Virat Kohli dances ‘Gangnam Style’ during Indian festivals.© Twitter
The lack of competition at ICC events has been the opposition of the Indian men’s cricket team for some time now. On this day, nine years ago India last won the final at an ICC event, when MS Dhoni guided the team to glory at the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. The ICC took to social media to commemorate the incident in commemoration of India’s victory over England in the final. “On this day in 2013, India added to their competitive edge as they beat England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy,” the ICC headlined the post.
ICC shared snippets of some key moments to match.
See: India’s victory over England in the 2013 Champions League final
In the ODI which was reduced to 20 overs per team due to rain, the Indian batters struggled, but attacks of 43 (34) and 33 * (25) by Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja respectively helped India post 129/7 after it imported by England.
Dhawan (31 killed 24) was the only other Indian batter to reach double-digit.
England’s top line-up is also surprising, but a 64-yard stand between Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara seems to put them back in control. However, Ishant Sharma left both batters on the 18th on to change the game.
Jos Buttler fell for the golden duck in the penultimate to Jadeja and Tim Bresnan completed two deliveries later.
Ravichandran Ashwin needed to protect 15 runs from the end of the season and he did so successfully as Stuart Broad and James Treadwell failed to pull off a miracle for England.
It is the title of the second Indian Champion.
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