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


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


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

- 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

- 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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