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President, PM congratulate Team India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 19 : President Prab Mukherjee and Prime Minister rendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its 109-run victory over Bangladesh in the second World Cup quarter-fil in Melbourne.

With this victory, defending champions India entered the semi-fil of the tourment. They will meet the winner of the Australia vs Pakistan quarter-fil.

“Congratulations Team India on the win against Bangladesh; sportsmanship of both teams commendable,” the president tweeted.

“Excellent game, excellent performance! Congrats yet again Team India,” posted Modi.

Guided by opener Rohit Sharma’s 137, India posted a challenging total of 302/6 in 50 overs in the quarter-fil.

The Bangladeshi batsmen proved no match for the Indian bowlers who skittled out the youngest Test-playing tion for 193 runs in 45 overs. This is India’s seventh straight win in the quadrennial tourment.

Sports minister Sarbanda Sonowal also congratulated the side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. IANS

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