ndia were 123/2 at tea on the opening day of the third Test on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Wednesday.
India lost just the wicket of Mayank Agarwal (76) in the second session of play, while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 33 when the break was taken.
Pacer Pat Cummins, who earlier dismissed opener Hanuma Vihari (8) in the morning session, also accounted for the wicket of the debutant opener.
The visitors added 66 runs in the afternoon session, thanks to a crucial 83-run partnership between Mayank and Pujara.
Brief Scores: India 123/2 (Mayank Agarwal 76, Cheteshwar Pujara 33 batting; Pat Cummins 2/24) vs Australia at Tea on Day 1.