Steve Smith returns from India tour to give Australia fresh fitness scare

Sunil Gavaskar presents Indian cricket captain the ICC Test Mace during the fourth Test match between India and Australia in Dharamsala

Steve Smith returns from India tour to give Australia fresh fitness scare

Aussies are going into the series after suffering 1-4 humiliating defeat at the hands of Indians in recently concluded One Day International (ODI) series and will be hoping to get back to winning ways.

As it looked that Finch would reach his eighth T20I half-century, India's other leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadsav struck in the 10th over.

Kohli announced two changes in the playing XI from the last game - Kuldeep Yadav replaced Axar Patel and Shikhar Dhawan came in place of Ajinkya Rahane.

Finch's cameo was ended by some handsome bowling from Yadav after the Aussie opener was clean bowled attempting to sweep a full and quicker delivery for a 30-ball 42. This is my first Man of the Match.

Smith, who made a significant impact during Australia's 2-1 Test loss against India in March, has struggled to match up his form in the limited-overs format. The omen was not good for the visitors as captain Davide Warner was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar in his first over with eight runs on the board, which the captain scored.

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After playing five sweep shots, Yadav bowled one fuller that breached his defense. Maxwell pulled a short ball and was caught by Jasprit Bumrah at short mid-wicket. "We certainly have got a couple of plans, we will see how it goes.", Paine said while addressing the media.

In the first ten overs, Australia were 77/3 with Henriques (1*) and Travis Head (6*) fighting the dominant Indian bowlers. We are very happy with the bowlers right now.

Not before long, Pandya joined the party. You need to be able to execute yorkers and slower balls and you need the skill. The duo took 3 wickets between them. But soon, in-form Finch and Glenn Maxwell (17) stabilised the Australian innings and forged a 47-run partnership for the second wicket.

Australia's success in the series will also depend on their pace bowling department comprising of the likes of Patrick Cummins, Behrendorff, Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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