A place in the ICC World Test Championship will be India's if they avoid defeat in the final match of the series against England.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was delighted with the intent shown by India against England, especially from the superb Rohit Sharma.
India slipped to 86-3 but a fabulous century from opener Rohit Sharma helped the hosts rally against England in Chennai.
Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali are set to feature for England in Chennai, while India could also make changes for the second Test.
Ajinkya Rahane managed a solitary run in India's heavy defeat to England but Virat Kohli says his vice-captain remains vital to the team.
With the fourth Test heading for a draw amid wet weather at the Gabba, India look set to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Josh Hazlewood claimed a five-wicket haul, but unheralded duo Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar starred in Brisbane on Sunday.
After spilling Rishabh Pant twice and putting down Hanuma Vihari in Australia's draw with India, Tim Paine felt like he let the team down.
If David Warner returns from injury and Steve Smith gets back in form, Australia could look like a different team against a resurgent India.
India responded to an embarrassing capitulation in the first Test by securing a brilliant victory at the MCG to level the series.