India beat Australia by nine wickets in rain-hit T20

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David Warner departs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes his IPL skipper after being hit for 2 fours. Just three runs from his second over as Glenn Maxwell plays and misses and survives.

Preview: After thrashing Australia 4-1 in the five-match One-day International (ODI) series, a confident India will aim to extend their dominance over the Kangaroos in the three-match T20 International series starting on Saturday. Chahal's victim was Glenn Maxwell who punched it straight to Bumrah at short midwicket.

Australia collapsed from 76-3 to 89-5.

However, having reached 76-2 in the 10th over, the visitors struggled to up the ante on a slow, low pitch once opener Finch was bowled by Kuldeep Yadav for 42. But if the third and fourth balls went to the boundaries, the fifth one took an inside edge off Warner's willow and crashed onto the stumps.

Australian captain Steve Smith will return home before the start of the T20I series against India after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.

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Shikhar Dhawan, who could not feature in the ODI series, makes a comeback to the playing XI while Kuldeep Yadav replaces Axar Patel in the Indian team. Australia are likely to hand Jason Behrendorff a T20I debut, while India would gladly welcome Ashish Nehra back to the team.

David Warner is captaining the Australian team for the match as Steve Smith is out of the game with a shoulder injury. The 38-year-old's ability to notch up pace and his death bowling ability will be a key factor for India as the left-arm pacer would add variety to the pace attack of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Finch was in two minds; whether to respond with a sweep or play it through the "V".

Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled Rohit Sharma (11) but it would be the only wicket to fall in the brief chase.

Perhaps the only passage of play that India wouldn't look back on too fondly was the 15 over, sent down by Chahal, which saw two shelled catches and a rare stumping chance fluffed by MS Dhoni.

Allrounders Dan Christian and Moises Henriques have also flown in for the T20 series.

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