Daniel Christian (7*) and Tim Paine (6*) helped wounded Australia complete 100 runs in 16.2 overs. Not long after emerged the signs that Australia were in for a long, hard grind as they played out 13 dots in the first five overs.
This was after Kuldeep dismissed Aaron Finch (42) and Moises Henriques (8) off successive overs. That turned out to be the set-up that would trap Finch as he loaded up for another sweep only for Kuldeep to fire it in quick and fuller still, leaving Finch with next to no time to adjust and bowling him. Chahal took the scalp of the Australian all-rounder in the fourth consecutive match.
Smith is sidelined for the three-game series, with Marcus Stoinis his replacement and David Warner to captain the side, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Saturday. Australia's slide allowed Pandya to bounce back with a much-improved second spell of 2-0-10-1.
Mumbai: Australia captain Steve Smith will return home from the tour of India due to a shoulder injury, Cricket Australia announced just hours before the opener of a three-match Twenty20 series against the hosts on Saturday.
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However the third over bowled by Andrew Tye decisively clinched the match in India's favor as Dhawan and Kohli got a boundary each to get 11 runs.
"T20 is a format where you can't take any team for granted, let alone Australia". Beginning is important, and one window here and there and Australia might pounce.
David Warner is captaining the Australian team for the match as Steve Smith is out of the game with a shoulder injury.
Put into bat after losing the toss, the visitors never looked in control on a slow Ranchi wicket and kept on receiving blows at regular intervals. "The ball will come on slowly towards the end".