New Delhi: Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, anybody who was not even a cricket fan would have told you that the Indian bowling was the weak link for them and it wasn't potent enough to defend the coveted World Cup title.
But there has been an incredible change of fortunes for the Men in Blue, where, after bowling out Ireland for 259 runs in their fifth match of the World Cup, they created a record where they have bundled out opponents for the first time in five consecutive ODIs.
Ireland openers got their team to a great start after William Porterfield (67) and Paul Stirling (42) added 89 runs for the first wicket. With useful contributions in the middle-order, the Irish at one stage were looking to reach the 300-run mark. But the Indian bowlers once again rose to the occasion for MS Dhoni and bowled them out.
Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin were the key bowlers for India picking three wickets and two wickets repectively.
Earlier, Indian bowlers had bowled out Pakistan, South Africa, UAE and West Indies.
Apart from co-hosts New Zealand, India are the only other unbeaten team in the tournament.