Australia's pace attack led the way as India slumped to a crushing 122-run defeat in the first Test at the MCG.
India had been set 292 for victory with just over five sessions of play remaining after Australia had been finally dismissed for 240 just before lunch on the fourth day.
However India's batsmen endured a torrid time as James Pattinson (4-53), Peter Siddle (3-42) and Ben Hilfenhaus (2-39) ran amok to dismiss them for 169.
The Indian reply got off to the worst possible start as Virender Sehwag was dismissed for just seven when he was caught by Michael Hussey at gully off Hilfenhaus two overs before lunch.
And Gautam Gambhir (13) followed soon after break when he edged Siddle to Ricky Ponting at slip.
Hopes Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar - who both scored half-centuries in the first innings - could stem the tide failed to materialise as the hosts turned the screw.
Dravid was bowled through the gate by Pattinson for just 10, while Tendulkar (32) was caught by Hussey off Siddle in what will surely be his last Test innings at the MCG.
VVS Laxman and Virat Kohli both failed to trouble the scorers as they were removed for one and zero respectively. Ed Cowan caught Laxman off Pattinson, while Kohli was furious at being given out lbw - although the replays showed the right-hander was trapped plumb in front by Hilfenhaus.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan attempted to lead the fightback but it was too little, too late for India.
Ashwin's 35-ball cameo ended on 30 as he fell to Siddle, while Zaheer (13) was removed by Pattinson - with Cowan taking both catches.
Dhoni eventually became Pattinson's fourth victim with his score on 23, while Umesh Yadav (21) was the last man out when he holed out to David Warner at long-on off Nathan Lyon.
Earlier, Australia's tail had helped set the platform for the win as they put on 61 valuable runs in the morning session.
Starting the day on 179-8, Michael Hussey survived an early leg before shout off Yadav - with replays showing the left-hander should have been given out.
However with a century seemingly on the cards, Hussey was finally removed for 89 when he feathered an edge behind to Dhoni off Khan.
Australia were not finished there, though, with Pattinson and Hilfenhaus sharing a stand of 43 to see the score on to 240.
Pattinson, who was dropped with the score on 203, finished on 37 not out, while Hilfenhaus was finally removed for 14 after he edged Ishant Sharma to Laxman at slip.