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Modi congratulates Indian team on entering WC semifinal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the Indian cricket team after it beat Bangladesh to enter the semifinals of World Cup.

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

His tweet came soon after India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs in the quarterfinal match, played in Melbourne, and recorded its seventh consecutive win in the 2015 ICC World Cup. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal too applauded the team's effort.

Mr. Sonowal extended his wishes to the team for making last four stage of the mega-event and also congratulated Player-of-the-Match Rohit Sharma for his brilliant century.

In reply to India’s commendable 302 for six, Bangladesh were dismissed for a paltry 193 in 45 overs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur was also all praise for the team as he wrote on his twitter handle, “#WeWontGiveItBack ! Well Played Boys ! A billion cheers for Team India !”

Former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who is also the president of the All India Football Federation, said the country is proud of its cricket team.

“Marvelous victory for #TeamIndia at the Quarter Finals! The nation is proud as Team India makes it to the Semi Finals. #CWC15 #INDvsBAN,"

The Minister of State for I-B, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also wished Team India: “#IndvsBan Congratulations Team India. Keep Playing Well and Keep Winning,” Rathore’s twitter account said.


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