Birmingham, June 24 (): India defeated England by five runs in a rain-disrupted ICC Champions Trophy final played at Edgbaston on Sunday. The match was reduced to 20 overs a side as hosts finished on 124 for eight chasing 129 set by India.
Chasing 130 in 20 overs England were 110 for four in the 18th over. Ishant Sharma took two wickets in two balls to remove Eoin Morgan (33) and Ravi Bopara (30) and turned the match to India’s favour.
England lost five wickets for three runs in eight balls and needed 15 runs from last 6 balls and six off the last ball, while Tredwell missed the last ball of Ashwin. Ashwin Jadeja and Ishant took 2 wickets each.
After put into bat by England, Rohit Sharma was bowled by Stuart Broad for nine. Shikhar Dhawan made 31 from 24 balls and was caught by James Tredwell off Ravi Bopara in the ninth over, when the score was 50. India lost three quick wickets of Dinesh Karthik (6), Suresh Raina (1) and skipper Dhoni (0) and tumbled to 66 for 5 in 13th over. However, Virat Kohli’s 33-ball 43 and Jadeja’s 21-ball 23, post India to 129-7 in 20 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja was declared the man of the match and also given the ‘golden ball’ for picking the most number of wickets (12) in the tournament. Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan won the ‘golden bat’ for scoring the most runs (363) in the tournament.
Dhoni defending the modest total said “It’s important to be positive. I said let’s look for a good start, that’s something that’s very critical, don’t look at the result.” Dhoni is the first captain in world cricket to have won all major ICC trophies winning ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, World Twenty20 in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011.
India: 129 for 7 in 20 overs
|Rohit Sharma||b Stuart Broad||9||14||1||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c James Tredwell b Ravi Bopara||31||24||2||1|
|Virat Kohli||c Ravi Bopara b James Anderson||43||34||4||1|
|Dinesh Karthik||c Eoin Morgan b James Tredwell||6||11||0||0|
|Suresh Raina||c Alastair Cook b Ravi Bopara||1||6||0||0|
|MS Dhoni (C) (W)||c James Tredwell b Ravi Bopara||0||4||0||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||33||25||2||2|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||run out (Ian Bell)||1||1||0||0|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||not out||1||1||0||0|
Fall of Wickets: 1-19 (R Sharma, 3.5 ov), 2-50 (S Dhawan, 8.2 ov), 3-64 (D Karthik, 11.1 ov), 4-66 (S Raina, 12.2 ov), 5-66 (M Dhoni, 13 ov), 6-113 (V Kohli, 18.3 ov), 7-119 (R Ashwin, 19.2 ov)
England: 124 for 8 in 20 overs
|Alastair Cook (C)||c Ravichandran Ashwin b Umesh Yadav||2||9||0||0|
|Ian Bell||st MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja||13||16||1||0|
|Jonathan Trott||st MS Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin||20||17||2||0|
|Joe Root||c Ishant Sharma b Ravichandran Ashwin||7||9||0||0|
|Eoin Morgan||c Ravichandran Ashwin b Ishant Sharma||33||30||3||1|
|Ravi Bopara||c Ravichandran Ashwin b Ishant Sharma||30||25||0||2|
|Jos Buttler (W)||b Ravindra Jadeja||0||1||0||0|
|Tim Bresnan||run out (Rohit Sharma)||2||4||0||0|
|Stuart Broad||not out||7||5||1||0|
|James Tredwell||not out||5||4||0||0|
Fall of Wickets: 1-3 (A Cook, 1.5 ov), 2-28 (J Trott, 5.1 ov), 3-40 (J Root, 7.4 ov), 4-46 (I Bell, 8.4 ov), 5-110 (E Morgan, 17.3 ov), 6-110 (R Bopara, 17.4 ov), 7-112 (J Buttler, 18.2 ov), 8-113 (T Bresnan, 18.4 ov)