This Is How India Won ICC Champions Trophy 2013
ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013 FINAL MATCH:
Final: ENGLAND VS INDIA
Date: 23 June 2013 – Time: 9:30 GMT
Venue: Edgebasten, Birmingham
So here we are as two of the best teams in the last ever ICC Champions Trophy India and England made it to the final with some style, specially Indians who have been sensational since they arrived in England, their batting bowling and even fielding ahs been top notch and they will go into the final against England in their own backyard as favourite.
DHONI AND CO ARE CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013
India beat England in the Final of the Champions Trophy with 5 runs, after the game was reduced to a 20/20 contest, After batting first India posted a decent total on a difficult wicket, 128 however looking at England batting lineup looked very much getable but quick wickets early in the innings put England on the back football and India took control of the match.
It should not be a surprise for many as Indian will have more support than England playing in United Kingdom. Its a massive game for Indians who can become only the 2nd team in history to have won two back to back big ICC Events like Australian hodling World Cup and Champions Trophy at the same time.
INDIA ROAD TO THE FINAL:
Shekhar Dhawan – 332
Rohit Sharma – 168
V Kohli – 133
Indians started the event with a crushing win against South Africa in the first match of the group stages, and it has been scary to see how the disposed of very good ODI units like Pakistan and West indies and on their way to the final they also beat Sri Lanka in the Semifinals by 8 wickets and never in 1 match their lower order has to come and rescue, players like Dhawan and Rohat Sharma has provided good start in every game, while Virat Kohli and Denish Karthik has been up to the mark when ever team needed.
On the other hand bowling of Indian side has been special, when ever team needed they campe up and performed and the surprise package has been Jadeja who is the just 1 wicket behind from being the leading bowler in the event while Ishant Sharma has taken 10 wickets.
Ravinder Jadeja – 10 Wickets
Ishant Sharma – 8 Wickets
England Road to the Final:
England on the other hand are playing some quality cricket as well, they beat Australia and New Zealand in the group stages while disposed off South Africa in the Semifinal of the Champions Trophy 2013 and book their place in the final where they will be taking on India in what should be another cracket of a game.