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India has completed 10 years of winning the Champions Trophy today

By Ravi - June 23, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 24, 2023 10:44 AM
India has completed 10 years of winning the Champions Trophy today

India has completed 10 years of winning the Champions Trophy today

On this day in 2013, India handed over the Champions Trophy to England. India won by 5 runs in Universal Championship. With this win, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain to win three different ICC tournament trophies. Before the Champions Trophy, they also won the Florida World Cup in 2011 and the T20 World Cup in 2007.

The Champions Trophy win in 2013 proved to be India's last trophy in an ICC tournament. After this victory, India played 3 ICC tournaments under the captaincy of Dhoni, 4 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and 2 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. 8 times the team also reached the knockout stage and 4 times in the final, but the trophy did not come to hand.

ICC ODI World Cup 2023

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Now after 4 months the ICC ODI World Cup will be held, due to the tournament being held in India itself, Team India is considered favorite but the chances of winning the trophy seem less as compared to the previous tournament.

It rained during the match in 2013

The Champions Trophy final, which started on 6 June 2013 between 8 teams, was played on 23 June. India and hosts England reached the final after topping their respective groups and winning the semi-finals. The weather in England is similarly infamous for rain, and rain played spoilsport in this tournament as well. It even rained in the final at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. Due to which the match of 50-50 overs had to be made of 20-20 overs.

Virat Kohli And Ravindra Jadeja Reached a Respectable Score

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The match started after rain, with England captain Alastair Cook winning the toss and electing to field first. With the new opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, the team entered the tournament for the first time and Rohit returned to the pavilion in the fourth over itself. Dhawan shared the innings with Virat Kohli after scoring 31 runs.

As soon as Dhawan was dismissed, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were dismissed after adding only 2 runs to the team's score. Here Ravindra Jadeja made an important partnership of 47 runs with Kohli. Kohli was dismissed for 43, while Jadeja scored 33 not out off 25 balls to take Team India's score to 129 for 7 wickets.

Morgan and Bopara handled England

Morgan and Bopara

Chasing a small target of 130 runs, the captain of the English team, Cook, was dismissed in the second over. The team lost wickets continuously and in the 9th over itself, 4 of their batsmen returned to the pavilion for 46 runs. From here, Oyen Morgan and Ravi Bopara made a fifty partnership to bring England closer to victory. The team now needed only 20 runs off 16 balls and both were at the crease.

Ishant Sharma's 2 balls turned the match


Ishant Sharma was throwing the 18th over in the second innings. After dotting the first ball, he hit a six on the second, he bowled the next two balls wide. 20 needed off 16 balls, here Ishant got Morgan caught at short mid-wicket and Bopara at short square leg. He took both the wickets on the third and fourth balls of the over and brought India back into the match. Only one run could be scored on the last 4 balls of his over.

Bowler of the tournament Jadeja gave 2 more shocks


England needing 19 runs off 12 balls, captain Dhoni handed the ball to tournament's top wicket taker Jadeja. He removed Jos Buttler and Tim Bresnan in the space of 3 balls and put England on the back foot conceding only 4 runs in the over. Jadeja won the Golden Ball after taking a total of 12 wickets in 5 matches of the tournament.

Ashwin's last over


India still had 15 runs to save in the last over. Dhoni handed the ball to Ravichandran Ashwin, who had taken 2 wickets for 6 runs in 3 overs before this over. He got a four off the second ball, followed by a single off the third ball and scored 2-2 off the fourth and fifth balls.

England need 6 off one ball, left-hander James Tredwell in front of Ashwin. Ashwin walks forward to bowl, stays for a while and then bowls a good length ball on the off stump. Treadwell swings the bat hard but misses the ball. No runs scored. Dhoni, standing behind the wicket, started dancing with joy, vice-captain Kohli uprooted the stumps and started celebrating the Champions Trophy victory with his teammates.

Dhoni was the first captain to win 3 ICC tournaments

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With winning the Champions Trophy title, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain in the world to win 3 different ICC tournaments. He also won India the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the T20 World Cup in 2007. Apart from him, Australia's Ricky Ponting is the only captain who has won the team 2 different ICC trophies under his captaincy. Under his captaincy, Australia won the 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cups as well as the 2006 and 2009 Champions Trophy.

Lost the last 3 tournaments under Dhoni's captaincy

Although MS Dhoni is the most successful limited overs captain of Team India, but in the last 3 ICC tournaments under his captaincy, Team India could not win the trophy despite being title contenders. After winning the Champions Trophy in 2013, India could not win the trophy under Dhoni's captaincy, losing to Sri Lanka in the 2014 T20 World Cup final, Australia in the 2015 ODI World Cup semi-final and West Indies in the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final.

Under Dhoni's captaincy, Team India reached the knockout stage of ICC tournaments 6 times and got eliminated from the group stage 4 times. These include 3 T20 World Cups (2009, 2010 and 2012) apart from the 2009 Champions Trophy.

India in ICC tournament under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy

Year Tournament Result
2007 T20 World Cup Win
2009 Champions Trophy Group Stage
2009 T20 World Cup Group Stage
2010 T20 World Cup Group Stage
2011 One Day World Cup Win
2012 T20 World Cup Group Stage
2013 Champions Trophy Win
2014 T20 World Cup Run Up
2015 One Day World Cup Semifinal
2016 T20 World Cup Semifinal

India in ICC tournament under the captaincy of Virat Kohli

Year Tournament Result
2017 Champions Trophy Run Up
2019 One Day World Cupy Semifinal
2021 WTC Final Run Up
2021 T20 World Cup Group Stage

India in ICC tournament under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma

Year Tournament Result
2022 T20 World Cup Semifinal
2023 WTC Final Run Up

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