India thrash Ireland to register record 9th successive World Cup victory

India thrash Ireland to register record 9th successive World Cup victory

HAMILTON: Shikhar Dhawan cracked a scintillating century as a rampaging India on Tuesday created a record winning their ninth consecutive ICC Cricket World Cup match by demolishing Ireland by eight wickets to seal the top spot in the Group B table.

Chasing a respectable Ireland total of 259, opener Shikhar Dhawan (100 off 85 balls) sent the Irish bowlers on a leatherhunt en route his eighth ODI hundred as the defending champions reached the target in 36.5 overs to record their fifth consecutive win in this tournament.

With Rohit Sharma (64, 66 balls) for company, Dhawan added a record 174 runs for the opening wicket to set the platform as India took the top position in group B with 10 points from five games.

Related Post

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese GP
views 16
Hamilton and his Mercedes team bounced back from defeat against Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in Australia, the German failing to present a major challen...
Ronaldo crowned FIFA’s Best Player in the World
views 54
The Real Madrid superstar enjoyed a staggering 2016 and has now been awarded the title of the best player in the world, beating Lionel Messi and Antoi...
Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open
views 69
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray in straight sets to retain Australian Open title. World No.1 Djokovic was in ruthless form to triumph 6-1 7-5 7-6 in ...
Barcelona unclear on Neymar return date after confirming groin tear
views 99
Barcelona have refused to speculate on when Neymar will return to action after confirming that he suffered a groin tear in training this week. The inj...
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona 4-1 Roma
views 23
Own goals from Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas helped the Catalan club to a 4-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie w...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK