Just three days after losing the unlosable, Australia managed to steal a miracle victory from the jaws of defeat with a one-over blitz in the third one-day clash in Mohali on Sunday.
With victory seemingly beyond Australia, allrounder James Faulkner crunched four sixes in the 30-run 48th over off Ishant Sharma (1-63) to turn the match on its head.
To that point, Australia required 44 from the final three overs to chase down India's target of 304, set up by a majestic 139no to skipper MS Dhoni.
It's when Faulkner turned to batting partner Adam Voges (76no) and said: "This is the over. I'm going after this."
That onslaught reduced the margin to just 14 off the final two overs, which Faulkner erased with his sixth six with just three balls remaining to give the tourists a 2-1 series lead.
"I thought that was our only chance to be honest," Faulkner said after the match.
"... (Adam and I) didn't feel we could get a hold of the spinner (Ravi Ashwin) bowling to the long boundary with the carrom ball.
"I thought the only way we could win the game was to take the medium pacers down from the other end and try and take 20 off each over from that end - try and put it together (with) 25 off two overs and just try and chip away (at the Ashwin)."
Just three days after being stunned when India chased a record-breaking target of 360, man of the match Faulkner was again stunned by the turn of events in Mohali.
"I guess it was kick in the guts in Jaipur to score 360 (and) have them chase it one down was disappointing for every member of the dressing room including the support staff," he said.
Faulkner finished with 64 off just 29 balls, putting on 91 runs with Voges for the seventh wicket.
"I suppose it probably hasn't sunk in yet," Faulkner said.
Earlier, Dhoni looked to have set up India's victory with an exquisite innings in which he offered just one chance.
It was a skied catch when on 105 in the second last over which was spilled by the normally safe hands of Australian skipper George Bailey.
Despite there being only 11 deliveries remaining, Dhoni managed to add 34 runs following the drop, passing 7500 one-day runs in the process.
He calculated his innings meticulously, playing within himself as he helped India recover from a Mitchell Johnson-inspired collapse.
But once Dhoni decided to up the tempo, the runs flowed freely - finishing with 12 boundaries and five sixes - as he added 76 with Ravi Ashwin (28) and 72 with Virat Kohli (68).
On two occasions, Johnson (4-46) threatened to take the match away from the home side - and nearly became the sixth Australian to take a ODI hat-trick.
The 31-year-old rattled Suresh Raina with his pace and bounce, having him caught by Shane Watson at first slip, before removing hometown favourite Yuvraj Singh the following delivery.
Johnson couldn't deliver on his hat-trick delivery but he returned to claim the scalps of Ravindra Jadeja (2) and Ashwin.
Australia's run chase started promisingly, with Aaron Finch (38) and Phil Hughes (22) posting their third-straight 50-run opening stand.
But Hughes' exit was followed soon after by dubious back-to-back lbw decisions to remove Finch and Shane Watson (11) as Australia slumped to 3-88.
Bailey (43) and Voges put on 83 runs, but the departure of the skipper brought the needless runout of Glenn Maxwell (3).
When Maxwell was run out in Jaipur, it was entirely his own doing - but on this occasion, he was justifiably frustrated by Voges' decision to change his call mid-pitch which sent the power-hitting allrounder back to the pavilion.Brad Haddin (24 off 16) and Voges added 39 in quick time but, when the wicketkeeper was caught in the deep off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Australia's unlikely charge looked shot - until Faulkner managed the unthinkable.