Perth, Dec 15 (PTI) India were six for one at lunch after bowling out hosts Australia for 326 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test at Optus Stadium here Saturday.
Australia began at 277 for six and could add 49 runs to their overnight total.
Mitchell Starc cleaned up Murali Vijay (0) in the last ball before lunch to deal the first blow to India.
Marcus Harris (70) top scored for the hosts while paceman Ishant Sharma (4/41) took four wickets for India.
Sharma claimed the last two Australian wickets off successive balls and will be on a hat-trick when he will bowl in the second Australian innings.
India lead the four-match series 1-0.
Australia first innings: 326 all out in 108.3 overs (Marcus Harris 70, Travis Head 58; Ishant Sharma 4/41, Jaspriot Bumeah 2/53, Hanuma Vihari 2/53).
India first innings: 6 for 1 in 3 overs. (KL Rahul 1 batting, M Vijay 0; M Strac 2/1).
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