A lack of trophies in the International Cricket Council (ICC) events has criticized the men in blue for a while now. On June 23, nine years ago, the Indian team had won honors at an ICC event, when under the captaincy of Team India to glory in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. ICC took to social media to recall the event on the anniversary of India’s win against England in the final.
Captioning the post on Instagram, ICC wrote: “On this day in 2013, India added to their trophy tally as they beat England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.” The ICC shared snippets of some of the key moments from the match.
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In a rain-curtailed ODI, which was reduced to 20 overs per side, the Indian batters failed to contribute much. Still, knocks of 43(34) and 33*(25) by Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja respectively helped the men in blue to reach a respectable total of 129/7 after being put in by England. Dhawan (31 off 24) was the only other Indian batter to reach double-figures.
England’s top order was also wobbly, but a 64-run partnership between Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara seemed to put them back in control. However, Ishant Sharma dismissed both batters in the 18th over to turn the match in India’s favor.
Jos Buttler fell for a golden duck in the penultimate over to Jadeja and Tim Bresnan was run out couple of deliveries later.
Ravichandran Ashwin needed to defend 15 runs off the final over and did so successfully as Stuart Broad and James Treadwell failed to help their team to get over the line. It was India’s second Champions Trophy title.