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No point going after the bowlers who are doing well, so that was the gameplan. Of course, supported brilliantly by Kedar, who plays unorthodox shots" - Dhoni

After the draw, the second chase, the last explained in the same week, MS Dhoni, why he wicket in the third ODI of depth on a MCG as rather slow.

With India, the decision for the rest of your last regular No. 4 batsman Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni at two drop-in the 17th, after Shikhar Dhawan had walked, walked for a 46-ball 23 - a further indication that the wicket that was not easy to bat, as he would of liked you to have.

He and Virat Kohli closed together, as you could add in Adelaide, but only 54 runs from 82 deliveries. Kohli's departure at the 30 over Australia's hopes meant to be on a winning streak were rekindled. But Kedar Jadhav playing his first game of the series - came along with Dhoni for a undefeated, match-winning partnership.

"It was a slow wicket, so that it was difficult to beat whenever you wanted to. It was important to take deep," Dhoni said in the post-match presentation after the award of the player of the series.

Dhoni, who ended the game with a 114-ball 87, also pointed out that the conditions were such that he saw no reason to try and take on the bowlers who were bowling well, thereby minimising his risks. He was afraid to go to leggie Adam Zampa (12 off 32 balls) and Jhye Richardson (5 from 17 balls), became one of Australia's best performers in the series. He targeted Marcus Stoinis (34 of 36), Peter Siddle (21 from 18) and Billy Stanlake (15 off 11) to make-up for the 61 dot balls that he played on the day.

"No point to the bowlers that are good, so the gameplan was. Of course, brilliant support from Kedar, who plays unorthodox shots," he said.

India is the decision to experiment in the final of the series is perhaps driven by the need to find out who fits the bill in position for the upcoming world Cup. The three changes gave Dhoni a chance to ply his trade a few spots up to 4th place. India had maintained problems to fill this spot recently, but Dhoni, it would be down to team balance, the dictate would position his batting, and that he was willing to bat where the team needs him to be in the middle order.

"If I play 4 or 6, we need to see whether the team can maintain the balance. Important the bat for me is where the team needs a bat, I'm happy, bottom at 6," he added.

The Melbourne victory brought the curtains down on a highly successful tour in Australia, but they quickly to new Zealand for a limited-overs series, which will help you assess your options prior to the flagship event, expected to start in June.

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