India win Champions Trophy 2013!
A rain-reduced 20-overs a side contest was eventually won India in a thrilling contest. The visitors defeated England by 5 runs to win the Champions Trophy title.
A rain-reduced 20-overs a side contest was eventually won by India in a thrilling contest. The visitors defeated England by 5 runs to win the Champions Trophy title.
Heavy rains had lashed Edgbaston and it, for most parts, looked like the match may be washed out. This after England had won the toss and chosen to field.
Once match began, the hosts started dictating terms against Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik.
Rain once again returned after 6 overs forcing players to head back. The match though began again and this time, clouds kept away from the playing arena.
Stuart Broad struck first for England when he removed Rohit Sharma (in pic) for 9 in the fourth over.
Shikhar Dhawan was the next to go as the in-form player's watchful 31 off 40 was brought to an end by Ravi Bopara.
Bopara returned to dismiss Suresh Raina and India skipper MS Dhoni in the same over to leave the visitors in tatters.
Virat Kohli though anchored himself and hit some fluent shots to help India post 129/7. There were also some good shots towards the end by Ravindra Jadeja.
In reply, England skipper Alastair Cook fell early when he edged Umesh Yadav to the slips. He scored just 2.
Jonathan Trott was India's next victim and he was dismissed by R Ashwin (right) on 20. He was stumped by Dhoni.
Jadeja was brought on and he did not disappoint Indian fans as he removed Ian Bell on 13 - once again a stumping bringing about an Enlgishman's demise.
Eoin Morgan (in pic) and Ravi Bopara rebuilt England's innings and took the side tantalisingly close before it all came apart.
Ishant Sharma struck twice in the 18th over of the innings when he removed both danger men to bring India back in the game.
From here, England's innings came apart at the seams and the side folded on 124/8.