Cheteswar Pujara (40*) and Ajinkya Rahane (1 *) were at the crease when stumps were drawn.
"In my eyes I think Shaun Marsh is a superstar".
He added that Pujara was key.
Kohli was enjoying India's good start to the series as he was spotted showing off his dancing skills during the day's play. "A great knock and hopefully he continues tomorrow".
Australia will nonetheless be desperate for early wickets on day four to have hope of restricting India to a gettable total.
"It is disappointing to feel the momentum swing back".
"The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting", said Langer.
As opposed to the first innings, Rahul and Murali Vijay (18) were more careful and negotiated the Australian pace battery without much discomfort. I was really positive against the off spinner, watching the ball and not premeditating. "We managed to scrape through to that total, and then bowlers were brilliant", he said. I think he's one of the best batters going around, definitely one of the best batters in Australia.
"It was a nice little wicket there at the end", Head said.
Before Pujara and Kohli got together to give India a solid edge, the visitors were bolstered by a rare good opening stand as KL Rahul and M Vijay stitched a 63-run partnership between. Both failed to fire in the first innings and are battling for one opener's spot once the injured Prithvi Shaw is fit again.
Kohli made 34 from 104 deliveries but fell to Lyon for the sixth time in his test career.
Australia finally got a breakthrough with Pujara out caught at short leg, off Lyon in the 88th over as the ball looped up.
Pinned down by Ashwin, Khawaja tried to break the shackles with aggression but skied a catch to Rohit Sharma in the deep to fall for a scratchy eight from 42 balls.
The head coach did concede the team was playing to a different standard of scrutiny, a fallout of the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa in March.
Lyon was unbeaten on 24, having played a handy cameo with Head.