Sydney: India face a major task to reach the tri series one-day finals after an abject 87-run loss to Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
The Indians showed little fight in their chase after Australia's 252 for nine and were skittled for 165 off 39.3 overs.
The result means the Indians must beat Sri Lanka by a bonus point in Hobart on Tuesday to have any chance of making the finals.
Australia are already through to the finals with their crushing bonus-point victory and have one more match to play against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Friday.
It was another miserable night for the Indians, who have showed little conviction during their tour to Australia, losing all four Tests, winning one Twenty20 match and going down in four of their seven ODIs with another match tied.