AUSTRALIA suffered a top-order collapse but remain in a strong position at 3-50 at stumps on day three of a fiery fourth Test against India at Adelaide Oval.
The home side holds an overall lead of 382 runs with seven second-innings wickets in hand.
Michael Clarke is nine not out and Ricky Ponting is on one.
Eleven wickets fell on Thursday on what was supposed to be a feast for batsmen on a flat pitch before an appreciative Australia Day holiday crowd of 35,081.
Spinner Ravi Ashwin opened the bowling for India and struck in the 10th over of Australia's second innings, accepting a return catch to dismiss David Warner for 28 to make it 1-39.
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Australia: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk, vc), Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon.
India: Virender Sehwag (c), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (vc), Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
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