Veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered India to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the secondo ne- d ay i nternational to level the series in Adelaide yesterday.
Former skipper Dhoni, playing in his 334th ODI, cooly guided India across the line with four balls to spare to back up a dazzling century from captain Virat Kohli.
India successfully chased down a target of 299 runs set by Australia who scored 298 for nine, with Shaun Marsh scoring 131 off 123 balls.
The three-match series now goes to a decider in Melbourne on Friday after Australia won the opening game in Sydney by 34 runs.
When Kohli holed out to Glenn Maxwell at deep midwicket to end his stellar knock of 104 off 112 balls, it was 37-year-old Dhoni who took charge to pilot his side home with
support from Karthik with an unbeaten 25.
Dhoni was physically struggling in the hot conditions and needed treatment from the team physio to finish his match-winning knock and keep India alive in the series.
India lost four wickets in their chase of the Australian total.