this week."

After a win in Adelaide, India comes into the Test with renewed energy. Here is the preview of the second Test.

TOSS UPDATE: Australia wins toss, elects to bat first.

Team updates: India is going in without a specialist spinner. Umesh Yadav comes in for Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari comes in for Rohit Sharma. Australia is unchanged.