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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: Australia make India sweat despite losing wickets

Australia made India toil for wickets on a scorching day in Perth.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Australia made a strong start to Day 1 with a 112-run opening stand between Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris. India bounced back in the second session taking four Australian wickets for just 34 runs before the hosts were steadied by Shaun Marsh and Travis Head. At the close of play on Day 1, Australia were batting on 277 for the loss of six wickets, with skipper Tim Paine and Pat Cummins present at the crease. Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari claimed two wickets each. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris got the Australians off to a strong start, adding 112 runs for the first wicket on a green Perth pitch. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Marcus Harris, who made his Test debut in Adelaide last week, scored 70 runs on Friday before being dismissed by Hanuma Vihari. The left-handed batsman smashed 10 boundaries in his 70-run innings. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Jasprit Bumrah gave India the first breakthrough as he trapped Aaron Finch leg as he completed his half century. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Hanuma Vihari, who is playing his maiden Test on Australian soil, was brought into the attack and reaped rewards. He took the crucial wickets of of Marcus Harris and Shaun Marsh. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1

Australia remain in an advantageous position. On the other hand, India would hope to claim the final four wickets in the first hour of Day 2 and wrap up the Aussie innings before the hosts cross the 350-run mark. (Reuters)

Captain Tim Paine will be in the middle for the Aussies with Pat Cummins. (AP Photo)