Batsmen -Travis Head 48 off 34 and Moises Henriques 62 off 46 shared an unbeaten 109-run stand off 76 balls for the third-wicket to fire Australia to a series-levelling win in just 15.3 overs.
Rookie pacer Jason Behrendorff ripped through the high-profile Indian batting to restrict the home team to a below par 118 at the Baraspara Stadium in the second T20 In Guwahati.
The lefthand-righthand combination of Head and Henriques took the game away from India after the visitors lost their dangerous openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, by the third over.
Australia were able to tighten their noose around India in the middle overs through Adam Zampa who picked up two wickets in his four overs. He had a charging Dhoni stumped with a perfect leg-spinner before finding Jadhav's stumps to leave India in more trouble at 67 for six.
India's wrist spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, leaked 75 runs in 7.3 overs. Yadav especially had an ordinary day as he bowled too many boundary balls to Head and Henriques, who hit a combined nine fours and five sixes.