Dawes was seen giving an extra attention to out-of-from Ishant, who slogged it out for about a couple of hours, fine-tuning his line and length at the nets in the afternoon session at the JSCA Stadium, Dhurwa.
The Australians, who lead the seven-match series 2-1, had a full practice session in the morning.
Meanwhile, heavy rains lashed the city for more than an hour in the evening even as the ground remained under cover leading to a rain scare for the fourth one-dayer.
But the weather did not dampen the mood of the people in Ranchi as the tickets for the 40,000 capacity stadium were almost sold out.
This would be the second international match to be played in Ranchi in a year as the newly-built JSCA Stadium had hosted its first match on January 19, with India thrashing England by seven wickets in an ODI.