Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir steadied India after they suffered early jolts, to help their side reach 61 for two at stumps on the second day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Australia declared their first innings at a mammoth 604 for seven.

 

India trail by a further 543 runs in first innings with eight wickets in hand.

 

Opener Virender Sehwag and Gambhir gave India a brisk start after Australia declared their first innings with Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke scoring double centuries.

 

Sehwag struck three boundaries for his innings of 18 off as many balls, fell to Peter Siddle.

 

India were soon rocked by Ben Hilfenhaus, when he bowled middle-order mainstay Rahul Dravid for one.