Brief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardMS Dhoni rode his luck in the series-deciding third and final one day international against Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Chasing a tricky 231 to win the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, MS Dhoni got a reprieve when he was dropped on 0 first ball that he faced.Not just that, he also survived run out chance and a caught behind.However, Dhoni was not alone in getting. Skipper Virat Kohli also enjoyed his share of luck to an extent until his stay at the crease. He was also dropped and survived a run out opportunity.Not much of an appeal from the Aussies, but it looks like Dhoni has edged that! Not out… #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/6iOl7tfrGD cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019DROPPED CHANCESKohli was dropped by Peter handscomb on 16 off Marcus Stoinis in the 12th over of India’s innings. Stoinis had bowled a length delivery outside off, the ball skidded on after pitching and hurried onto the batsman. Kohli tried to run it down to third man but it took the outside edge and travelled quickly to Handscomb at first slip. The Australian fielder jumped to his left and got his hands to it but failed to hold on. The ball raced behind for a boundary in the process.A few over later after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis, MS Dhoni walked in to bat at No.4. He was dropped on the first ball he faces.advertisementOn the fourth ball of the 16th over, MS Dhoni tried to slash hard at a widish delivery bowled by Stoinis. Glenn Maxwell, ome of the best fielders in the world, moved to left and got both his hands to it but the ball popped out and Dhoni was granted a life on nought.THE MIX UPIt’s not a hidden fact that MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have a great understanding while they are running quick singles, converting one into twos and twos into threes.But on Friday, something unusual happened between the two in the 21st and the 22nd over.On the third ball of the 21st over, MS Dhoni hit the ball towards mid off and called for a single off Stoinis. Kohli was off in a flash but Dhoni saw Jhye Richardson charging towards the ball and he decided to send Kohli back. The India skipper almost gave up on his return but luckily the ball didn’t hit the stumps and he was safe.In the next over Kohli was facing Adam Zampa. The Australia leg-spinner bowled a full outside off, Kohli reached for the ball and hit it left of the backward point fielder. He initially took a start to which Dhoni responded. Handscomb, the fielder, was quick to pounce on the ball and fired a throw at the keeper’s end. While Kohli was ball-watching, Dhoni was just a few yards away from the batting crease. The Alex Carey then threw the ball towards Zampa who failed to grab the ball completely but managed to disrupt the bails. Dhoni was quick and the replays suggested the Indian wicketkeeper was back home safely.LUCKY ESCAPEIn the 29th over, Dhoni found the inside edge of his bat and it carried to keeper Carey. It was a neat catch, Glenn Maxwell and bowler Peter Siddle appealed. However, their appeal was not that convincing and Dhoni survived for the third time.In the previous match, Dhoni benefitted from another umpiring howler when he didn’t ground his bat at the other end and the run was added to the total. The umpires had failed to notice of that incident.Did anyone notice that dhoni actually didn’t complete the run here? pic.twitter.com/F9KjKiFILc neich (@neicho32) January 15, 2019However, it was curtains for Kohli when he finally ran out of luck in the 30th over. Jhye Richardson bowled a full and wide ball outside off, Kohli puched at it but found a thick edge of his bat to Carey. Richardson got the India skipper for the third time in the series.