Simon Katich top-scored with 73 as the Australians were all out for 218 in a two-day practice match against a local side here on Saturday.
The 33-year-old left-hander hit 10 fours in his 105-ball knock after captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against the RCA Centre of Excellence eleven.
Ponting, who averages a dismal 12.28 from eight Tests in India, failed to use the opportunity to find form ahead of the four-Test series, making just five.
Prolific opener Matthew Hayden (16), making a return after an injury lay-off, put on 54 runs for the opening wicket partnership with Katich.
Fit-again Shane Watson worked hard for his 30 runs which came off a 91-minute stay at the wicket and included three fours.
The all-rounder, 27, is set to figure in the opening Test of the four-match series starting in Bangalore on October 9 as a seamer and middle-order batsman.
Left-arm spinner Gajendra Singh, 20, picked five wickets for 58 runs, exposing Australia's vulnerability to spin.
Australians 1st innings: 218 all out in 77.1 overs (S. Katich 73, S. Watson 30; G. Singh 5-58).