It was the same old story for Team India as its batting collapsed again, folding for 161 on Day 1 of the third Test at Perth. To add to its misery Australia opener David Warner smashed the joint fourth-fastest Test ton ever to take the hosts to within 12 runs of India's first innings total. (All AFP and AP Images)
Warner (104 off 80 balls) got his century off just 69 balls and put up an unbroken 149-run opening stand with Ed Cowan (40 off 58 balls).
India, who also went in with four pacers, failed to get breathroughs and their bowlers were belted all around the park by David Warner.
New inclusion Mitchell Starc was impressive and was finally rewarded with two wickets at the end of the Indian innings.
Virat Kohli was the only Indian batsman who looked positive at the crease and top-scored with 44 off 81 balls.
Gautam Gambhir played a patient knock and stuck it out for an 82-ball-31 but again fell after edging a delivery behind the stumps.
Sachin Tendulkar again looked in good nick, hitting some beautiful drives before being trabbed lbw on 15 by Ryan Harris.
Rahul Dravid was again castled, in the process equalling Allan Border's unwanted record of being bowled out 53 times in his career.
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