14 Nov 2015

Black Caps' worst first day since 1933

7:28 am on 14 November 2015

The New Zealand cricketers are already fighting to stay in the second test against Australia after the hosts dominated the opening day in Perth to take complete control of the match.

David Warner celebrates century against New Zealand.

David Warner celebrates century against New Zealand. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

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Opening batsman David Warner was again the Black Caps chief destroyer blasting his way to his maiden double century as the Australia reached 416 for 2 at stumps after winning the toss and choosing to bat.

Warner finished not out on 244, his fourth hundred in a row against the Black Caps, while Usman Khawaja also notched up another test ton.

It's New Zealand's worst start to a Test match since 1933.

Warner scored his 244 not out off just 277 balls, dispatching every bowler New Zealand threw at him.

New Zealand went through eight bowlers on day one, calling on part timers Martin Guptill and captain Brendon McCullum to try and stop the bleeding but to no avail.

Opening bowler Trent Boult proved to be the most expensive of the New Zealanders on day one, he bowled 17 overs and went for 99 runs at an economy of 5.82.

The late wicket of Usman Khawaja was the only saving grace for New Zealand on day one, he departed for 121 off 186.

Khawaja proved a crucial anchor for Warner's innings while bringing up his second century in the test series.

With just three overs remaining, Khawaja scooped a cover drive straight to Tom Latham off the bowling of Doug Bracewell to put a sour taste in what was ultimately a very dominant performance by the Australians.

Australian captain Steve Smith is the new man at the crease with Warner, he'll resume day two on five not out.

Day two gets underway at 3.30pm NZ time.

Australia continue to dominate in afternoon session.

At the end of the afternoon session Warner was unbeaten on 129, while his partner at the crease Usman Khawaja has made 69 runs of his own.

The Black Caps failed to pick up a wicket in the afternoon despite several close calls and two unsuccessful referrals to the third umpire.

First session all Australia

Australia won the toss and opted to bat and the New Zealand bowlers struggled to find their line and length at times which Warner was quick to take advantage of.

His partner Joe Burns made 40, before playing a delivery from Matt Henry onto his stumps just before lunch.

It was the fifth consecutive century opening stand between Burns and Warner.

New Zealand have made one change to the side which lost the first test in Brisbane with Matt Henry coming in for the injured Jimmy Neesham.

Australia lead the three match series 1-nil.

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Black Caps allrounder Jimmy Neesham. Photo: PHOTOSPORT