An exciting fourth day of the Mohali Test left the match brilliantly poised as 13 wickets fell to give both sides every chance of forcing a favourable result. Resuming from their overnight score of 283-0, India were bowled out for 499 with Murali Vijay (153) and Virat Kohli (67*) making the only telling contributions of the day for the hosts. India lost 5 wickets for 47 runs in the middle of the day with Peter Siddle the destroyer in chief, ending with excellent figures of 5-71 on what was still a very good batting surface. India though, armed with a 91 run lead, reduced the Aussies to 75-3 at the close of play with Phil Hughes' battling unbeaten 53 the lone shining light in an otherwise ordinary batting effort.
Australia made a dream start to the fourth morning of the Mohali Test, striking twice within the first half hour to give themselves a chance of putting some pressure on a very much in-form Indian batting unit.