Adelaide/Bengaluru February 15: Nationwide celebrations began on Sunday evening, as Indian Cricket team comprehensively defeated Pakistan by 76 runs at the on going World Cup Cricket tournament. India have now beaten Pakistan in six successive World Cup ties since 1992

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the fall of a Pakistan wicket in Adelaide on Sunday

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the fall of a Pakistan wicket in Adelaide on Sunday

India scored 300/7 after opting to bat first after winning the toss. Virat Kohli’s 107 was the main highlight as he took on Pakistani bowlers with aggression. Defending the total, pace bowler Mohammad Shami claimed four wickets to ensure India maintain their blemish-free against their rivals in World Cups. Pakistan were all-out for 224, India won by 76 runs.

RSS Sah-sarakaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale congratulated Team India on the inspiring win. Dattatreya Hosabale in his brief congratulatory message to www.samvada.org , said “The team India has made it again. I join the countrymen in congratulating them. Every match with Pakistan is filled with national fervour. Today the nation celebrates the victory with pride”.

Virat Kohli on way to his century against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday.

Virat Kohli on way to his century against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations after India outclassed Pakistan by 76 runs in their , first World Cup 2015 match. India have now beaten Pakistan in six successive World Cup ties since 1992.

“Congrats Team India. Well played. We are all very proud of you,” tweeted PM Modi. He had earlier wished his best to every member of the team ahead of the first Pool B match. Modi had also called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the eve of the match to extend his wishes for a good game of cricket.

Pakistan will have to wait for another four years to burst the crackers. On Sunday, their hopes of creating history by beating India in a World Cup match were dashed as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men sealed a 76-run victory.