Four West Indies batsmen scored half-centuries as the visitors chased down India\'s total of 288 with three balls to spare.
Visakhapatnam: Some gritty batting by the West Indies batsmen, supported by an extremely wet outfield due to dew, helped West Indies overhaul India's challenging total of 288 with two wickets to spare on Sunday.
Virat Kohli's 99 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 51* propelled India to a challenging total, but it was dwarfed seriously by the night dew that affected the Indian bowlers gripping the ball.
West Indies went about chasing a difficult total with perfection, with four of their batsmen - Kieran Powell (59), Darren Bravo (50), Lendl Simmons (62) and Darren Sammy (63*) - scoring useful half-centuries, which kept the visitors in the hunt.
Powell (59) and Bravo (50) came up with a 100-run partnership to help West Indies recover from 23 for 2 before Sammy led the chase with an unbeaten 63 from 45 balls studded with four fours and an equal number of sixes.
West Indies lost wickets in a heap towards the end and huffed and puffed to win with three balls to spare as Indian bowlers struggled to grip the ball due to dew factor.
Sammy joined Simmon (62) when West Indies had lost five wickets for 187 runs and they created a match-winning crucial 82-run partnership which helped the Caribbean side score its first win since their arrival to India.
They had lost the Test series 0-2 but now have given themselves a chance to take the ODI series. The two teams will travel to Kanpur for the series-deciding third match on Wednesday.
For India, Kohli did a tremendous job before falling victim to a rash pull and missing out on a century. Kohli had to step in early after fall of Rohit Sharma in the fifth over and he batted sensibly, not going for the cross batted shots, even as the other Indians fell trying to speed up the run-rate. Kohli's knock came off 100 balls with nine boundaries.
Dhoni once again stood to the task with his 50th ODI half-century, to give India a decent total to defend. He slammed three sixes and four boundaries in his 40-ball knock in an entertaining 47-run seventh wicket partnership with R Ashwin.
(With PTI inputs)