The wicket looked for all money like one to suit the quicks, prompting WA captain Mitch Marsh to send the Redbacks in after winning the toss.

The visitors started well having posted 60 without loss, before WA's bowlers bounced back and claimed the last eight South Australian wickets for just 61 runs to have the Redbacks all out for 159.

The solid start by SA openers Jake Weatherald and Connor McInerney was ended by the crafty medium pace of Hilton Cartwright who also picked up Jake Lehmann in his only over of the innings.

Left-arm quick Liam Guthrie starred for WA with 4-53 to go with a sharp catch and a brilliant run out.

"It was just a good team effort with the ball between myself and the other three quicks," he said.

"We just hopefully can build on it tomorrow now. We are 4-75 so hopefully we get a few more runs on the board to build a lead after getting them out for a decent score."

The Warriors begun their first innings with the bat in the final session of the day.

WA's top four all made starts but couldn't go on with it, Josh Inglis top scoring with 23.

At stumps, Hilton Cartwright and nightwatchman Matt Kelly were both not out four with the home side 4-75.

Day two action begins tomorrow from 10:30am AWST.