India tried to keep things close on a level field, but Green, who had began the day on 49, remained fluid the entire time. He scored runs anytime India misplayed their lengths, collecting a total of 18 boundaries en route to his first Test century.
On the other end, Khawaja made few adjustments to his approach and kept batting calmly while facing any bowler. The pair had successfully batted throughout the day’s opening session and continued to work together for 378 balls in total to dismantle India.
Despite Umesh’s erratic behaviour during a 6-over stint, Rohit Sharma stuck with him. This ended up going for 37 runs in the session, providing a jolt to Australia’s stability. Many of these gifts were delivered to Green, who was overjoyed.. India was left perplexed by the unbroken 177-run partnership as Australia’s grind once more was nearly flawless.
In the second session, Green’s good fortune allowed him to reach the nineties with an edged boundary and earn a well-deserved hundred before Ashwin delivered some crucial blows.