Kohli Slams only and Maiden ton in the series
Kohli slams Maiden ton against the Aussies in the fourth test but still India were in trouble !!! He scored the first and the only ton by a Indian batsman in the series.
Australia 382 runs ahead of India in the fourth test . 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 hold 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.
Shaun Marsh removed any doubt over the need to drop him from the Test side after falling lbw to Zaheer Khan for a fourth-ball duck.
Marsh has scored 17 runs at an average of 2.83 for the series.
Opener Ed Cowan (10) was lbw to Ashwin in the following over to leave Australia at 3-40 before Clarke and Ponting steered Australia safely to stumps.
Australia had claimed a 332-run lead on the first innings after bowling India out for 272 in 95.1 overs.
Virat Kohli scored a defiant 116, his maiden Test hundred in the 23-year-old's eighth match.
Paceman Peter Siddle took 5-49 in a brilliant effort on a lifeless pitch, taking his tally for the series to 22 victims at 17.36.
Clarke declined to enforce the follow-on, mindful of easing the workload on his pace bowlers on the flat pitch.
Kohli was last man out after hitting 11 fours and one six and engaging in a series of verbal battles with Australia's fielders.
A nervous Kohli was almost run out for 99 and appeared to take offence at a comment from an Australian player, leading Ponting to grab Kohli by the arm to stop him from walking towards one of the Australians to continue their argument.
India had resumed on Thursday on 2-61 and lost Sachin Tendulkar (25) and Gautam Gambhir (34) to Siddle's bowling and VVS Laxman (18) also departed before lunch.
Kohli shared a 114-run partnership with Wriddhiman Saha (35) who was bowled by Ryan Harris in the last over before tea.
Siddle removed Ashwin (five) and Zaheer (0) in successive deliveries while Ben Hilfenhaus finished with 3-62.
Australia lead the four-match series three-nil.