Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade said that the bowlers need to bowl well on Day 3 if they are to make a match of this contest at Hyderabad.

Earlier, he had said that the Australian bowlers had the ability to restrict India under 230 and gain a marginal first innings lead but that was undone by Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara as both slammed centuries.

After a dawdling, watchful start to the innings following Virender Sehwag's (6) early fall, the duo picked up the pace in the second session, and by the time the day's play came to an end, they were cruising along at a rate of over four runs an over. The Australians, who had started the day on a high with Sehwag's early wicket, slowly lost their drive and confidence like a popped balloon losing air, as they were sent on a fruitless leather chase by the two Indian batsmen.