Pujara drives India after Jadeja six

Ravichandran Ashwin toiled hard but without much success

Looking ahead at day 4, India will be looking to get a lead of 200 plus, that is par with nothing below that will India find themselves safe.

After conceding a lead of 87 in the first innings, India's opening pair of KL Rahul and Abhinav Mukund added 39 runs for the first wicket before the latter was bowled by Josh Hazlewood.

Hazlewood completed his six-wicket haul in his next over when Umesh Yadav lofted one to David Warner at mid-off.

0 Wickets for Nathan Lyon in 27 overs in the second innings. India lost 5 wickets in 20 runs, off 3 overs. New ball was taken and the complexion of the game changed.

Cricket Australia is now visiting India due to play a Test series against India which consists of four matches. Mitchell Starc, on the other hand, ended with figures of 2 for 74. At stumps, Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were batting on 79 and 40 respectively, and India have a lead of 126 runs. Starc, however made a solid comeback. But his stay too was short lived as Hazalwood scalped him just after the Indian batsman had hit the Aussie speedster for a boundary down the leg. Pujara hit seven fours in his marathan 221 ball essay. That was just the stroke of luck Pujara needed, playing with a lot more solidity in defence and nimbleness in footwork from there on. Nair was dismissed off the very first delivery off Starc. "However, they have not scored many runs", Pujara said. It was only after such drama that Ashwin was able to attain any control over the ball and claim the catch. Also, these are Hazlewood's career-best figures. A length ball jagged back in and castled the allrounder.

In spite of being outwitted by the Australian spinner in the first innings as well as in Pune Test, Pujara felt that there is nothing wrong with the Indian batting line-up.

India's Karun Nair looks at the broken stumps after he was bowled out by Australia's Mitchell Starc during the fourth day of their second test cricket match in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. As India needs to get back into the game, they will look for wickets for which they will bank on their bowlers to take wickets up-front to put pressure on the opposition in the must-win game. He went about that business mixing aggression with patience.

But the left-armer clicked into gear in sensational fashion after delivering the second of two woeful wides that wicektkeeper Matthew Wade did well to get a glove to.