India had piled up a score of 469 runs in the first innings and Australia seemed to be comfortable in handling the Indian attack which was missing Anil Kumble due to an injury.
MS Dhoni, the acting captain, turned to the debutant Amit Mishra to deliver the goods. Mishra, in an astonishing spell of leg spin in the final session of day two, tilted the game in India's favour, claiming the wickets of Simon Katich and Michael Clarke.
The leggie continued to trouble the Australian middle order and took a five-for in his debut match against the mighty Aussies.
He also added two wickets to his name in the second innings.India went on to win the test match 320 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.