Australian Test great <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/allan-border/">Allan Border</a> has advised against shunting <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/news/">Aaron Finch</a> down the order after he failed to score in the home team's first inning of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-1st-test-match-home-live-scores-updates-reports-videos-773728">ongoing Adelaide Test</a> with India. <p></p> <p></p>Finch, Australia's limited-overs captain, made his belated Test debut against Pakistan in the UAE this year and played as opener, scoring 181 runs in four innings with a best of 62. On Friday, Finch opened at Adelaide Oval and was out for a three-ball duck, prompting former Australia captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ricky-ponting/">Ricky Ponting</a> to questioned his place in the team as an opener. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-1st-test-adelaide-ricky-ponting-questions-aaron-finchs-role-as-opener-in-tests-774881">Ponting questions Finch s role as opener in Tests</a> <p></p> <p></p>Border's concern was that putting Finch into the middle order for the second innings of the Adelaide Test could demoralise Finch. <p></p> <p></p>"There have been plenty of calls for Aaron Finch to be dropped down the Australian order as soon as possible but I think that would send the wrong message to the 32-year-old," wrote Border in his <em>foxsports.com</em> column. "He bats well in the middle order but if Australia moved him mid-match after he was selected as an opener - then he might start to think he s on a slippery slope out of the Test side. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-australia-2018-200901/live-scores/india-vs-australia-live-cricket-score-1st-test-match-186739-summary.html">LIVE SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Adelaide</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I think it s unlikely that the change will be made in any event, but Australia needs to accept it s already made the call for him to be its opener in this Test. It s fair to review his position for the second Test in Perth, but doing it in between innings is a big call." <p></p> <p></p>The selectors did not name a third opener in the squad for the first two Tests. The debutant Marcus Harris made 26 in his first innings, while Usman Khawaja reverted back to No 3.