He was initially treated in the middle by the physio before retiring hurt but was not absent for long when he returned in the seventh over with his forearm taped up.
He did not appear impeded at the crease as he collected two sixes in a brisk 30 before falling to Josh Little in the 12th over at a vital moment in the chase.
The balance that Green brings to the Test side is vital for Australia and his absence was clearly felt in the final Test of last season against South Africa and the first two matches in India when he was recovering from a broken finger.
He will only have a short period of time to adjust his game from T20 mode, but coach Andrew McDonald said through the early stages of his career Green had shown how quickly he could learn and adapt.
“The challenge for Cam now is as he starts to become a three-format player is how he focuses [on] that, shifts between formats, and he’s going to have another challenge in front of him going deep into the IPL finals to get ready for the World Test Championship match,” McDonald told SEN Radio. “So that will be a challenge for him, but he’s a fast learner and every hurdle he’s got over so far.”