Australian Paceman James Pattinson, who was positively the hero of the day, dismissed Zaheer Khan (13) and skipper MS Dhoni (23) in immediate succession as he claimed four wickets giving away just 53, runs in 15 overs.
Aussie seamers were on a turn right from beginning as they alleged half of the Indian side in 70 runs to put Australia on top against the visitors.
Pursuing 292 for triumph, India lost the drive in the post-lunch session after losing five of their key wickets in the second session against Australia on Day 4 of the first Test at MCG.
Peter Siddle united the party, who got the prized wicket of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as India lost their 6th wicket at the score of 81 on Day 4 of the first Test.
Prior in the day, India bowled out Australia for 240 runs in their second innings, which left them with a 292-run triumph objective after Hussey and James Pattinson recommenced the Australian second innings on Day 4.