India made short-work of Ireland’s hopes on the back of a sparkling century from Shikhar Dhawan that helped the defending champions chase down 259 at Seddon Park, winning the Pool B World Cup game by eight wickets and 79 balls to spare.
After yesterday's win over West Indies, India are really on a roll and they are not just going to the quarter-finals - there is a strong case of getting to the semi-finals as well now, says Farokh Engineer.
Lacklustre batting and bizarre bowling tactics by West Indies towards the end followed by a characteristic MS Dhoni chase at the WACA allowed India to extend their World Cup winning streak to eight, in a reasonably tight match.
Ravichandran Ashwin got his first four-wicket haul as India displayed a near-perfect performance on the bouncy, fast wicket at Perth to beat the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets, India’s second biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining.
In the last seven days though, they have now beaten Pakistan in Adelaide and now South Africa by a massive 130 runs in Melbourne today to complete a stunning turnaround. The Men in Blue are now looking good.