During the first T20I between India and Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, Kuldeep Yadav demonstrated yet another example of the wicket-taking threat that those of his ilk provide on a regular basis.
India had few problems in a run chase reduced to six overs, Rohit Sharma the only wicket to fall as he was bowled by Coulter-Nile for 11.
India beat Australia by 9 wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first T20 worldwide in Ranchi on Saturday.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed. 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.
If he is absent for the match with India, vice-captain David Warner is likely to deputise in the skipper's role. India would be bolstered by the return of Shikhar Dhawan who was in menacing form prior to his break from the national setup.
However the match was interrupted by rain when Australia reached 118/8 in 18.4 overs.
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The two sides faced each other earlier this year in Dortmund, with Germany coming out on top with a 1-0 win . He added: "It's hard playing under pressure, but when it's added pressure like that, it doesn't help".
Smith has experienced discomfort while batting and throwing since landing on his right shoulder during that match, thus forcing national selectors to call in Marcus Stoinis as his replacement for the T20Is.
If Smith misses the match, vice-captain David Warner could be in line to skipper the side, while Aaron Finch has also led Australia in T20 cricket.
The first match of the three-match T20 series between India and Australia will be played in Ranchi today. First couple of balls I saw what he (Finch) was trying to do and set him up with an overpitched ball.
Dhawan (15 not out) and Kohli (22 not out) helped India cross the line with three balls to spare. Under the charge of Virat Kohli, they have proved themselves earlier as well.
Ranchi: India have managed to scalp three wickets wickets; courtesy Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav; at the end of ten over. The next match is scheduled to be played on October 10 in Guwahati followed by the final game on October 13 in Hyderabad.