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President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their eight-wicket victory against Ireland in a World Cup Pool B game.

The president in his message to the team congratulated them for winning five games on the trot in the quadrennial tournament.

“Bravo & well done Team India on the 5th straight win in the ICC World Cup 2015 by winning today's match against Ireland,” Mukherjee tweeted.

“Superb all-round performance. Congrats Team India! Keep up the momentum,” posted Modi.

In a message, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: "Win against Ireland has once again proved that India's consistently fine performance at the tournament is a matter of pride for all Indians."

He also congratulated Man of the Match Dhawan.

Sonowal hailed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for becoming the most successful captain for India in the history of the World Cup.

A good bowling performance and knocks from openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma ensured India muster a eight-wicket victory against Ireland to win their fifth consecutive game on a batting friendly wicket at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Chasing a total of 259, India rode on Sharma’s 64 and Dhawan’s 103 runs to ease past the score. Earlier pace spearhead Mohammed Shami and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up figures of 3-41 and 2-38 respectively to bowl out Ireland.

 

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