Australia's cricket team has scored 212 all out in response to India's first innings score of 330 on the second day of their third test match in Perth.

Mitchell Johnson was 4-86 for Australia. Combined with Brett Lee's 3-71, the rest of the Aussie squad took advantage of a fast WACA Cricket ground to end India's first innings.

But the Australian batsmen struggled as well, with R. P. Singh 4-68 and left-arm bowler Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma and Anil Kumble taking two wickets each. India then reached 52-1 by the end of play.

For the home side, the 212 runs was their lowest first-innings score in a home Test since Sri Lanka bowled them out for 207 in Darwin in 2004.

Australia is hoping to become the first nation ever to win 17 consecutive tests. Australia leads the series, 2-0. The fourth test starts in Adelaide January 24th.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.