Batsman Moises Henriques pushed the India test match into a fifth day.
India finished their first innings with an impressive total of 572 runs and left Australia with a long way to go after a first innings total of 380.
A crushing display by Indian batsman MS Dhoni with an unbeaten 206 was just 11 runs shy of Tendulkar’s record for most runs by an Indian captain. Dhoni’s efforts have put India well out of Australia’s reach with another innings to come.
The second Innings did not get off to a good start for the Australian tourists either with openers Ed Cowan and Shane Watson both falling to India’s Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin was in fine form for India with a second innings scorecard of 5/90 and an economy of 3.21. Michael Clarke only managed 31 runs before he too fell to the on fire Ashwin.
Despite looking down and out Australia managed to push the test into a fifth day thanks to the efforts of Henrique whose unbeaten 75 is also the highest total for the Australian second innings.
Nathan Lyon teamed up with Henrique to mount the bottom order stand against India but with a full day remaining and a current lead of just 50 runs with a second India innings to come the first test of the VB Tour of India looks safely in the hands of the locals.