Dhoni extolled his batsmen for managing successive 300-plus scores but said they need to add at least 30 more runs than what they have put on the board so far.
India suffered their second defeat in a row to concede a  0-2 lead despite setting consecutive 300-plus targets for the Aussies.
"You can't win a match only by scoring runs or you cannot score only 280 and say the bowlers have to win the match. Both departments have to improve. Scoring 300 in back-to-back matches is quite tough anywhere, but we have done it in Australia," Dhoni said India's seven-wicket
"But I feel the batsmen have to take some more pressure on themselves now, and instead of 300, they have to target 330-340. It might happen that in pursuit of that we are all out for 280, but if we want to win comfortably, then we definitely need to score on the higher side," Dhoni signed
Dhoni lamented the "freebies"his bowlers have offered to the hosts in Perth as well as here today and asked them to stop giving easy runs.
"In both the games we have given a fair amount of extras, and that takes that number of runs off the total score. The breeze was also circulating around and that made it slightly difficult for Ishant Sharma. I feel even if we don't cut down the extras, we'll have to score a few more runs. So there are two options, either put pressure on the batsmen by scoring 330 or give them the batting first," said Dhoni.


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