Record-breaking debutant Shikhar Dhawan (185 not out) pummeled the Australian attack into submission on Day Three of the third Test as India took stumps at 283 for no loss. Dhawan hit the fastest century on debut as he took India to within 125 runs of Australia’s first-innings total of 408 all out.
 
There are quite a few pretty sights in and around the tri-city of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, but probably none could match up to Dhawan’s delicate, yet fluid strokeplay. His pull-shots and the follow-through were a purist’s joy and his cover drives begged for applause.

Out of Dhawan's 185 not out off 168 deliveries, 144 runs came off boundaries, including a whopping 33 fours and two sixes. Among the 33 hits to the fence, almost all were along the ground. In his first Test appearance, the 27-year-old looked like a veteran as he toyed with the Australian attack.