Both batsmen loft straight sixes off Shami as the slaughter continues. Australia have gone past 200 now.
Now Faulkner clubs Ashwin through mid-wicket to bring up the 50 partnership off 25 balls. Watson drives the last ball back to Ashwin, who sticks out a left hand but DROPS it.
Watson made one solid connection to send jadeja back over his head, but Watson might have exacerbated that hamstring injury.
Vinay Kumar to Watson, 4 0 0 6 6 6. The bowlers will all want a communal dose of amnesia to forget about the scars they are suffering in ths game. Watson has such an easy swing, and hits the ball miles, short boundaries or not.
The frenetic pace continues as Watson lobs Shami over long on and then drives all along the ground past mid off.
WICKET! Maxwell c Jadeja b Vinay Kumar 60 (22). Another 6, and then in attempting a second he has skied it to the mid wicket boundary where Jadeja nips around the rope to take the catch. Some drama as Watson eventually makes his way to the crease and is immediately in a verbal tussle with Dhawan.
Maxwell backs away and misses a swipe against Shami, so Jayasuriya's record is safe. The next ball is lofted over cover, and Maxwell has at least now got a share of the Austrlian record of 18 balls. WICKET! Voges b Mohammed Shami 4 (4). Voges gives himself some room, but the ball follows him and brushes the pads before crashing into leg stump.
Maxwell slogs one away to bring up the 50 partnership off 24 balls. However, he can only take a single off the last ball and can at best equal Jayasuriya's record for the fastest ODI 50 off 17 balls.
Maxwell continues to blaze away as Jadeja enters the attack. He clears the rope at deep mid wicket and the fastest ODI 50 is still a possibility.
Ashwin sticks to his guns bravely, and bowls two dots to the rampant Maxwell.
6 first ball, and Maxwell's scoreline in that Vinay Kumar over reads 4 2 4 6 6. He has certainly not given up, 23 in the over.
WICKET! Haddin b Ashwin 40 (40). There was some confusion about that one. Haddin played forward and the ball hit the top of middle stump. Dhoni was not sure if he had brushed the stump with the gloves, but the replay is clear. Maxwell walks in and smites the first ball he faces way over mid wicket.
WICKET! Bailey run out (Yuvraj Singh/Vinay Kumar/Dhoni) 4 (12). A bizarre dismissal. Haddin was in a bit of trouble running to the bowler's end. Bailey was cruising home, but slowed and turned to watch the evvents at the other end. He was still quite far out, and Vinay collected the throw and got it to the other side smartly.
Ashwin is starting to work some magic here, already bamboozling both batsmen.
Well bowled by Vinay Kumar. He beat both batsmen with the awayswinger and troubled them with the inswinger.
WICKET! Hughes c Yuvraj Singh b Ashwin 23 (33). Ashwin's first ball is drifting onto leg stump. Hughes can't keep the flick down and Yuvraj takes a good low catch at mid-wicket
Haddin on the hook and didn't quite control it, but it was aimed perfectly between two fielders. Frustration for India as Vinay Kumar is called for the no-ball, and Hughes slices a catch to 3rd man off the free hit.
Hughes helps himself to a legside delivery to bring up the fifty. Kumar pitches a bit shorter and Haddin swats it through mid wicket as the scoring rate starts to pick up.
Haddin shows he can play the classic cover drive. New bowler Vinay Kumar overcompensates and Haddin flicks a legside delivery away for the second boundary of the over. End of the PowerPlay.
Kumar slips one down leg and Hughes glances to long leg. There is an LBW shout, which might have been pad before bat. The Indians are giving very little away as the asking rate mounts.
Haddin looking to play his shots now. He is not having much success against Shami, but plays a delightful flick to the fine leg boundary off the last ball.
Haddin has an LBW shout against him as he pulls at a length ball, but it was going down leg. That inspires him to play a delightful inside out drive and then wallop a half volley over mid wicket.
A misfield by Kumar earlier, but Yuvraj pleases bowler Shami with a good stop at square leg. Haddin is preferring the back foot, and Shami pitches it up to him.
Haddin is getting frustrated as he knows that the required rate is climbing. He mistimes a shot of frustration out to the leg side as Kumar keeps him quiet.
A good line from Shami, bowled at a lively pace, and there is not much that Hughes can do to get him away.
Hughes tickles a leg-side delivery wide of the keeper. Kumar almost bags another as Haddin gets the outside edge. It drops short of slip, and a misfield by Ashwin lets Haddin get off the mark.
WICKET! Finch lbw b Mohammad Shami 5 (5). That was a marginal call by umpire Llong, but might have been hitting leg. Haddin is the surpise face at #3, probably because of the injury to Watson.
Finch strokes Kumar beautifully through the covers first ball as Australia set off on their mammoth run chase.
Whew! India, thanks to Rohit Sharma's mammoth 209, have posted a huge score. Sharma's score is the second highest in ODIs, second only to Virender Sehwag. The closing overs were unbelievable, with Sharma and Dhoni plundering 100 in the last five. Australia will have to bat at close to 8 to the over from the start, but given the freaky nature of this series, can't be written off yet.
DOUBLE CENTURY! Sharma becomes only the third player to record an ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. WICKET! Sharma c sub (Henriques) b McKay 209 (158, 12 fours 16 sixes). A low catch at deep mid wicket ends the party. Sharma has the second highest score in ODIs. WICKET! Dhoni run out (Henriques/Haddin) 62 (38). Dhoni still not satisfied with the score, and perishes trying a suicidal second off the last ball. Jadeja not out 0 (0). McKay 1/89, Faulkner 1/75, Doherty 2/74.
Sharma's 14th six gives him the record for the most in an innings. He has also made the highest individual score against Australia in ODIs. Dhoni goes to FIFTY off 35 balls, but that will hardly rate a footnote in comparison to Sharma's efforts today.
20 more as Dhoni does not want to miss out on the party. He hits two sixes off the hapless Faulkner, the second of which is clean out of the ground.
What carnage! Doherty hardly deserves it but has been carved for 26 in the over by Sharma, hitting three sixes and two fours.
Dhoni has a let-off as he pulls powerfully to deep mid-wicket, but Maxwell puts it down. Not an easy chance. The over produces 16 runs as Sharma finds the boundary three times, one of them being his 11th six. That is a new record for an Indian batsman.
Sharma passes 1 000 ODI runs for the year, and then improves on his highest score of 141*. Dhoni celebrates with two powerful pull shots.
Just seven in the over, almost as good as a maiden..
McKay bowls back of a length and Sharma lashes it over mid wicket to bring up the 50 partnership. Six number 9 for him now.
Big over for India as Faulkner goes for 15. It might have been much more different as Sharma pulled it to deep mid wicket where substitute Henriques reached up and tipped it over the rope.
Overs running out, but India are still content to place the ball.
Almost another run out as Dhoni sends Sharma back. He runs his line back to the crease and the throw hits him. He did not change diredion and so there is no appeal for obstruction.
Not much action in the PowerPlay, but now Sharma drives off the back foot and over the covers.
CENTURY! Sharma lofts one over mid off, and that is his century.
McKay comes back, and produces a better over. Sharma is struggling to find the gaps now, and ends the over on 99.
More super keeping from Haddin as Faulkner cuts Sharma in half. No edge this time, but the first PowerPlay over goes for just a single.
A tidy over from Finch. News from the Australian dressing room is that Watson has a hamstring injury. Time for the PowerPlay.
WICKET! Yuvraj Singh c Haddin b Faulkner 12 (14). A super catch from Haddin, diving low to his left as Yuvraj is tempted to drive.
Coulter-Nile bombards Yuvraj with short balls. The first one had him on one knee, but a top edged pull has enough on it to carry it into the stands. Sharma shows a deft touch, dabbing another boundary to bring uP the 200. DRINKS!
Lots of overs left so neither batsman eends to take a chance off Doherty.
The batsmen will settle for a few singles as Yuvraj settles down.
WICKET! Raina lbw b Doherty 28 (30). Doherty does him the same way as he did Dhawan, pitching on off and spinning into the pad. Raina might have got some bat to it but umpire Llong decided correctly that it was pad first.
A big blow for Australia as Watson pulls up lame as he runs in to bowl the first ball of the over, and leave the field. Maxwell comes on as a replacement, and Sharma launches him over the mid-wicket boundary twice.
Doherty returns, but is mauled by Sharma. A straight six is followed by one that lands in the crowd beyond the long on boundary. 50 partnership is up off 48 balls.
Raina opens the face of the bat and steers Watson to 3rd man for four. It was in the air, but nowhere near the keeper. 150 up now, just beyond the half-way mark
Maxwell draws Sharma out of his crease, but the ball is sent soaring over the long on boundary.
A new Watson spell almost starts dramatically as Raina plays firmly up to mid off where Hughes was guilty of a mis-field. Raina was sent back when halfway down the pitch, but the throw from Hughes was weak. Raina celebrates his let-off with a sweetly timed on drive for a rare boundary (in recent overs at least).
FIFTY! Sharma gets one jagging back into him, but steers it to 3rd man to reach his half-century off 71 balls.
Sharma goes to 49 by lofting Doherty over extra cover. It has not been easy getting the left-arm spinner away.
Coulter-Nile returns to the attack and has Raina fishing outside the off stump, beating him from both over and around the wicket.
Just a few singles off Doherty as the batsmen need to rebuild after that double strike by Australia.
WICKET! Kohli run out (Coulter-Nile/Haddin) 0 (3). The crowd is stunned. Kohli pushed to Coulter-Nile at mid on and ran, but Sharma slipped and dived back into the crease. Kohli was way down the track and had no chance of getting back.
WICKET! Dhawan lbw b Doherty 60 (57). Doherty, from around the wicket, pitches one on off and it turns into the left-hander. He is shocked to see umpire Ravi's finger raised, but it looked pretty plumb. No reviews available in this series, of course.
Play has resumed without any loss of overs. Each batsman is happy to play Maxwell away for a single.
RAIN! There is some drizzle about and the umpires have decided to take the players off the field for a while.
Dhawan brings up the 100 with a strong cut as Maxwell starts with a wide long hop. Finch made a hash of the fielding on the boundary and might have pulled a hamstring in the process.
FIFTY for Dhawan as he rocks back to cut a shorter ball, off 43 balls. DRINKS, and Australia will appreciatet he chance to regroup.
Coulter-Nile returns, and his first ball was struck through the covers thanks to a Finch misfieldl
Doherty's first over is probing. Watson could have had the run out as Dahwan was sent back, but his throw was a bit wild.
Watson dropped one short and Dhawan played a well-timed pull.
McKay returns after the PowerPlay and that was a tighter over, with just a few singles. However the first one was down leg and scooted to the bounary off Sharma's pads.
Watson completes the PowerPlay with another tight over. Australia will be pleased to have restricted the Indians to just 64 after the cavalier start.
A good over from Faulkner until he gave Sharma a bit too much latittude outside of, and he sent it soaring over extra cover.
Watson is also into the attack sooner than expected. He bowled a good line on and around off stump, and got one past Sharma's outside edge.
Better over from Faulkner, but Sharma does pick off the loose delivery.
Coulter-Nile strays in line and lengght and Dhawan is quick to take advantage with three more boundaries.
Faulkner is into the attack quickly. From around the wicket he induces a false shot from Sharma, the ball landing just short of mid off. His response is to go over the wicket, and a wide ball is promptly guided to 3rd man
Coulter-Nile tested Dhawan with a short ball, and it flew off the top edge into open space at fine leg.
Poor over from McKay that goes for 17. It started with a wretched ball down leg that Haddin did well to parry. Dhawan drove past mid off with the toe of the bat, but McKay then made the mistake of drifting onto leg stump and got clipped away for two more boundaries.
Coulter-Nile has the other new ball in his hand and bowls accurately at brisk fast medium pace. He too strays down the leg side. An overpitched delivery is dispatched over mid on for the first boundary. The bowler changes his line to outside off, and Sharma lets a few go through.
McKay opens and swings the new ball from the start. A thick edge from Sharma to start, but the next swings down leg side for the first extra. Protection at deep cover already as Dhawan drives confidently.
It is warm and partly cloudy, but there is an 80% chance of passing showers later in the day.
Australia - Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey (capt), Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneswar Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Each team has made one change. For India, Mishra is out and replaced by Vinay Kumar. Australia bring in Coulter-Nile for Johnson.
Australia have won the toss and will field first on what seems to be another bland pitch. The sun is out and the bowlers could be in for another tough day.
Hello and welcome to the seventh and final ODI between India and Australia. The series is level at two all so this is the decider in Bangalore.