Day 3 didn't start as per India's liking as they lost Cheteshwar Pujara early. Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal looked determined but both fell for 37 and 38 respectively. Rishabh Pant too got out cheaply as India found themselves wanting at 186/6. That's when Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar got together and turned the tide against Australia. While Thakur counter attacked and scored his maiden half-century, Sundar followed suit and did that on debut. Their 123-run 7th wicket stand helped India finish at 336, allowing the hosts to just secure a lead of 33 runs. Australia is 21/0 at stumps and have extended the lead to 54.