The Perth ODI was a high scoring encounter, with batsmen from both sides performing exceedingly well on a belter of a pitch. And, while Australia definitely had the advantage of knowing what score they had to chase
There is something about India that bring out the best in Steven Smith. The Aussie captain looks fluent during most of his visits to the crease, but pit him against the Indians, and he becomes a modern-day Don Bradman.
Results in practice games do not matter a lot. After all, they are just matches against teams with upcoming, relatively inexperienced players, allowing the visiting side to get idea about the conditions that would prevail during the main contests. In India's case though, it is not all that simple.