Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin put India on the road to wrap up the second Test against Australia by picking up two wickets in the final session, restricting the visitors to 74 for two at stumps. Australia trail India by 192 runs with eight wickets in hand and two days to play.
Opener David Warner started proceedings in Australia's second innings in his usual aggressive manner as he hit three successive boundaries off Ashwin in the second over. The Australians, however, survived a couple of dropped chances in the first 10 overs, both off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were the culprits, although both were tough chances.
Warner and Ed Cowan persevered and soon brought up their 50-run partnership. Warner was curbing his usual attacking instinct in a bid to preserve his wicket, while Cowan too proceeded at a slow rate.