Australian test skipper Tim Paine is 16 not out leading into Day 2 at Optus Stadium in Perth today. Paine along with Australian all rounder Pat Cummins are vital with Australia 6/277 after Day 1.
Paine has had an excellent week reaching 60 runs in the Adelaide Test and this 1st innings of this match combined in not easy batting conditions it has pin pointed and highlighted his determination and value to this Australian team. Some what inexperienced team as well.
If Australia Can reach anything above 400 it will be extremely tough for India given Australian pace attack of Cummins, Mitch Starc and Josh Hazlewood. The in form and always reliable off spin of Nath Lyon will be vital We can’t wait for the test match to continue.