By Ian Ransom
ADELAIDE (Reuters) - Usman Khawaja flew for a brilliant one-handed catch to remove India talisman Virat Kohli as Australia's pacemen dominated early to leave the tourists reeling at 56 for four at lunch on day one of the series-opening test on Thursday.
With India losing both their openers cheaply on a baking hot morning at Adelaide Oval, Kohli drove hard at a Pat Cummins delivery to be caught in the gully for three by Khawaja, who leaped at full stretch to pluck the ball with his left hand.
Having won the toss and elected to bat on a day when the temperature was forecast to reach 39 degrees Celsius, India were reduced to 19 for three before the drinks break.
Rohit Sharma, recalled at the expense of all-rounder Hanuma Vihari, survived a nervous period before lunch to reach the break on 15 not out, with number three Cheteshwar Pujara on a watchful 11 from 62 balls.
Hazlewood captured the first wicket of the series with his sixth ball, coaxing the out-of-form Lokesh Rahul into a loose drive away from his body. The nick flew to Aaron Finch at third slip and Rahul trudged off for two.
India's usual saviour Kohli strode to the crease with an average above 98 in Adelaide but survived only 16 balls before falling to seamer Cummins's third delivery of the day.
Khawaja, the man who caught him, had taken his place in the side despite the arrest of his brother on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and forgery on Tuesday.
The series continues after Adelaide with tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
(Editing by Nick Mulvenney)