Virat Kohli's astonishing unbeaten innings of 133 from just 86 balls kept India's hopes of qualifying for the CB Series finals alive by helping his side to chase down Sri Lanka's total of 320 for four with 80 balls to spare.
Australia's National Selection Panel have made just one change to the ODI squad that will contest the remainder of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against Sri Lanka and India. They have recalled James Pattinson, who has recovered from his injury, at the expense of Ryan Harris.
Australia booked their place in the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Series with an 87-run win over India in Sydney as Shane Watson celebrated a victory making his first start as Australia captain.
He was promoted to the role after Michael Clarke was unable to play due to a back injury and saw his side score 252 for nine and then dismiss India for 165.
Sri Lanka moved to the top of the Commonwealth Bank Series points table with a tense three-wicket win over Australia in Hobart. Mahela Jayawardene laid the foundations for a successful Sri Lankan run chase with an innings of 85, while Dinesh Chandimal added 80, before Thisara Perera's unbeaten 21 saw them home in the final over.
Sri Lanka continued their excellent recent form with a comfortable 51-run victory over India in the 8th match of the ongoing Commonwealth Bank tri-series in Australia. Nuwan Kulasekara (three for 40) and Thisara Perera (four for 37) were the stars with the ball for the Sri Lankans as they defended their total of 289 for six with ease.
Ricky Ponting has been dropped from Australia's One-Day International squad for the next Commonwealth Bank series matches to make way for the return of Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.
Clarke is fit again after a hamstring injury ruled him out ot the previous two matches and Watson is back in action for the first time since the tour of South Africa in late 2011.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been suspended from the next Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International after his side were found guilty of bowling their overs too slowly during their 110-run defeat to Australia in Brisbane.
As it was India's second minor over-rate offence under Dhoni's captaincy in the last 12 months, Dhoni was given a one-match ban as well as a fine of 40 percent of his match fee.
Australia bounced back from their defeat to Sri Lanka by thrashing India by 110 runs in a comprehensive performance in the latest Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International in Brisbane.
Half-centuries from Michael Hussey and Peter Forrest saw Australia score an imposing 288 for five and India were then blown away, dismissed for 178 as Ben Hilfenhaus took five for 33.
Michael Clarke's hamstring injury has ruled him out of Sunday's Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International against India and he has been replaced in Australia's squad by Tasmania's George Bailey.
Ricky Ponting will lead the side once more in Clarke's absence as Australia look to get their campaign back on track following an eight-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in Sydney.
Sri Lanka threw the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International Series wide open with a dominant eight-wicket victory over Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
After Australia were dismissed for 158 and Sri Lanka set a Duckworth/Lewis-revised target of 152, captain Mahela Jayawardene led by example, scoring an unbeaten 61 to guide his side home in the 25th over to hand them a bonus point win.
Australia have added Victoria left-arm spinner Jon Holland to their One-Day International squad ahead of the Commonwealth Bank series game against Sri Lanka in Sydney tomorrow (17th February).
He will cover for fellow left-armer Xavier Doherty, who suffered back spasms during training and will be assessed by medical staff prior to the match.
India and Sri Lanka dramatically tied the latest game in the Commonwealth Bank Series of One-Day Internationals in Adelaide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to gather three runs from the final ball.
After Sri Lanka posted 236 for nine, Dhoni needed four to win from the final delivery, bowled by Lasith Malinga, and after he scrambled three to finish unbeaten on 58 not out, India closed on an identical score.
Ricky Ponting is to captain Australia during the Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International against Sri Lanka on Friday (17th February).
He will reprise the role of skipper after Michael Clarke was ruled out through a hamstring injury although he is expected to feature in Sunday's game against India.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's next Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series match against Sri Lanka.
He sustained a right hamstring strain during his side's four-wicket defeat to India in Adelaide and he may be sidelined for the match on 19th February against India in Brisbane as well as the match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on 17th February
India claimed their first One-Day International victory in Adelaide as they beat Australia by four wickets in game four of the Commonwealth Bank Series.
After Australia reached 269 for eight thanks to half-centuries from David Hussey and debutant Peter Forrest before India chased succcessfully, reaching their target with two balls to spare.
Australia have added Western Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to their squad for the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series game against India in Adelaide tomorrow (12th February).
Marsh comes into the squad as batsman Michael Hussey is rested and Ben Hilfenhaus, who replaced the injured Brett Lee, is to return to Tasmania.
Australia made it two wins out of two in the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series by holding off a late charge to beat Sri Lanka by five runs in Perth.
They had looked to be in control after reducing Sri Lanka to 180 for nine having themselves been dismissed for 231 only to almost fall prey to an ambush led by Angelo Mathews and Dammika Prasad.
India produced a nervy display to edge past Sri Lanka in the second match of the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia. After being set a target of just 234 runs to win, it was left to a seventh wicket stand of 53 between R Ashwin (30 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (24 not out) to seal the win.