Captain Virat Kohli scored 123 runs but India was prevented from clinching the one-day cricket international series when Australia won the third match by 32 runs.
Australia cut India’s lead to 2-1 in the five-match series. The fourth match is on Sunday in Mohali.
Australia made 313-5 after an opening stand of 193 between Usman Khawaja, 104, and Captain Aaron Finch, 93.
India was bowled out for 281 in the 49th over.
Only Kohli passed 35 in the chase. “In terms of hitting the ball, it was one of my finest innings. I was feeling good since ball one,” Kohli said.
“We pulled things back because at one stage it looked like we would be chasing 350. I was told to expect dew in the evening, but none of it happened.”
Australia was put into bat and Finch and Khawaja produced a mammoth opening stand.
Khawaja scored his maiden ODI hundred, and Finch crossed 50 for the first time since June 2018.
They plundered Mohammed Shami, who needed regular treatment after being hit on the ankle off a Finch drive, and benefited from dubious India judgment and fielding. India wasted a video review against Finch for lbw in the second over, and Khawaja was on 17 when he was dropped by Dhawan off Ravindra Jadeja in the seventh over.
Finch and Khawaja brought up their combined 100 off 99 balls on the best batting surface of this series so far.
They were close to 200 runs together when Finch was out lbw off Yadav in the 32nd over.
Finch sought a video review, which showed the ball pitching away from its original spot. However, Hawk-Eye claimed to suffer a technical glitch, the right decision was eventually made, and Finch walked.
Khawaja reached his hundred off 107 balls, and was out shortly afterwards, chipping Shami straight to midwicket.
“My previous high score was 98, so it was good to get those extra two runs,” Khawaja said. “We weren’t sure what a good score is and the bowlers bowled beautifully (to set up the win).”
Glenn Maxwell was promoted up the order and made 47 off 31 balls before he was run out by a deflection. That slowed Australia’s momentum, though it crossed 300 in the 49th over, the first time any team has done so in five ODIs at this ground.