The hosts won the toss and elected to bat and their top order grounded out a solid opening day as they finished 2-221.

WA all-rounder Marcus Stoinis made the first breakthrough in the 30th over.

He combined with keeper Josh Inglis, who took a brilliant catch behind the stumps which removed NSW opener Daniel Hughes (53.)

Leg spinner Liam O'Connor then forced Daniel Solway (65) into a false shot, which was caught by Ashton Turner at extra cover.

Test batsman Steve Smith (59*) and Moises Henriques (43*) will resume for the home side when day two gets under way from 7:30am AWST tomorrow.