India have in use charge of the first Test against Australia subsequent MS Dhoni's first double century which has gave the India side a first innings lead of 135 runs.
India still have two wickets in their pocket at 515 for 8 at stumps on Sunday after resumed in Chennai on 182 for 3 in reply to Australia's 1st Innings 380 runs.
MS Dhoni smashed an undefeated 206 runs from 243 deliveries with 22 boundaries and five sixes. Nathan Lyon Aussies most expensive bowler of the day ended day 3 with 182 for 3 from 40 overs. Debutant tailender Bhuvenshwar Kumar contributed unbeaten 16 in a 109 runs stand for the ninth wicket.
This was a MS Dhoni's sixth century and first against Australia and came at a critical time with his side struggling at 4 for 196 runs.
The MS Dhoni shared a 128 runs stand for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli (107) after Australia had been in a good position with India 4 for 196 when Sachin Tendulkar dismissed for 81. Fast Bowler James Pattinson claimed 4 for 89.
Kohli's 199-ball hundred, the fourth in 15 Test Matches, was his second in consecutive matches against Australia after his 116 runs in Adelaide 13 months ago.
Ravindra Jadeja (16) was dismissed by Pattinson shortly before tea. Ravi Ashwin (3) was Lyon's third wicket and debutant Moises Henriques' first wicket came when the seamer rattled the stumps of the energetic Harbhajan Singh (11) at 8 for 406.
MS Dhoni also completed his 4,000 runs in Test Carrier and India’s highest Individual score by a wicket Keeper. MS Dhoni was the first Indian Captain to score Double Century against Aussies.