Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball for India on Day 3 as he picked up 3 wickets for 72 runs on a flat surface which started to turn after the first session while Ravindra Jadeja had two wickets to show for his efforts.
The two batsmen took India's score over 600.
Aaron Finch retains his captaincy despite being dropped with Mitchell Marsh for the fourth test against India now ongoing at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "They have worked extremely hard for three-and-a-half Tests to get us to where they want us today".
The Indian captain is no stranger to such strong reactions as he was also jeered by fans in the 2012 Sydney Test during his maiden tour of Australia.
Day three will resume with Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja [VIDEO] taking the guard on Saturday, January 5, 2019. I said that in the Perth Test as well.
Leading the series 2-1, India declared their first innings closed at 622 for 7. Instead, he lobbed the ball back into the spinner's hands.More news: Trump fires back after Romney blasts president
Addressing officials, the teams and their families, Kohli said the event was an honour to attend and commended his side's achievement of winning the series in Australia.
"A great lesson to all batsmen in the series and tests in general", Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara tweeted. "@cheteshwar1 showing how trusting your strengths and being unashamedly dogged in technique and concentration brings great rewards". Pant reached his second Test ton and continued his onslaught on the Aussies.
At the Oval Test a year ago, Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a century in the fourth innings of a Test match.
He was ably supported by allrounder Jadeja who raced to a 10th Test 50, unleashing his trademark celebration of twirling his bat like a samurai sword. The only way Australia could have come back into the match at the start of the second day was by setting the attacking field and by terminating the Indian first innings to a premature closure.
At stumps on day one, they were 303 for four with the rock-like No3 not out 130 and Hanuma Vihari on 39. Jadeja hurled one wide to Harris, and got him chopping on. Whichever team has won the toss in the series has batted first and gone on to win the match.