Adelaide, Dec 6: India were 143/6 in 56 overs till tea against Australia on day one of first Test of the four-match series here at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Cheteshwar Pujara (46) and Ravichandran Ashwin (5) were at the crease when the tea was declared.
Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first.
Openers K L Rahul and Murali Vijay fell cheaply losing their wickets after being caught off by Finch in Hazlewood's spell and Starc respectively.
Rahul 2 off 8 deliveries was the first man to go in the second over. He was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the second over of the match; Aaron Finch took his catch in the slip cordon. Then, Vijay, who lost his place in the team during the England tour and was looking to make a statement, dismissed by Mitchell Starc for 11 off 22 balls in the seventh over. (UNI)