That India lead by 346 runs at Stumps made their score of 54 for 5 look acceptable.
Quite inadvertently @imVkohli might’ve given artificial resuscitation 2 OZ at MCG-& maybe caused a bit o rumble n his own dressing room-Trust Indns 2 make it interesting whence moment demanded all breathing avenues shut fr home team!Still Indns R n proverbial ‘driving seat’.!!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) December 28, 2018
Anything can happen in cricket as the cliches goes, but real stretch to believe Aus, who scored just 151 in first innings can make 350+ in the second on a wearing pitch where 15 wickets fell on 3rd day. That said, India’s batting today unedifying. What a collapse!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 28, 2018
It was only Mayank Agarwal who showed a calm head amidst the chaos.
A moment of appreciation for Mayank Agarwal who's looked like he's batting on a separate planet.
Ease, calm, composure and the stillest of heads. Take a bow, 🙏.#AUSvIND #Mayank
— Tarun Raman (@raman_tarun) December 28, 2018
When wickets fall at one end, a Wal from Karnataka holds fort at the other. #SomeStoriesNeverChangeInIndianCricket
— K Balakumar (@kbalakumar) December 28, 2018
meanwhile, mayank agarwal looking quite assured, like he's playing a canteen staff attack or something #AUSvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 28, 2018
The visitors began the day with both Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah dismissing the two Australian openers in no time.
Smart captaincy to bring that fielder from the covers to short mid-wicket last over. Pushed Ishant into changing his line to off and middle.#AUSvIND
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) December 27, 2018
Awesome from India. Planned that wicket to down to a tee, and what a catch by Agarwal...
I remain thoroughly unconvinced by Finch as a Test match batsman. First class average of 35.95 doesn't exactly scream Test opener... #AUSvIND
— Jack Mendel (@Mendelpol) December 27, 2018
Marcus Harris has a Jeet Raval vibe about him. Gets the starts, appears in great touch and then plays a completely unwarranted shot to get out. #AUSvIND
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) December 28, 2018
Usman Khawaja didn’t last long and was out to Ravindra Jadeja but the highlight of the first session was the slower ball bowled by Bumrah to get rid of Shaun Marsh on the last ball before the Lunch interval.
WHAT A BOWLER! Incredible from Bumrah. Previous delivery 140kph, wicket ball 111kph. #AUSvIND
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) December 28, 2018
Quality bowling from India, the entire attack playing their part. @Jaspritbumrah93 continues to produce magic, the slower ball and yorker quite often underused in Test cricket. #AUDvIND
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 28, 2018
Beauty from Bumrah. Four wickets in 27 overs thanks to excellent fielding and bowling. A fine morning session for #TeamIndia
— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) December 28, 2018
Bumrah then continued his good bowling form to castle Travis Head right after the Lunch interval.
Bumrah, u beauty!!!
— Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) December 28, 2018
That's one way of getting the nature of the pitch out of the equation - Bumrah style 🔥 #AUSvIND
— Anand Subramaniam (@28anand) December 28, 2018
Mitchell Marsh, who made a comeback to the Test side looked good for a while before getting caught at first slip, off the inside edge of Jadeja.
M Marsh facing Jadeja in Tests:
— Andrew Samson (@AWSStats) December 28, 2018
There was the mandatory resistance from the Australian captain but Bumrah wasn’t going to have any of it, running through them finishing with 6 for 33.
Jasprit Bumrah 6-33. Australia 151. India have a giant lead but there will be no follow on. Australia's batsmen creating headaches for the team and more hard work for the bowlers. #AUSvIND
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 28, 2018
Might b debatable but for me the best bowler across all formats and conditions.... Jasprit Bumrah.... You beauty 🙌🙌#AUSvIND
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) December 28, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah was fast-tracked in Test cricket this year. Proved to be a masterstroke. Has 45 wickets in 9 Tests with five-fers in South Africa, England and now Australia.
Currently one of the most intelligent fast bowlers in world cricket across all formats#AUSvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 28, 2018
India's bowling average in this series is 23.94, their lowest ever for a tour of Australia. #AUSvIND
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 28, 2018
What an outstanding bowling effort from India and a really special effort from Jasprit Bumrah. He has been the best bowler on display across both sides by some distance and has put India in a really dominating position #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/sP3A05b4Ti
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 28, 2018
2018 welcomed @Jaspritbumrah93 to test match cricket and if first impressions do count for anything we are seeing something pretty special. 45 wickets at just 21, with an innings to go! #AUSvIND 👊🏽👏🏽🇮🇳
— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) December 28, 2018
India didn’t enforce the follow-on and were jolted by Cummins who took four wickets in no time. It was little too late for the hosts though.
CUMMINS HAS 4 wickets for 2 runs. Wow what is happening here. #AUSvIND
— Naeemah (@NaeemahBenjamin) December 28, 2018
Somewhat similar to Oval 2007. India were effectively 330 for 3 at one stage. Here 335 for 4. Plenty of more time in this game though
— Sidvee (@sidvee) December 28, 2018
It was Agarwal and Rishabh Pant who saw India through to stumps but not before Tim Paine was involved in some banter with the Indian keeper.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 28, 2018
Paine's almost put the mockers on Pant. Gets him to loft one down the ground after dishing it out on the stump mic.
"Guess what, MS is back in the ODI squad, time to get him for the Hurricanes. Do you babysit?"#AUSvIND
— Srinath (@srinathsripath) December 28, 2018
Tim Paine is superb at this respectable sledging business..very witty behind the stumps and a damn good keeper #AUSvIND
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) December 28, 2018
@mayankcricket is batting his heart out on this pitch.. the Aussies are in for a wild ride in the 4th innings!! #AUSvIND #testcricket
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) December 28, 2018