Santner, Boult share six wickets to restrict India
- India finish opening day on 291 for nine
- Pujara, Vijay add 112 runs for third wicket
Batting at six, Rohit Sharma made a fluent 35 but has not fully shown that he can replicate his limited-overs success in the longest format.
Ravichandran Ashwin made 40 but will be expected to make a greater impact with his off-spin bowling in conditions that should suit him.
Vijay was confident a score in the region of 300 would be enough for his team.
"I think we are in a good position," the right-hander said. "We have put the runs on the board. So all we've got to do now is go out there and put pressure on them while bowling. It's a good total to play around with."