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Champions Trophy 2013

India beat England in rain-interrupted final to lift Champions Trophy 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Champions Trophy 2013

India beat England in rain-interrupted final to lift Champions Trophy 2013
The final of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy was a rain-interrupted match between India and England, played on 23 June 2013 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, England. India won the match by 5 runs to win their second Champions Trophy title.

Rain-interrupted Champions Trophy 2013

The match was reduced to 20 overs per side due to rain and India batted first. They got off to a slow start but Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja brought them back on track with a 47-runs partnership. Kohli scored 43 off 34 balls, while Raina scored 33 off 25 balls.
India ended their innings at 129 for 7, a challenging score on a wet pitch.

Indian Bowlers counter attack

In response, England got off to a poor start and opener (captain) Alastair Cook was quickly dismissed for 2 runs. However, the Indian bowlers struck back and England were restricted to 124 for 8 in 20 overs, Tredwell faced the last ball but he could not hit a six and India win the Champions Trophy final by 5 runs.
The win was India’s second Champions Trophy title, and their first since 2002. It was also a big win for Indians, Kohli’s innings of 43 was the highest score of the match.

Winning Moment Champions Trophy 2013


The final of the Champions Trophy was a thrilling match and a fitting end to a tournament that was packed with excitement. India’s victory was a testament to the strength and resilience of their team, and showed that they are a major force to be reckoned with in world cricket.


Key moments of the match:

  • Virat Kohli’s innings of 43 off 34 balls was the highest score of the match.
  • Ravindra Jadeja’s 33-run knock off 25 balls was also important in helping India post a challenging total.
  • England’s Eoin Morgan scored 33 off 30 balls, but the rest of the batting line-up failed to do well.
  • India’s bowlers were excellent, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took 2/19.
  • Ishant Sharma took 2 wickets for 36 runs, which included the wicket of England Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin took a catch in the ground to dismiss Eoin Morgan.
    All in all, the final of the Champions Trophy was a thrilling match which India won on the back of some brilliant batting from Virat Kohli and a disciplined bowling performance from their bowlers.

All 3 ICC Titles

With this, MS Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC titles.


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