James Faulkner had warned no total was beyond reach for his side and it proved so again, with Australia chasing down a record figure at the Gabba as the second one-dayer was rocked by another DRS controversy.
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Australia pull off a record Gabba run chase, sealing a seven-wicket win in the second one-day international.
As it was in Perth, the Australians weren't daunted by a target in excess of 300, completing the pursuit of India's 8-308 in the 49th over after Aaron Finch (71) and Shaun Marsh - dropped four times in his innings of 71 - compiled an opening stand of 145 to set up the seven-wicket triumph.
George Bailey continued his stellar form with an unbeaten 76 to help ensure the good start wasn't wasted, with Australia now leading two-nil in the best-of-five series.
The previous Gabba record, set by Australia, was in January 2014 when they hunted down England's 8-300. Darren Lehmann wants his men to go all-out in run chases and in the days of pregnant bats and short boundaries, everything seems fair game.
India could have surrendered more cheaply if it hadn't been for a let-off for the white-hot Rohit Sharma, who survived a momentous shout on 89 to go on and punish Australia with another one-day century. He would later be named Man of the Match.
With no DRS in play, Joel Paris could do little but look bewildered when Sharma appeared to offer a regulation nick to Matthew Wade. Umpire Mick Martell was unmoved and the talking point for the night was set.
Finch later said he would prefer a blanket DRS system, or even one where the home nation set the rules rather than them changing match-by-match, or tournament-by-tournament.
"It's one-all if we look at it through the two games so far. It's a tough one; India have their points why they don't want to use it and that's fairly valid. The rest of the world are," Finch said.
"I'd like to see a consistency around the world, either it is used or it's not. If the ICC made a blanket rule, there would be no debate about it. But they're still giving teams an option."
If Sharma enjoyed some good fortune from the officials, Marsh was riding his luck like Damian Oliver as chance after chance was put down by the hapless Indians.
The first, when he was on 19, was a sitter from Ishant Sharma in the outfield before more spectacular efforts proved fruitless on 26 (Ajinkya Rahane), 57 (Barinder Sran) and 70 (Manish Pandey).
Sran might have had one of the great outfield catches of all time if he held his diving attempt but it hit the deck just before the fielder, who was at full stretch after sprinting around the boundary.
It would barely be an Indian match without some sort of controversy surrounding the Direct Review System, which the tourists and their board steadfastly refuse to embrace.
They paid the price in Perth, letting off Bailey who would go on to make a century, but had nothing to complain about in Brisbane after Sharma fairly smashed one off the outside edge when he was on 89.
Any talk of conspiracies, as MS Dhoni had wryly suggested post-Perth, can surely be buried on the back of this evidence. Paris assumed he had his man, as did wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, but the only one unmoved was Martell.
The sound seemed audible for all parts of the ground and the Snicko reacted like it had detected an earthquake. Yet India stayed on 2-170 and Sharma would go on to punish Australia once again, contributing the lion's share of another formidable total.
His good fortune eventually evened out in the 43rd over when Rahane slammed a drive back past Faulkner, who threw out a hand for a sharp attempt that instead deflected onto the stumps, leaving Sharma stranded, then out, for a captivating 124 off 127 balls.
By that stage, it was 2-255 and the right-hander had continued his staggering form against Australia in limited overs cricket. His past five innings read like a batting clinic; 209, 138, 34, 171* and 124.
A pitch that was friendly to the batsmen will take some of the blame for another 300-plus total but Australia's bowlers rarely had the pace or variation to trouble India's top order, who lapped up some average fare once they got going.
Paris had Shikhar Dhawan caught behind for six early in proceedings before Sharma and Virat Kohli found themselves right at home against the seamers and part-time spin of Glenn Maxwell, putting on 125 to set up the contest.