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Australia bat first in the fourth Test

ADELAIDE, Australia - Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

ADELAIDE, Australia - Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Australia made one change to the side that took the series in Perth by an innings and 23 runs, replacing left-arm swing bowler Mitchell Starc with local hero and offspinner Nathan Lyon.

India, captained by Virender Sehwag, made two changes, bringing in wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha to replace the suspended skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin for swing bowler Vinay Kumar.

Australia won the first test in Melbourne by 122 runs and followed it up with a victory by an innings and 68 runs in Sydney.

Temperatures of around 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) has been forecasted for the duration of the game.

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Lineups:

Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (captain), Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon.

India: Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautham Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Kumara Dharmasena, Sri Lanka.

TV umpire: Paul Wilson, Australia. Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.

 
 
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