Melbourne: It was a memorable day for India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as he shattered records during the third day’s play of the third Test against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Bumrah achieved a career-best 6/33 as the hosts were bowled out for 151 in reply to India’s 443/7 declared. Captain Virat Kohli did not enforce the follow-on despite holding a massive 292-run lead.

At stumps on Friday, India were in deep trouble at 54/5 but had stretched their lead to 346.

Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to bag a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year.

The 25-year-old had claimed 5/54 against South Africa in the Johannesburg Test and then bagged 5/85 in Trent Bridge against England before bagging a 6/33 against Australia in Melbourne this time.

The strike bowler is gradually emulating his limited-overs performances in the longest format and looked at his devastating best yet again at the MCG.

Also, Bumrah returned second-best figures for an Indian bowler in Australia after Kapil Dev's 8/106 at Adelaide in 1985. But he surpassed B Chandrasekhar's twin hauls of 6-52 in each innings at this ground in 1977.

He also broke a 39-year-old record. Bumrah now holds the record for most Test wickets by an Indian in their first year of the longest format. Earlier, Dilip Doshi had taken 40 wickets in 1979. Now, Bumrah has surpassed him. He has 45 wickets from nine Tests. He had made his debut in South Africa in January.

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke hailed Bumrah as a “genius”.

"On the ICC rankings, he might not be the best bowler in the world but I tell you now, he might well be. He's a genius in all three formats," Clarke said in the Sony SIX TV studio.