Kohli and Pujara departed, for 76 and 106 respectively, in Thursday's post-lunch session. Bumrah then had Harris sent back before Ravindra Jadeja joined the party - playing his first Test in Australia, Jadeja snared Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh.
"It's still a young batting group. they're trying their best".
Bumrah said that although the second innings didn't go to plan, India will try to get as many runs as possible on day four before turning their attention to bowling out Australia for a second time. "Our bowlers have been bowling well so I would say we have enough runs on the board". Hopefully, there won't be too many overs tomorrow and we won't have to bowl last in this game.
Hanuma Vihari (13) edged a short ball to gully in Cummins' second over, and in his third over the right-arm quick removed star batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli for ducks. I was just asked to strengthen my body because, they thought, I can lose my pace. "I think that absolutely all three results are still on the table 100 percent - India, Australia and a draw".
It deprived Kohli of a 26th Test century and the chance to surpass boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar by making a seventh hundred in Australia.
A stoic Pujara had been unflappable in his 319-ball innings until Pat Cummins sent down a rocket that stayed low, breached his defence and clattered into the stumps.
Australia v India: Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli cause Australia problems
Even so, they could not deny Pujara who reached his second hundred of this series off 280 balls just prior to lunch. The stump-mic was loud and on as it picked up the amusing comment made by the Australian captain.
In the second innings, India were reduced to 54/5 at the end of Day 3.
But the pair will resume together on day three, knowing there could be some demons lurking in a previously flat and batsman-friendly pitch.
The Virat Kohli led Indian side are in pole position against the Aussies at Melbourne with a very big lead of over 300 runs in the third Test of the ongoing series.
Pant gets hit on the gloves as Hazlewood starts with a bouncer.
In doing so, Paine and Pat Cummins (17) added 36 runs for the seventh wicket and added some respectability to the total amid the ruins.
"They have got other guys in their side who are stroke-makers but if those guys don't come off, the scoring rate is always going to be hovering around that two runs an over mark, which makes it pretty hard to win Test matches, especially on flat wickets like we might have here".