David Warner's omission from the Hyderabad side dominated the pre-match talk before Rajasthan's Jos Buttler thrillingly stole the limelight.
Australia batsman David Warner has been relieved of his captaincy duties by struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad made 75 and Faf du Plessis contributed 56 as Chennai Super Kings eased to a seven-wicket win on Wednesday.
Three wickets each for Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar gave Mumbai Indians a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Glenn Maxwell hit his first IPL half-century since 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who saw Shahbaz Ahmed star with the ball.
With the fourth Test heading for a draw amid wet weather at the Gabba, India look set to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Josh Hazlewood claimed a five-wicket haul, but unheralded duo Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar starred in Brisbane on Sunday.
Australia opening batsman David Warner said the abuse that India players were allegedly subjected to in Sydney was unacceptable.
While David Warner is set to return for Australia against India, that may not be the only change.
If David Warner returns from injury and Steve Smith gets back in form, Australia could look like a different team against a resurgent India.