Buoyed by the partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha, India managed to surge ahead of Australia’s first innings score but were bowled out shortly afterwards, here on Monday, day three of the fourth and final Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy.
At lunch, India stood dismissed for 332 runs leading the visiting side by 32 runs.
The Saha-Jadeja partnership added 96 runs for the seventh wicket, helping India over the deficit.
Jadeja, who stroked four sixes and four boundaries, fell for 63 runs.
Saha was taken aback by a sharp bouncer, which took his glove and a well timed catch from Australian skipper Steven Smith sent the former back to the hut.
For Australia, Nathan Lyon ended with another five-wicket haul, his ninth in Test cricket, while Pat Cummins picked up three wickets.
Josh Hazlewood and Steven O’Keefe picked up a wicket each.