ICC posts India's 2013 Champions Trophy winning moment, Stuart Broad's cryptic reply steals limelight
On this day, MS Dhoni became the first ever captain to win all ICC trophies.
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Even as team India is fighting it out for glory on the last day of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final against New Zealand, the nation rejoicing the 8-year-old winning moment in Champions Trophy. Exactly, on this day in 2013, India created history by beating England by five runs in the final which was curtailed to a 20-over affair due to incessant rain.
MS Dhoni also became the first captain ever to win all three ICC trophies – T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, the ICC posted a wonderful picture of Dhoni holding the trophy in his hand with the other two trophies behind. Even some of the iconic moments of those victories were highlighted in the picture and the fans also liked it a lot.
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However, England cricketer Stuart Broad posted a cryptic reply on the post to hog all the limelight. He compared the surface on offer for the CT 2013 Final to fifth day Test pitch which spun a lot. “Like a Day 5 Test pitch amazing spin (sic),” he wrote in his reply.
Here’s his reply
What happened in the match?
As far as the match is concerned, India were put in to bat first by England skipper Alastair Cook. However, the hosts managed to eke out early wickets to get into ascendancy. India were 66/5 after 13 overs at one stage. But Virat Kohli (43) and Ravindra Jadeja (33*) did well to post at least fighting total for the team. On the back of their knocks, the Men in Blue posted 129/7 on the board in 20 overs.
In response, England also lost their skipper Cook early in the second over. They were reeling at 46/4 in the ninth over at one stage. But Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan had other ideas as the duo added 64 runs in quick time to leave England get 20 runs from 15 balls. However, both of them got out off successive deliveries to Ishant Sharma and then the Indian spinners Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin spun the web in the last two overs.
England came so close only to lose by five runs as India turned things around at the fag end of the game. The memorable moment is still fresh in the minds of the fans and no wonder they are celebrating it even eight years down the line.