Melbourne: 451 runs were scored in the first two days of the Boxing Day Test and just seven wickets came out of them. On Day 3, 197 runs were scored and as many as 15 wickets fell.
India decided against enforcing a follow-on when they got Australia dismissed for 151. Jasprit Bumrah led the way with six wickets and it meant that the visitors started their second innings with a lead of 292 runs.
Openers Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal were solid in the initial 10 overs yet that was previously the presentation of Pat Cummins.
The 25-year-old got this show on the road Vihari off the last bundle of the thirteenth over with a short conveyance, similarly as he did in the principal innings.
First innings centurion Cheteshwar Pujara supplanted Vihari however third day was bound to be a bowler's day for a change. In the following Cummins over, Pujara holed out at leg chasm. In the equivalent over, Pujara's first-innings sly accomplice Virat Kohli holed out similarly situated.
Cummins proceeded to get Ajinkya Rahane out for one run however Rohit Sharma denied him a cap trap. He would proceed to be rejected by Josh Hazlewood six overs later. By the day's end, Mayank Agarwal was the sole survivor from the Indian best request and he had Rishabh Pant to stay with him.
India are 54/5 however a lead of 346 runs keeps them in the driver's seat.
Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers and drove the pulverization of the Australian batting lineup. Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris began the day on a medium-term aggregate of 8/0. The opening pair didn't keep going long, with Ishant Sharma representing the wicket of Finch in the eleventh over on account of a sharp catch by Mayank Agarwal at short midwicket.
Looked with a major aggregate, the Australian batsmen capitulated to some exceptionally steady knocking down some pins from the Indians. Marcus Harris turned into Bumrah's first casualty of the day two overs after Finch's expulsion. Usman Khawaja tumbled to Ravindra Jadeja and Australia's center request was uncovered 20 overs into the day.
Shaun Marsh and Travis Head at that point stemmed the stream of wickets and were solid enough to help Australia through to Lunch. In any case, Bumrah caught Marsh before the wickets with an outright peach off the last wad of the main session.
Tim Paine and Cummins gave some obstruction yet that did little to stem the spoil. The combine batted 105 balls and made 36 keeps running before Cummins was tidied up by Mohammed Shami. That was Shami's 100th wicket in Tests from home. From that point onward, it was the Jasprit Bumrah appear. He took out Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood inside two overs and Australia were full scale for 151.