India won the Champions Trophy title on this day
Dhoni became the captain to win 3 different ICC trophies
New Delhi. Team India won the Champions Trophy on this day i.e. in 2013 i.e. on 23rd June by defeating England. Then Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain. In the rain-interrupted final, India defeated England by 5 runs in a thrilling match. Along with winning the Champions Trophy, Dhoni had a special record in his name. He became the first captain to win 3 different ICC trophies. Before the Champions Trophy, he won the ODI World Cup in 2011 and 4 years before that in 2007, India won the first T20 World Cup in South Africa.
After this it has been 10 years and India could not win any ICC title. India also reached the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017. Then Pakistan defeated him and recently played the final of the World Test Championship under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. But, Australia turned water on the hopes of winning the title. Earlier, India also lost the final of WTC in 2021 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. In these 10 years, India reached the finals of ICC tournaments 4 times and failed four times.
Now India has a chance to end this drought of ICC trophy at home. The World Cup is going to be held in India in October-November and due to the tournament being held at home, the hope of winning the team is strong.
Dhoni did amazing captaincy
As far as the 2013 Champions Trophy final is concerned, that match is remembered for the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni did a wonderful captaincy in the rain-interrupted match. He had played big bets on Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin. He got the 18th over of the innings done by Ishant, whereas earlier he proved to be very expensive. At the same time, Dhoni handed the ball to Ashwin in the last over. His bet worked and India won the final by 5 runs.
India beat England by 5 runs
Due to rain, the final of Champions Trophy was 20-20 overs. Batting first, India scored 129 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 43, Ravindra Jadeja scored 33 runs. Chasing the target of 130 runs, England also lost 4 wickets within 50 runs. After this, Oyen Morgan and Ravi Bopara handled the England innings and added 64 runs for the 5th wicket.
It seemed that England would win. But, in the 18th over, Ishant Sharma made India return to the match by dismissing Morgan and Bopara on two consecutive balls. After this, Jadeja dismissed Jos Buttler. England needed 15 runs in the last over and R Ashwin gave only 9 runs. In this way India won both the match and the title by 5 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023