Ireland's victorious cricket team celebrated into the wee hours of the morning this week after their impressive victory over England at the World Cup in India, according to the Independent.

Celebrations were held at the luxury five-star Royal Gardenia Hotel in Bangalore with even some of the English players, Ireland's onetime enemy, joining in.

It was truly a match for the record books. Dubliner Kevin O'Brien scored the fastest 100 in the competition's history to see Ireland edge out England at their own game by 329/7 to 327/8.

O'Brien is now tipped to win a top dollar sporting contract with the prestigious Indian Premier League.

In a welcome show of friendship and admiration, players from England including the captain Andrew Strauss also joined their Irish opponents during the evenings celebrations.

In typical Irish fashion, the night stretched on into the late hours and ended in song and dance. Ireland's next cricket match is against India in Bangalore on Sunday.