NEW DELHI (AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a wave of congratulations for the Indian cricket team as it opened its campaign in the World Cup with a resounding 76-run victory over arch rival Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday.
"Congrats Team India. Well played. We are all very proud of you," Modi said on his twitter account even as former cricketers heaped praise on the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side, which won after failing to win an international game on a preceding tour of Australia.
Virat Kohli's solid knock of 107 propelled India to 300-7 and pace bowler Mohammad Shami grabbed 4-35 to help bowl out the opposition for 224 as India maintained its unbeaten World Cup record against Pakistan with a sixth straight victory.