It was a great day for India as they put Australia on the back foot after a sublime partnership from Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha, which was followed by a impressive all-round performance by Ravindra Jadeja.
Pujara notched up a double century, while Saha scored 117 as the duo added 199 runs for the seventh wicket for India. Jadeja scored a quickfire half-century before taking two Australian scalps before the end of play on day four.
Having lost David Warner and nightwatchman Nathan Lyon, Australia find themselves 23/2 in their second innings, trailing India by 129 runs.
There was a lot of plaudits for Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha on Twitter, with former Australia captain Michael Clarke tweeting: “Stand and applaud! It’s a double for @cheteshwar1 200 in 521 balls…. what a performance.”
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, on the other hand, said first innings runs are always crucial in Indian conditions.
Here, we collect the top tweets of the day.
Stand and applaud! It's a double for @cheteshwar1 200 in 521 balls.... what a performance.— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 19, 2017
Just turned on the cricket #INDvAUS Pujara 200 👏🏼 & Saha 100 👏🏼 Looking like a draw— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) March 19, 2017
Great going Team India, Pujara & Saha brilliant stuff. Another good hour after tea and we should be in a strong position in this Test match— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 19, 2017
You HAVE TO score 1st innings runs in India to enjoy your tour as a batsman. 2nd innings is always a lottery!— KP (@KP24) March 19, 2017
Must acknowledge that actually Saha was the difference between conceding and taking lead. Top knock at #8.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017
It is a good life being a batsman. Hang around for a couple of days while a spinner bowls 46 overs. Then use him as a shield to protect you— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 19, 2017
In this Test— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) March 19, 2017
Australia played six sessions...
Pujara played six sessions...
Sir Jadeja exits, mounts a unicorn and flies into the sunset where he'll sleep in the clouds before descending to earth once more on day 5.— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) March 19, 2017
Ravi Jadeja came into the Indian side as a batsman who could bowl spin, and now he's ranked no. 1 bowler in the world! #INDvAUS— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) March 19, 2017