Australia vs India 3rd Test Melbourne: It is great news for the hosts that opener Aaron Finch has recovered from his finger injury and was spotted at the net session on Sunday, timing the ball well. This means he will be available for the all-important Boxing Day Test starting December 26. The Australian opener had picked up the injury during the 2nd Test Day 3 when he was hit on his finger by a pacy delivery from Mohammed Shami. He picked up the injury on his index finger, which was bleeding right after the ball hit him. He had to retire hurt immediately after the incident but came back on the next day to bat, but could last just one ball.

Here is the video of Finch hitting the balls in the nets at MCG.

It is good news for Australia because they would not like to tinker with their opening combination ahead of a big Test.

“It was a bit of a shock, just the initial pain was the thing that got me. It felt like it was going to explode, which was quite funny,” Finch was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday. “I think just being hit a few times in the last month, a couple times by Starcy (Mitchell Starc) at training then Shami out in the game, but it’s also an old break. I broke the same finger in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago, so I’ve got to start either catching them or use my bat instead of my gloves. It was up there [as the most painful]. I think snapping my hamstring tendon [in April 2015] was probably the most over the last few years.”