Captain cool MS Dhoni produced another innings under pressure as India tied with Sri Lanka in Tuesday's one-day match in Adelaide.
The tied result emerged just a couple of days after the Indian skipper’s heroics halted Australia’s streak in the series in their previous ODI. However, Sri Lanka continues to remain winless in the tournament.
Chasing 237 to win before just 5739 spectators, India needed four runs from Lasith Malinga's final ball.
The Indian captain belted the ultimate delivery over cover, but a diving save by Upul Tharanga stopped the ball short of the boundary - but Dhoni completed three runs to tie the match with both sides scoring 9-236.
Dhoni (58 not out from 69 balls) capitalised on the earlier fine innings of opener Gautam Gambhir (91).
Gambhir followed his 92 in Sunday's win against Australia with another innings of substance, but it was Dhoni's peerless final touches which kept India alive.