A 30-run blitz in the 48th over from Launceston's James Faulkner last night allowed Australia to chase down India's 9-303 in the third One Day International at Mohali.
Needing 44 from the last three overs, Faulkner's destruction of Ishant Sharma made a difficult finish seem easy, as Australia took a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.
The 23-year-old finished with 64 from just 29 balls, his best effort with the bat in international cricket.
Australia won with three balls remaining after Faulkner and Adam Voges (76 off 88 balls) put on an unbroken stand of 91 for the seventh wicket.
Skipper George Bailey continued his strong form in national colours, making a solid 43 off 60 balls.
India's innings was set up by a majestic unbeaten 139 from captain MS Dohni. while Virat Kohli continued his destructive form with 68 from 73 deliveries.
Mitchell Johnson was the pick of the Australian bowlers, picking up 4-46 with his pace and bounce worrying the Indians.
Faulkner's bowling received some late punishment from Dhoni, and he finished with 1-65 from his 10 overs.
Xavier Doherty again failed to take a wicket (finishing with 0-45), but for the majority of his spell was able to keep things tight.