Australia vice-captain Shane Watson returned to India last night after serving a controversial one-test ban.
Watson left the tour last week only hours after he and three teammates were suspended for a match for failing to submit self-critiques to Australia coach Mickey Arthur by a set deadline.
At the time he said he was flying home to be with his pregnant wife before the birth of their first child and needed to consider his cricket future.
The timing of the exit eventually proved to be fortuitous for Watson as his son, Will, was born last Thursday.
Last night Australia was crashing towards defeat in the third test. They were 170-8 at lunch, a lead of 79 with two wickets and two whole sessions remaining.
The tour has been a playing and PR disaster, with India winning the first two tests as well.