MS Dhoni happy with tie but rues his side did not grab chances

Chasing 315 for a win, India ended at 314 for nine with Ravindra Jadeja (66 not out) very nearly pulling off a sensational victory though he failed to take the visitors home in the end. India will now have have to win the remaining two matches in Hamilton (January 28) and Wellington (January 31).

updated: January 25, 2014 18:41 IST
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Auckland: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday rued that his side did not grab the chances that came their way in the tied third cricket one-dayer against New Zealand here but said he was happy that the visitors can at least draw the five-match series. (Match report)

"I think we batted well. But if we are to pick situations where we could have closed the game quite comprehensively, those were the situations we did not grab. It is a bit disappointing, but overall a good result as it keeps us alive in the series," he said after the third ODI ended in a tie to leave New Zealand 2-0 up in the series. (Highlights)

"It would have been better had we won today and thought of wining the series. But overall, I am happy we tied the game today to keep ourselves alive. Even if we can't win the series, we can go for the draw," Dhoni added. (Scorecard)

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