first_imgCoach 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 2017Former 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 2017The smile says it all – Skipper @imVkohli with @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni #TeamIndia #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) 25 August 2017Great Composure & Brilliant Chase @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni . Cannot be more proud of the result today ????????? #bleedblue #IndvsSL #TeamIndiaadvertisement- Murali Vijay (@mvj888) 24 August 2017Absolutely loved the way @BhuviOfficial & @msdhoni bhai got us home tonight. Beautiful Chase ???#TeamIndia #INDvSL- Karun Nair (@karun126) 24 August 2017Well done boys congratulations [email protected] @ICC @ICCLive @ESPNIndia- Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) 24 August 2017Congratulations 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 2017Missed the game last night, what an unbelievable effort from @msdhoni and @BhuviOfficial to rescue us from a difficult situation. ??????- Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 24 August 2017last_img

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