Virat Kohli does the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance during Indian celebrations.©Twitter
The lack of trophies in ICC events has been a criticism of the Indian men’s cricket team for quite some time now. It was on this day, nine years ago, that India last claimed top honors at an ICC event, when MS Dhoni led the team to glory at the Champions Trophy ICC 2013. ICC took to social media to remember the event on the anniversary of India’s victory over England in the final. “On this day in 2013, India added to their roster by beating England in the ICC Champions Trophy final,” the ICC captioned the post.
The ICC shared clips of some of the key moments from the game.
Watch: Highlights from India’s win over England in the 2013 Champions Trophy final
In an ODI reduced to 20 overs per team due to rain, India’s batters struggled, but shots of 43 (34) and 33* (25) from Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja respectively helped India to post 129/7 after being set up by England.
Dhawan (31 of 24) was the only other Indian hitter to hit double digit numbers.
England’s top order was also wobbly, but a 64-point stand between Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara seemed to put them back in control. However, Ishant Sharma fired both batters in the 18th to turn the game around.
Jos Buttler fell in love with a golden duck in the penultimate against Jadeja and Tim Bresnan was exhausted two deliveries later.
Ravichandran Ashwin needed to defend 15 points from the final and did so successfully as Stuart Broad and James Treadwell failed to pull off a miracle for England.
It was India’s second Champions Trophy title.
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