Australia were 117 for 4 at tea after bowling India out for 250 in their first innings on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday.
Peter Handscomb and Travis Head were batting on 33 and 17 respectively at the tea break.
Earlier in the morning, India's first innings lasted just one delivery on Friday with Mohammed Shami being dismissed the first ball of the day bowled by Josh Hazlewood.
The visitors were 250 for 9 at close on Thursday after opting to bat.
India 1st Innings: 250 all out in 88 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 123; Josh Hazlewood 3/52).
Australia 1st Innings: 117 for 4 from 55 overs (Marcus Harris 26, Usman Khawaja 28; Ishant Sharma 1/17, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/38).