Coulter-Nile makes stunning ODI comeback

Nathan Coulter-Nile has celebrated a stunning return to international cricket.

Nathan Coulter-Nile has celebrated a stunning return to international cricket.

After more than a year out of international cricket, Nathan Coulter-Nile has made a stunning comeback by decimating India's top order in Chennai.

The injury-plagued fast bowler produced a lethal opening spell in Sunday's first ODI, with his outswing tempting a trio of right-handed Indian batsman.

Coulter-Nile collected 3-12 off his first five overs in his first match for Australia since playing against the West Indies in Bridgetown in June last year.

The 29-year-old has overcome the stress fracture in his back which sent him home from last year's tour to Sri Lanka and ruined his summer.

Coulter-Nile's only cricket this year has been eight IPL matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Indian opener Ajinkya Rahane (five) was his first victim.

His wild swing at a ball wide outside the off stump found the edge and sailed into Matthew Wade's gloves.

The prized wicket of Virat Kohli for a duck was Coulter-Nile's second scalp.

The Indian skipper couldn't resist the temptation to drive and Glenn Maxwell leapt in the air at gully to take an incredible one-handed catch.

Manish Pandey (two) nicked one to Wade to give Coulter-Nile his third wicket.

He was unlucky not have a fourth on his second ball after being reintroduced to the attack when Hardik Pandya edged one through Steve Smith at slip.

Coulter-Nile's figures of 3-44 from his 10-over allotment made him easily the pick of the bowlers as India finished with 7-281.

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