Virat Kohli has inflicted more Super Over misery on New Zealand and helped India to a second successive victory in sudden death to win the fourth Twenty20 international in Wellington on Friday.
New Zealand have lost four limited overs matches in Super Overs in the last six months, including the one-day World Cup final against England and the third Twenty20 match against India in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Needing 14 to win the match after Tim Seifert (eight) and Colin Munro (five) gave the Black Caps a total of 1-13, KL Rahul hit the first ball from Tim Southee for six and the next for four before he was caught by Scott Kuggeleijn at deep midwicket.
Kohli then bunted two runs down the ground and hit Southee for four to take India to 1-16 and a 4-0 series lead.
The hosts had appeared to be cruising to victory in the regulation 20 overs at 3-159 and needing seven runs from the final over.
Yet they lost four wickets to finish 7-165.
Seifert had put New Zealand in position to win the game as he combined with Ross Taylor (24) in a 62-run partnership that was broken in the final over.
Seifert was then run out for 57, while Daryl Mitchell (4) was caught and Mitchell Santner (2) run out on the final ball attempting the second run that would have given New Zealand the win.
Opener Colin Munro had earlier scored 64 but threw his wicket away after some lazy running led to him being run out from a direct hit by Kohli.
India had scored 8-165 off their 20 overs, with Manish Pandey having superbly marshalled the tail and recorded his third half-century.
The final game is in Mt. Maunganui on Sunday before a three-match one-day international series starts in Hamilton on February 5.