India won the CT 2013. (Source: Twitter)

MS Dhoni is considered to be one of the most successful captains in the world. Dhoni led India to winning triumphs in all the three ICC events.

On this day in 2013, a young Indian team etched name in the record book after they lifted the Champions Trophy in England after beating the hosts in the final.

In a rain-affected match in Birmingham, India scored 129/7 in allotted 20 overs. After losing in-form Rohit Sharma for just 9, Shikhar Dhawan and the then vice-captain Virat Kohli steadied the ship for the side and put up a partnership of 31 before Dhawan was out for 31.

India then lost wickets at regular intervals but Kohli stood firm at the other end scoring an important 43. Ravindra Jadeja too chipped in with an unbeaten 25-ball 33.

In reply, Indian bowler picked up early wickets and left the home side tottering at 46/4 when Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan came together and built a partnership of 64 for the fifth wicket.

But a gamble from Dhoni paid off pretty well for India as Ishant Sharma scalped the wickets of both Bopara and Morgan on consecutive deliveries to reduc England to 110/6. The hosts were on the backfoot from then on.

They needed a maximum on the last ball of the game but Ashwin denied them the scoring and India won the title and the match by 5 euns.


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