Chennai: Australia captain Michael Clarke refused to give an excuse for the defeat in the first Test and said they were completely "outplayed" by India, who used the conditions to their advantage.
Australia crashed to an eight-wicket defeat in the opening Test of the four-match series and Clarke was of the view that Dhoni's double ton was game changer for India.
"Full credit to India. They played outstanding cricket, especially Dhoni. The way he played that changed the game completely," he said on Tuesday.