Australia registered a massive 333-run victory over India in the first test that ended on Saturday as the hosts crumbled under the Kangaroo’s spin attack.
With this, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak. The visitors have now taken a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.
Chasing a target of 441 runs in the second innings, India collapsed for just 107 runs on the third day of the opening cricket Test against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, Pune. Australia now lead the four match test series 1-0.
Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's second five wicket haul reduced India to 99/6 at tea. The spinner ended with 6 wickets.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored the maximum (31) runs as the rest of the batsmen including captain Virat Kohli struggled to reach double figures.
More than half of the Indian side was back in the dressing room with just 89 runs on the board.
Coming in to bat in the post-lunch session after dismissing Australia for 285, the hosts ran into trouble early in their second essay with Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul and Kohli returning to the pavilion even before the Indian total had reached the 50-run mark.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been in excellent batting form in recent times, lasted all of eight deliveries before being trapped leg before by O'Keefe. The umpire had initially adjudged Ashwin as not out, but a review by the visitors prompted a change in the decision.
The hosts were reeling at 99/6 at the tea break and the Australians needed only six overs after the restart to complete the win.
Earlier, Steven Smith led from the front with a century as Australia were dismissed for 285 in their second innings at the stroke of lunch to move to a commanding position.
Dropped by Ajinkya Rahane off Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling, the Australian skipper went on to make the most of the reprieve to post 109, his first century in India.
He hit 11 boundaries during his 202-ball stay in the middle before being trapped leg before by Ravindra Jadeja.
Ashwin was the most successful among the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/119. Jadeja and fast bowler Umesh Yadav clinched three and two wickets respectively, while rookie off-spinner Jayant Yadav had one scalp to his name.
With inputs from agencies.