PERTH, Australia (AP) -- New Zealand and Western Australia's tour match began Saturday more in the manner of a training session than a genuine contest.
Stand-in New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lost the toss but it mattered little as the two sides had agreed that the visitors will bowl during Saturday's three sessions, then bat for three sessions on Sunday.
New Zealand will be able to use all 15 members of its touring party in the two-day match.
The match will use a pink ball across the day-night conditions, in preparation for next week's third test in Adelaide which will be the first day-night test match.
Australia holds a 1-0 lead in the three-test series after winning the first test in Brisbane by 208 runs followed by a draw in Perth.