MS Dhoni dominated Day 3 with a magnificent double century as India finished Sunday's cricketing action with a lead of 135 runs and two wickets to spare against Australia. A look at the day's play. (BCCI images)
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli began proceedings with both batsmen well set and looking to build on their respective fifties. (BCCI image)
Sachin looked to continue but was outfoxed by Nathan Lyon's first delivery of the day. The ball jagged back, took the inside edge of his bat and crashed into the stumps.
Sachin out on 81. (BCCI image)
There was no stopping Kohli at the other end though.
He showcased almost every shot in his arsenal as he played spin and pace with ease that is trademark of a player in form. (BCCI image)
Kohli was joined by skipper MS Dhoni and the two took India to a dominant position, chasing Australia's first innings total. (BCCI image)
Kohli became extremely cautious when he approached his century but eventually managed to reach the three-figure mark.
He added seven to it but fell to a mis-timed shot that he was trying to place into the stands. (BCCI image)
Lyon claimed Kohli and returned to dismiss R Ashwin on 3. (BCCI image)
Where Kohli had left, Dhoni stood and took on the mantle of charging for his side. He built on his fifty which had come off just 59 deliveries and went after the bowlers. (BCCI image)
It soon became hard-work for the bowlers, especially pacers like James Pattinson who did bowl well a day earlier but had no answers on Sunday. (BCCI image)
Dhoni completed his century, 150 and double century with absolute dominance over the bowlers. He was unbeaten on 206 at the end of day's play.(BCCI image)