India's Jail Break In Kandy: How Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Pulled Off A Heist

Coach Ravi Shastri was a relieved man after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar stitched together a record eighth-wicket partnership to > snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the second ODI

against Sri Lanka at Kandy.

India, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 231 in 47 overs, had their backs to the wall when they slipped from 109/1 to 131 for seven before Dhoni reprised his finisher's role and Bhuvneshwar proved a perfect foil as they bailed out India with an > unbeaten century partnership

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Dhoni's risk-free 45 not out included only one boundary while > Bhuvneshwar hit a six and four fours in his unbeaten 53

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Shastri, who was appointed India's coach till 2019 World Cup in July after Anil Kumble's resignation, took to Twitter to express his feelings.

"Witnessed a jail break in Kandy exactly half an hour to midnight #TeamIndia #SLvIND," Shastri tweeted.

Witnessed a jail break in Kandy exactly half an hour to midnight #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/JwyT6eUQ31

- Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 24 August 2017

Former India batsman VVS Laxman was in awe of "iceman" Dhoni and "gritty" Bhuvneshwar.

"Finally a good game in this series??Congrats Team India on the win??Sensational partnership between iceman @msdhoni & gritty @BhuviOfficial," Laxman wrote on the microblogging site.

Finally a good game in this series???Congrats Team India on the win???Sensational partnership between iceman @msdhoni & gritty @BhuviOfficial ???

- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 24 August 2017

The smile says it all - Skipper @imVkohli with @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/RijXJdJI2P

- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 August 2017

Great Composure & Brilliant Chase @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni . Cannot be more proud of the result today ????????? #bleedblue #IndvsSL #TeamIndia

- Murali Vijay (@mvj888) 24 August 2017

Absolutely loved the way @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni bhai got us home tonight. Beautiful Chase ???#TeamIndia #INDvSL

- Karun Nair (@karun126) 24 August 2017

Well done boys congratulations ??????@bcci @ICC @ICCLive @ESPNIndia

- Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) 24 August 2017

Congratulations India. A special spell from Dananjaya but great nerves from Dhoni.Bhuvi's spirit was a delight to watch. Well done !#INDvSL

- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 24 August 2017

Missed the game last night, what an unbelievable effort from @msdhoni and @BhuviOfficial to rescue us from a difficult situation. ??????


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