India won the Commonwealth Bank Series with a 2-0 whitewash in the finals following an enthralling nine-run victory at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Following India's fine win in Sydney in the first final, Australia needed to avoid defeat in Brisbane to send the triangular series into a third final match in Adelaide.
Sachin Tendulkar starred again for India as he hit 91 for India as they scored 258-9 from their 50 overs when batting first in Brisbane, and for the third game in a row Australia's batting line-up failed to fire as they flopped to another defeat.
Matthew Hayden hit a half century and James Hopes made a battling 61 not out as he looked to try and drag the Aussies over the line, but in the end they fell nine runs short and lost their home triangular series in two matches for the second year running.
India won the toss and batted first at the Gabba and started well with Robin Uthappa helping Tendulkar put on an opening stand of 94 before Uthappa went for 30.
After Gautam Gambhir went quickly, Yuvraj Singh came in and gave the innings a boost when he hit 38 at a run-a-ball in a fifty partnership with Tendulkar.
Tendulkar followed Yuvraj back in the hutch as he yet again got out in the nineties when he was caught by Ricky Ponting off Michael Clarke's bowling nine runs short of scoring successive centuries.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni then had to try and hold the innings together as they lost all momentum, tumbling from 205-4 to 255-9 as the Australian bowlers took control.
The total was 258-9 at the end of the 50 overs, with Nathan Bracken taking 3-31 and sharing bowling honours with Clarke who took 3-52.
The retiring Adam Gilchrist took to the crease for the very last time in Australian colours, but it was a miserable send-off for the explosive wicketkeeper-batsman as he lasted just three balls before edging Praveen Kumar behind to Dhoni for just two.
Australia's reply got worse when skipper Ponting failed again and made just one before becoming Kumar's second wicket to leave the hosts on 8-2.
Clarke made just 17 but Hayden and Andrew Symonds put on 89 to get them back into the game before Hayden was run out for 55 and Symonds followed soon after for 42 with Australia on 123-5.
Mike Hussey and Hopes then added a partnership of 76 to recover from the blow of two early wickets, but Hussey could not hang around and Sreesanth found the edge of the left-hander's bat to send him back in for 44.
It all looked lost for Australia but Hopes hung on in there despite wickets falling and when he clubbed a flat six in the penultimate over it left the hosts needing 14 from 7 balls with two wickets left.
Irfan Pathan had to bowl the last over with 13 needed for Australia to win, and he kept cool, as did Piyush Chawla, who took two catches to end the match.
Chawla hung on to a looping catch from Bracken despite a couple of fumbles, and when he repeated the trick to catch Clark Australia were all out for 249.
Praveen Kumar's 4-46 gave him the Man of the Match award as India picked up the Commonwealth Bank Series trophy in style and inflict a second successive defeat in the tournament on Australia after England's win 12 months ago.