Shikhar Dhawan is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant batting. India with this win ensure a top finish on the table in pool B and will play the fourth placed team from pool A in the quarterfinals. That's it for the coverage of this one. Join us back tomorrow for the game between Sri Lanka and Scotland at 0900 IST. Until then, it's goodbye!
Ireland started the match well but lost their way towards the end of the innings. They were at 206/4 at one stage and were bowled out for 259. The bowlers lacked pace and variation and the Indian openers took full advantage of it and smashed them all over the park. Stuart Thompson was the only bowler to get a couple of wickets. They now have to win in their last game against Pakistan to seal their place in the quarter-finals.
India win it and keep their cent percent record in this World Cup intact! They now have won 9 consecutive matches in the mega event, their best run in the World Cup history. Once again the Indian openers were clinical and put on 174 off just 140 balls. Shikhar Dhawan got to his second hundred in this World Cup. Rohit Sharma supported him well with a 64 off 66 balls. In the end Kohli and Rahane stayed unbeaten with a 70-run stand off just 55 balls. MS Dhoni now joins Clive Llyod with 9-consecutive wins as a captain in the World Cup.
Kevin O'Brien to Virat Kohli
FOUR! THAT'S IT! Full on off, driven powerfully through covers for a boundary to finish the game. INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
On a length on off, played to point.
Kevin O'Brien to Ajinkya Rahane
Full on off, driven through covers for a run.
Full on off, Kohli drives it back to the bowler powerfully, Kevin on his follow through does not hold onto it and maybe has injured his hand. Kohli comes across for a run as well.
Kevin O'Brien into the attack.
Alex Cusack to Virat Kohli
On a length on off, works it to third man for a single.
FOUR! Short outside off, Kohli cuts this one behind point for a brilliant boundary.
Alex Cusack to Ajinkya Rahane
Short outside off, cuts it through point for a single.
Back of a length on off, defended from within the crease.
FOUR! Length delivery on off, Rahane plays it fine towards third man fence for a boundary.
On a length on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it to the leg side for a single.
Wide! The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it but misses.
John Mooney to Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Full on off, Rahane gets an outside edge and the ball runs down to the third man fence for a boundary.
The batsman has driven it through mid-on.
John Mooney to Virat Kohli
Full on off, Kohli drives it through covers where the fielder does well to restrict the batsmen to just a run.
Full outside off, Rahane gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls to point and comes across for a single.