Australia were 214 for three at tea on day one of the fourth Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.


Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke were batting on 91 and 71 after a wicket-less afternoon session for India.


Ponting was closing on his 41st Test century at the break having scored a fluent 91 not out, with his successor as Australia captain Clarke on 71 on a sweltering day at the Adelaide Oval.


Yadav was removed after four expensive overs for 26 runs which gave him embarrassing figures of none for 67 from his nine overs.


Now it was the turn of the other two frontline bowlers to face the music at the hands of the Australian pair.


Clarke went after Ishant Sharma, driving him ever so sweetly through the covers but then edged him dangerously between the keeper and the widish slip for a four.


Ponting took the cue and chopped Sharma off the front foot past the point boundary.