Batsman Keaton Jennings said scoring a century for England on his debut against India had been a “dream come true” after waking up a bag of nerves.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to leave England on 288 for five on the first day of the fourth Test.
Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara both closed in on their hundreds as they put India in a strong position against England at tea on the first day of the second Test.
Five batting collapses by Australia, who lost the second Test against South Africa by an innings and 80 runs.
India captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 49 to deny England victory in an intriguing final session of their opening Test on Sunday.
The Australians are under big pressure from SA and their own selectors as they try to bounce back from one of their worst losing streaks.
England’s two-Test series in Bangladesh was meant to be a dress rehearsal for their batsmen who are likely to be subjected to relentless spin on similarly turning tracks in India.
England coach Trevor Bayliss knows there is no quick fix to his side’s batting problems against spin.