Sachin Tendulkar scored his 40th century to put India in a comfortable position in the fourth and final Test against Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.
India were 311-5 at stumps on the first day. India slipped from 98 without loss to 116-3 in the morning session, with debutant off-spinner Jason Krejza (3-138) grabbing two wickets and Shane Watson one.
The Indian innings then was steadied by Tendulkar (109) putting on 146 run partnership for the fourth wicket with VVS Laxman, who made a solid 64 in his 100th Test appearance. Shehwag made 6 and debutant Vijay 33.
Sourav Ganguly, playing his final Test, was unbeaten on 27 with new captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (4) not out.