India Wins Champions Trophy 2013 By Beating England

Today Dhoni become the only captain who has won all the ICC tournaments in his captaincy as India defeated England in Final of Champions trophy 2013 by just 5 runs. Dhoni has won T20 World Cup, ICC World Cup and now ICC Champions Trophy as captain. Champions trophy has also become part of history now with India's win today as it was the final edition of CT. in future we will see test league instead of champions trophy

Today England won the toss and offered strong Indian team to bat first. right after toss rain started and continued for several hours. the match was reduced to only 20 overs due to rain. India scored 129 runs in 20 overs for loss of 7 wickets. Dhawan, Kohli and Jadeja helped India to reach total of 129. India was 5 down on 66 but after that Kohli and Jadeja set a good partnership of 47 runs. this partnership helped India set a fighting total.

English openers were not able to give good start as Cook got out after scoring just 2 runs. English wickets continued to fall after every few overs.  however Morgan and Bopara played well.

in 17th over when it was looking that England will win this match easily Ishant Sharma got 2 wickets on two consecutive balls of Morgan and Bopara which completely changed the match for India. In the end England remained 5 runs short from the target by making 124 runs and India got the victory. Ashwin, Jadeja and Sharma got 2 wickets each.

Indian players were wearing white coats in the celebration ceremony and they were looking really excited. Virat Kohli even performed Gangnam Style.

it was the last Edition of ICC Champions trophy. ICC has decided to end this event and held Test championship in future instead of Champions trophy. so CT is history now and India is its last champion.
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