At the end of the 3rd day’s play, India in reply to Australia’s first innings score of 408 runs, scored 283 runs for the loss of no wickets.
Dhawan broke the record for the fastest century by a debutant in cricket history by scoring a century in just 85 balls. The previous was by Matt Prior of England in 105 balls.
M Vijay and Shikar Dhawan remained unbeaten with 83 and 185 runs respectively. Dhawan struck 33 fours and two towering sixes in his epic innings.
Watch the highlights of the 3rd day’s play here.
Earlier in the day, Australia started the day at 273 runs for the loss of seven wickets and did well to reach 408 runs all-out.
Two Australian players got out in the 90s for Australia. MA Starc was the most unfortunate to get out at 99 tuns, just one run short of a century. Visibly he looked very dejected as the Australian players gave him a standing ovation from the dressing room.
SPD Smith was another player to get out missing a century at 92. For India, pacer Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each.
Spinners Ojha and R Ashwin took two wickets each.