Letting Indian batsmen build mammoth partnerships has hurt Australia the most in the series, visiting paceman Peter Siddle lamented on Sunday.

In the first two Tests and also in the ongoing third match, India batsmen made merry, raising match-winning partnerships.

Courtesy Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan's 289-run opening-wicket stand, India are in an advantageous position in the third Test, heading for an exciting finish.

"We have let ourselves down by letting partnerships get too big on us. If you take that out of the equation, our bowling unit has been pretty strong. We have built pressure from both ends, whether it was the spinners getting the wickets or if it was quicks at the other end.