Chris Jordan leaped, diving to his right at long-on and took a catch to snaffle up dangerous Daniel Christian for a duck.
Christian said he has not played under Virat Kohli, but had words of admiration for the Indian vice-captain.
Faf du Plessis will play for Melbourne Renagades in the opening game of this season's KFC Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
The South Australian Cricket Association said Dan Christian, who was Test 12th man last summer, has been suspended for this week's Sheffield Shield match against Victoria for damaging change rooms three times this season.
Young fast bowler Patrick Cummins and Mitchell Johnson returned to the Australian squad on Thursday for a five-match One-Day series against England and one game against Ireland, after recovering from their respective foot injuries.
The ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne on Friday was as much about the visitors' victory as India's ouster from the CB Series. The result aside, the match itself threw up several statistical highlights. A look.
Angelo Mathews narrowly failed to deliver victory to Sri Lanka at the WACA, where the Australians held on by five runs in a thrilling finish.
Stung by a prolonged losing streak in what has turned out to be a nightmarish tour, a hapless India will now look to avoid a Twenty20 whitewash when they lock horns with Australia in the second match on Friday.
Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, has said fast bowler Ryan Harris has looked ready to play while bowling in the nets, though he is not sure if Harris is 100% fit. Harris, who missed the MCG Test, could be available for the New Year's Test in Sydney, which would give the selectors the option to play four quicks after the three fast bowlers...
Daniel Christian's chances of making his Test debut on Boxing Day could be boosted by Australia's desire to have five bowling options against a powerful India batting line-up.
While former pacer Glenn McGrath may have said that he is satisfied with Australia's pace armoury, another former speedster in Jason Gillespie feels the team needs the stump-to-stump consistency of Dan Christian against India in the opening Test.
Captain Michael Clarke has resisted the temptation to play allrounder Dan Christian in naming an unchanged Australian team for Friday's second Test against New Zealand in Hobart.
Daniel Christian has been dreaming of a baggy green since he was a child, but he didn't think it would happen this summer. It still might not. But as the Australians make their way to Hobart for the second Test against New Zealand, which starts on Friday, the selectors will ponder the team's balance, and Christian's name is sure to spark some ...
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have expressed his displeasure over the Umpire Decision Review System on quite a few occasions but Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said that he is in favour of the use of technology as it can reduce human errors.
Deccan Chargers pacer Daniel Christian on Tuesday said opener David Warner's wicket was the one, which turned the match in his team's favour against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.
Daniel Christian's buyer Deccan Chargers justified the spending saying the all-rounder is worth the huge amount.
Little known Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was bought for an astounding USD 900,000 by the Deccan Chargers.