India Win Champions Trophy 2013: On 23 June 2013 i.e. exactly 9 years before today, the final match of Champions Trophy 2013 was played. In this match, India and England (IND vs ENG) were face to face. The stadium was packed but due to incessant rain in Birmingham, the match could not start. The rain had spoiled more than half the time of the match. In such a situation, this match was changed to 20-20 overs instead of 50-50.
Batting first, the Indian team was able to score only 129 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan (31), Virat Kohli (43) and Ravindra Jadeja (33), no other batsman could even touch the double digit. The English bowlers kept the Indian batsmen tied throughout the match. The condition was that the Indian team was able to hit only 4 sixes and 9 fours in the entire match.
With such a low score, India’s victory seemed impossible, but Dhoni breathed life into his bowlers and turned the tide of the match. The Indian bowlers kept the English batsmen under pressure from the beginning and kept taking wickets continuously. By the time 46 runs came, the top order of England was completely shattered. Captain Alastair Cook (2), Ian Bell (13), Jonathan Trott (20) and Joe Root (7) had returned to the pavilion.
From here Eoin Morgan (33) and Ravi Bopara (30) handled the English innings. There was a partnership of 64 runs between the two. England now needed only 20 runs from 16 balls to win, while they had 6 wickets left. It seemed that both these batsmen would return to the pavilion only after winning England, but suddenly the game turned upside down here. Ishant Sharma sent these two set batsmen to the pavilion on his next two balls. After this, Jos Buttler (0) and Tim Bresnan (2) also went on in the next over. And in this way Team India tightened the screws in the match. Indian team won this match in an exciting manner by 5 runs.
Dhoni became the first captain (in Men’s cricket) to win all three ICC trophies in limited-overs cricket. pic.twitter.com/vRObMfdEm5
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2022
Dhoni had a special record
With this victory, a big achievement was registered in the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He became the first captain to win all three ICC trophies in limited overs cricket. In 2007, Dhoni won the T20 World Cup. After this, in 2011, under the captaincy of Dhoni, the Indian team became the winner in the 50-over World Cup.
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