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India win five in a row at World Cup 2015

India beat Ireland by 8 wickets in Hamilton to win their ninth successive match in World Cups.

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Shikahar Dhawan scored his second century in this World Cup and led India to their fifth win in this World Cup. (Source: Reuters)

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The fans were ready to show their mettle as the two nations clashed, a key guest in this was Pakistan super-fan Mohammad Bashir who along with Sudhir supported India. Ireland also had their regular Adrian Raftery or ‘Larry the leprechaun' (Source: Reuters)

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Paul Stirling and William Porterfield got Ireland off to a blistering start with an opening stand of 89, before Stirling fell to Ravichandran Ashwin. (Source: AP)

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The pacers were struggling to deal with the Irish style of play with Porterfield getting to 67 before being done in by the ever stable Mohit Sharma. (Source: AP)

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Despite a couple of key wickets, the runs were still flowing for Ireland as Nail O'Brien came in and went on to score 75 off 75 deliveries. (Source: Reuters)

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Wickets were still falling at the other end as Shami and Ashwin ripped through the Irish middle order leaving Nail O'Brien as the lone rider for Ireland. (Source: Reuters)

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John Mooney was the last man to be dismissed as Ireland were bowled out for 259 in 49 overs. This was the 5th time in a row that India bowled out a side in the World Cup 2015. (Source: AP)

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The Indian openers took no time to get going with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma going after the somewhat slow bowling attack. The first wicket stand was worth 174 before Rohit Sharma was bowled by a sharp Stuart Thompson delivery after putting on a individual score of 64. (Source: AP)

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Shikar Dhawan who seems to be in the form of his life put up another scintillating century, his second of this World Cup and eighth in ODIs. (Source: Reuters)

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After the departure of Dhawan, India stood at 190 at the loss of two wickets. It was an easy task then for Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to take India home with eight wickets and 13.1 overs left. (Source: Reuters)