Australia declared the second innings of the fourth and final test match against India at 167 for 5, setting a stiff target of 500 runs for India.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting of Australia plays a shot during the fourth day of their fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 27, 2012.

Resuming on 50 for 3, Ricky Ponting and Micheal Clarke, who scored double centuries in the first innings, added 71 runs before the later got out. Australia played just three overs after lunch. Ponting was unbeaten at 60.

India, who scored just 272 in their first innings helped by Virat Kohli's superb century, is unlikely to stop Australia from taking a 4-0 clean sweep of the four Test series.

Giving a big blow to India's second innings chase, pacer Ryan Harris dismissed Gaitam Gambhir cheaply for 3. India are 51 for 1 at the time of reporting this story.