Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav became the third India bowler to take a one-day worldwide hat-trick as Australia were bowled out for 202 in a 50-run loss at Eden Gardens.
Yadav joined Chetan Sharma (against New Zealand in 1987) and Kapil Dev (against Sri Lanka in 1991) as India's hat-trick achievers in an ODI.
Rahane drove part-time spinner Travis Head towards deep-cover and was ambling through the second run before realising that the throw was coming towards his end.
But it was Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 55, who laid the foundation for the victory with their 102-run second-wicket partnership that made India post 252 all out.
Australia lost two wickets inside the opening five overs with Hilton Cartwright and David Warner both removed for just one run each.
The Aussie bowlers bowled with good control to peg India back at the death as India limped over the 250-run mark as they were bowled out in the final delivery of the innings to finish at 252 runs.
Not really (could never dream it).
I asked Mahi bhai, what should I bowl. It is a game of cricket, everything happens.
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"He didn't panic, he was calm and he played good cricket shots", Smith said of the allrounder's unbeaten 62, which included three sixes.
Kohli led from the front with a brilliant 92 on a two-paced Eden wicket and speaking on his knock, he said, "I always try to create that kind of motivation for myself". This is special for me, changed the game for us. I was very happy that he backed me.
"There's a little bit of grass on it, probably more than I've seen in India for a while", Smith said. They've got all bases covered, don't they?
"We need to make better decisions when we're under pressure and start playing the game properly". Before the 30th over was up, Smith had taken a massive chunk of Australia's hope along with him, when he top-edged a pull to deep mid-wicket. Bhuvi's spell became even more important because we knew the wrist-spinners would do damage in the middle.
Coulter-Nile claimed opener Rohit Sharma caught and bowled for seven, but had to wait to get his next two as Indian batsmen scored freely.
Meanwhile, his mother also got emotional as she said that she was feeling upset seeing her son go wicketless in the earlier stages of the game.
The young spinner showed remarkable calm to bowl the wrong one that took a thick edge of Pat Cummins' bat before landing into the hands of MS Dhoni who took a smart catch behind the stumps. "All the captain and management wanted was to believe each other and believe in our abilities and that's what we did".