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President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team 

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its 109-run victory over Bangladesh in the second World Cup quarter-final in Melbourne.

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

“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-final.

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

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

Melbourne: Indian cricket fans outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh on March 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Melbourne: Indian cricket fans outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh on March 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

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