Australia ended the day one the fourth test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on a high as Cameron Green counter-attacked the Indian bowlers while Usman Khawaja also completed his century in the final over before stumps.
Australia posted 255/4 at stumps with Khawaja and Green still in the middle. India found two quick wickets after the tea break.
Ravindra Jadeja knocked over Australian captain Steve Smith and then Mohammad Shami cleaned up Peter Handscomb.
Usman Khawaja is battling against the Indian attack, trying to keep the Aussies going in Ahmedabad.
Earlier, Australia skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat on Thursday in the fourth and final Test against India at the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese were in attendance at the 132,000-capacity stadium named after the Indian premier.
India may have retained the trophy courtesy their victories in the first two matches but Australia pulling one back in Indore means the hosts will now have to win the fourth Test in Ahmedabad to qualify for the final of the ICC World Test Championship and a failure to do so will leave their chances on the outcome of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka series.