In a rain-affected final on June 23, 2013, India emerged victorious in the ICC Champions Trophy by defeating England at Edgbaston in Birmingha. The match was reduced to 20 overs per side due to the weather conditions, and England chose to bowl after winning the toss, restricting India to 129/7.
Virat Kohli top-scored for India with 43 off 34 balls, while Ravindra Jadeja played a crucial unbeaten knock of 33 off 25 deliveries. Opener Shikhar Dhawan contributed 31 off 24 balls. Ravi Bopara was the standout bowler for England, picking up three wickets for 20 runs, while James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and James Tredwell took one wicket each.
India’s bowlers displayed excellent skills in defending the total as they limited England to 124/8. Umesh Yadav struck early by dismissing Alastair Cook for 2 runs, and Jadeja (2/24), Ravichandran Ashwin (2/15), and Ishant Sharma (2/36) all made significant contributions with the ball. England required 15 runs off the final over, but Ashwin conceded only nine, securing a thrilling five-run victory.
With this triumph, MS Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC white-ball trophies. However, India has since struggled to clinch another ICC title.
Ravindra Jadeja was awarded the Player of the Final for his exceptional all-round performance in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Shikhar Dhawan, the opening batsman, was named the Player of the Series for his impressive tally of 363 runs in five innings at an average of 90.75.
Since their triumph in the 2013 Champions Trophy, India’s performances in ICC tournaments have been mixed. In ODIs, they reached the semifinals of the 2015 and 2019 World Cups but couldn’t progress further. In the 2017 Champions Trophy final, they suffered a heavy defeat against Pakistan.
In T20Is, India reached the finals of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 World Cup but couldn’t clinch the title on both occasions. They failed to make it to the knockouts in the 2021 World Cup and lost in the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup against England. In Tests, they lost the WTC finals in 2021 and 2023 against New Zealand and Australia, respectively.
Fans on Twitter expressed their emotions as India completed a decade without winning an ICC trophy, sharing their reactions to this unfortunate streak.
— ICC (@ICC) June 23, 2017
10 years since India won the Champions Trophy. It was a miserable day and we had accepted that there would be no game. The playing conditions were tweaked a bit and we got a 20 over game. The conditions were down Dhoni’s street and he controlled the game magnificently. It was the…
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 23, 2023
#OnThisDay in 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣3️⃣
MS Dhoni became the first Captain (in Men’s cricket) to win all three ICC trophies in limited-overs cricket 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/x4le09coFM
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2023
🔟 years have passed, but the euphoria remains the same. #OnThisDay in 2013, 🇮🇳 beat 🏴 by 5⃣ runs to lift the Champions Trophy! 🏆
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) June 23, 2023
“The first and foremost thing was don’t look up, GOD is not coming to save you. You have to fight it out. We are the No. 1 ranked team, let’s play like that.” 🧡
On this day, Birmingham 2013
MS Dhoni became the only leader to win a T20 WC, 50 over WC and a Champions Trophy. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/13EwG96SVj
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) June 23, 2023
2011 World Cup final: 35(49) when India was 31/2
2013 Champions Trophy final: 43(34) when India was 61/5
Virat Kohli’s two iconic knocks which are not fifty or hundred but will be remembered forever in the history books of Indian cricket. pic.twitter.com/hGbwe9gFvy
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 23, 2023
On this day,10 years ago India won champions trophy.
Virat Kohli scored most runs in a knockout and finals and MS Dhoni master class captaincy and dhwan and Jadeja contributions helps India to win Another ICC Trophy.pic.twitter.com/hZlGYVwNRn
— 👌👑🌟 (@superking1816) June 23, 2023
There are still people who attribute MS Dhoni’s success to so called Luck Factor.
Specially the 2013 champions trophy final and say MS did nothing in 2013 CT
but they never talked about MS Captaincy in 2013 champion trophy
here is the thread about MS Captaincy in CT13 pic.twitter.com/cfsgu4Xg03
— RK (@MahiGOAT07) June 23, 2023
Ten years since India last won an ICC title the Champions Trophy. Privileged to have been on the field while some
boys celebrated in the background #cricket #india #championstrophy pic.twitter.com/VtR4rlbs41
— Chandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) June 23, 2023
“Tredwell misses, Dhoni misses but it doesn’t matter. India wins the Champions Trophy as England capitulates, it was their game, England. MS Dhoni, well this was the one trophy he didn’t have, he has got it now”.
The iconic commentary by Harsha Bhogle after the CT 2013 win. pic.twitter.com/9iKC561jNe
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 23, 2023