Rohit Sharma crafted a scintillating third one-day international double century as India emphatically levelled the series with Sri Lanka despite Angelo Mathews' unbeaten hundred in Mohali.
Sri Lanka claimed a shock victory in the first ODI after dismissing India for only 112, but stand-in captain Rohit made a magnificent 208 not out from 153 balls in a crushing 141-run victory which set up a decider in Delhi on Saturday.
Rohit was the only batsman to have scored two ODI double hundreds and added another on Wednesday, smashing 12 sixes and 13 fours with a brutal onslaught after playing himself in as India posted a massive total of 392-4.
Shikhar Dhawan made 68 and Shreyas Iyer (88 from 70) scored a maiden half-century for his country in only his second ODI, the latter and Rohit putting on 213 for the second wicket before the skipper continued to cut loose.
Mathews scored a fine 111 not out, but the tourists were never going to chase down such a massive target and Yuzvendra Chahal took 3-60 as they could only muster 251-8.
Rohit took nine balls to get off the mark and India were only 33 without loss after 10 overs, but that proved to the calm before the storm as Dhawan took the roll of aggressor to give the innings impetus.
The powerful left hander played increasingly fluently and reached his half-century from 47 balls, but an opening stand of 115 ended when he slapped Sachith Pathirana to Lahiru Thirimanne at midwicket.
Rohit looked ominous at the other end after a watchful start, launching the hugely expensive Nuwan Pradeep (0-106) for six as he shifted through the gears and with support from the confident Iyer.
The classy Rohit brought up his century off 115 balls and danced down the track to smash Pathirana for a straight six, while Iyer raced to 50 with ease, playing delightful shots on both sides of the wicket.
Rohit hit Suranga Lakmal, Sri Lanka's hero in the series opener, for four sixes in as many legal deliveries before Iyer holed out and the stand-in skipper continued to treat the Sri Lanka bowlers with disdain, serving up a masterclass of clean hitting for a raucous crowd.
Rohit passed the 200 mark in the final over and hooked another six for good measure in an astonishing innings, which was only his third-best in ODIs.
Sri Lanka were 62-3 in reply when teenage debutant Washington Sundar (1-65) cleaned up Thirimanne and wickets continued to fall frequently, but Mathews hung around and was rewarded with a second ODI ton.
The former skipper hit three sixes and a further nine boundaries, but Chahal struck twice in an over as Sri Lanka were consigned to a heavy defeat.
|Kerr: Ginobili should keep playing another two years|
|He keeps getting better and better - Henderson full of praise for PFA winner Salah|
|Roma v Liverpool: Giallorossi have chance to write positive headlines|
|Prove you are the best - Povetkin promoter lays down Joshua gauntlet|
|Wenger will not be short of offers from clubs - Dein|
|LeBron hails Korver & Clarkson as Cavs square series|
|I may play the kids in the FA Cup next season, reveals bemused Pochettino|
|Simeone weighing up three-man defence for Arsenal tie|
|Kings wait for Bogut signing approval|
|Vieira refuses to address Arsenal rumours and Wenger departure|
|Cueto lowers historic ERA in Giants´ win|
|Spurs avoid sweep, Cavs edge Pacers|
|WATCH: Smith beats first-quarter buzzer with near full-court shot|
|Harden, D´Antoni hope Rockets regain top form|
|Man United star Pogba can win Ballon d´Or, says Ronaldinho|
|Silva loves me more than his girlfriend – Mendy|
|MLS Review: Timbers end NYC´s unbeaten start, Sounders claim first win|
|Flyers´ Couturier played with torn MCL|
|Emery praises PSG for maintaining motivation|
|Cavs´ Hill out for game four with back spasms|
|Oblak unsure over Atletico Madrid future|
|Klopp ready for ´different´ Roma test|
|Salah always determined to prove his Premier League worth|
|Landry earns first PGA Tour victory at Texas Open|
|City´s Sane named PFA Young Player of the Year|
|Salah pips De Bruyne to PFA Players´ Player of the Year award|
|Napoli bus spat at and insulted, Sarri claims|
|Navas will be at Real Madrid for many years – Perez|
|Juve still have the advantage, Allegri claims|
|Racing coach Labit ready for ´formidable´ Leinster challenge|
|Smalling not giving up on World Cup|
|Hard to catch Man City if they invest, Mourinho warns|
|Pogba: I have no problem with Mourinho|
|Koulibaly: Napoli have always believed in Scudetto|
|Bordeaux 0 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Lo Celso keeps champions on track for records|
|Atletico Madrid 0 Real Betis 0: More concerns for Simeone ahead of Europa League|
|Juventus 0 Napoli 1: Partenopei close the gap thanks to Koulibaly|
|Dominant Marquez maintains perfect record in Austin|
|Guardiola has no problem with Manchester City pitch invasion|
|Neymar must join Real Madrid to become the best - Rivaldo|
|There was no player better than De Bruyne - Guardiola backs City man for PFA award|
|Top managers should want Arsenal job, says Moyes|
|Manchester City boss Guardiola aiming to smash records following title triumph|
|Las Palmas relegated from LaLiga after 4-0 home defeat to Alaves|
|Archer and Gowtham combine for dramatic Royals victory|
|This won´t happen forever - dominant Nadal reflects on latest success|
|Andrew Bogut returns to Australia, signs with Sydney Kings|
|Manchester City break Premier League passing and possession records|
|Conte: Morata still important despite Giroud impact|
|Inter gave up against Chievo, admits Spalletti|
|Conte denies Mourinho rift ahead of FA Cup final|
|Levy claims fifth European Tour crown in Rabat|
|Diouf miss ´a turning point´ for both Stoke and Burnley|
|Hughes upset with lack of VAR after Southampton´s FA Cup loss|
|Manchester City 5 Swansea City 0: Guardiola´s champions turn on the style|
|Manchester United are FA Cup favourites, claims Chelsea boss Conte|
|United States and Czech Republic reach Fed Cup final|
|Rapid start sees Racing through to Champions Cup final|
|Benevento relegated after late Crotone winner|
|Jungels roars to Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory|
|I don´t need to die anymore - Wenger reflects on Arsenal ´funeral´|
|Hazard gives Conte a dazzling reminder of better days|
|Playing at Wembley is like playing in my garden - Giroud|
|Sevilla president casts doubt on future of Montella|
|´Hurtful´ fans damaged Arsenal´s image, Wenger claims|
|Chelsea 2 Southampton 0: Giroud and Morata book FA Cup final spot|
|Super Kings survive late onslaught to overshadow Sunrisers|
|Struggling Stoke have to win at Liverpool, concedes Butland|
|Did Wenger jump or was he pushed? – Arsenal boss proves evasive|
|Ramsey: Arsenal owe Wenger the perfect finale|