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President, PM congratulate Team India

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March 06, 2015 22:21 IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket win over the West Indies in their World Cup match on Friday.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrate after winning their match against the West Indies on FridayIn his congratulatory message, the President wished Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men success for their upcoming matches in the game's show-piece event.

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"Congrats Team India for victory against West Indies. Good wishes for success in future matches," Mukherjee tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi also tweeted: "Congratulations to the Cricket Team for the win against West Indies. The Men in Blue seem to be having a great tournament!"

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated the Men in Blue via the micro-blogging site.

"Bowlers bowled brilliantly to restrict WI to a score of 182. Congrats to @MSDhoni for brilliantly steering the team to victory," he wrote in his Twitter page.

"Many Congratulations to team #India for adding colors in the life of a billion Indians on the occasion of Holi."

Defending champions India survived a scare before defeating a spirited the West Indies by four wickets in a group league encounter to romp into the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Perth.

Chasing a modest target of 183, India's top-order struggled before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's composed, unbeaten innings of 45 helped them reach the target in 39.1 overs and ensure their fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

Image: India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrate after winning their match against the West Indies on Friday

Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images

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