Fast bowler Jason Behrendorff led an inspired bowling effort to help Australia down India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 international and level the series in Guwahati on Tuesday.
Behrendorff, playing his second match after making his debut in Ranchi last week, claimed four wickets to bowl out India for 118 before the visitors chased down the total with 27 balls to spare.
Moises Henriques, who hit 62, and Travis Head, who made 48, put together an unbeaten 109-run partnership to keep the 3-match series alive.
SCORES IN BRIEF
INDIA: 118 all out in 20 overs (Jadhav 27, Pandya 25; Behrendorff 4-21, Zampa 2-19)
AUSTRALIA: 122 for 2 in 15.3 overs (Henriques 62 not out; Head 48 not out; Kumar 1-9)
Result: Australia won by 8 wickets and levelled 3-match series 1-1.
Player-of-the-match: Jason Behrendorff.