Going into eighth day of the series between New Zealand and Australia, the visitors had not dominated a single day. The first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane completely belonged to the hosts, and Australia won all sessions on day one at Perth as well
Australia continued their dominance on the Perth Test, even as New Zealand put up an improved show on day two. Australia had already crossed 400 on the opening day itself, and there was genuine interest over whether David Warner could progress to 300, having resumed the day at 244 not out.
David Warner was the man of the match at the Gabba in Brisbane with two smashing centuries. And, while that was an extremely ominous sign for the New Zealanders going into the must-win Test at Perth, they may have silently felt a sense of relief, hoping that perhaps they have already seen the best of Warner
AUS vs NZ 2nd Test Preview, Live Score: Having won the opening Test at Brisbane comprehensively, Australia would go into the second Test as clear favourites, even if one takes into account New Zealand's ability to fight back.
New Zealand went into the first Test against Australia hoping to make a serious impact, knowing well that his was their best chance in three decades to pull off an upset against their much-famed Trans-Tasman rivals