2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final scorecard – India Vs England

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2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final scorecard - India Vs England
2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final scorecard - India Vs England

In the annals of cricket history, the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final stands as an iconic moment that transcends borders and unites fans worldwide. This clash of cricketing titans was not merely a contest but a grand spectacle that showcased the sheer brilliance and sportsmanship of the game. In this article, we will take a look at 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final scorecard.

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final: A Historic Cricket Battle

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final took place on June 23, 2013, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, England. The tournament itself was a shortened version of the ICC Cricket World Cup, featuring the top eight One Day International (ODI) teams in the world. The final saw the arch-rivals of cricket, India and England, face off in what promised to be a thrilling encounter.

India Vs England - 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final
India Vs England – 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final

India’s Pursuit of Glory 

Team India, led by the charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had a remarkable journey to the final. They showcased their dominance by winning three out of three matches in the group stage. Victories against South Africa, West Indies, and Pakistan secured India’s place in knockouts where they defeated Sri Lanka which solidified India’s spot in the final. The “Men in Blue” were in prime form, and their fans were eagerly awaiting another moment of cricketing glory.

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All ICC Trophies won by India – 2013 Champions Trophy

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy saw some stellar performances from Indian players. Shikhar Dhawan, the flamboyant opening batsman, emerged as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 363 runs to his name. The young Ravindra Jadeja showcased his spin bowling skills, tormenting opposition batsmen throughout the tournament.

England’s Road to the Final

As the host nation, England had high hopes of clinching the trophy. Led by Alastair Cook, the English team had a strong mix of experienced players and promising talents. The home advantage further fueled their aspirations of victory. The hosts won two out of three matches in the group stage. England faced South Africa in the semi finals and defeated them to secure a place in the final of 2013 Champions Trophy. England’s well-rounded team was poised to give India a tough challenge in the final.

The Thrilling Encounter between Indian and England

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final was a nail-biting contest from start to finish. With a capacity crowd at Edgbaston, the atmosphere was electric, and the stakes were high. Let’s dive into the heart-pounding moments that made this final a historic clash.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final scorecard

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and England was reduced to 20 overs per side due to persistent rain interruptions on the scheduled day of the match. The tournament had been plagued by poor weather throughout, and the final was no exception.

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Final – India’s Innings

Winning the toss, England elected to bowl first. India’s innings got off to a shaky start with the early loss of opener Rohit Sharma. However, Virat Kohli’s brilliant knock and a quickfire innings by Jadeja steadied the ship. India posted a low total of 129/7 in their 20 overs, setting England a target of 130 runs for victory.

India  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma 
b Broad 9 14 18 1 0 64.28
Shikhar Dhawan 
c Tredwell b Bopara 31 24 40 2 1 129.16
Virat Kohli 
c Bopara b Anderson 43 34 66 4 1 126.47
Dinesh Karthik 
c Morgan b Tredwell 6 11 10 0 0 54.54
Suresh Raina 
c Cook b Bopara 1 6 3 0 0 16.66
MS Dhoni (c)†
c Tredwell b Bopara 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Ravindra Jadeja 
not out 33 25 35 2 2 132.00
Ravichandran Ashwin 
run out (Bell) 1 1 5 0 0 100.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 
not out 1 1 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (w 4) 4
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.45) 129/7
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
James Anderson
4 0 24 1 6.00 15 2 1 0 0
Stuart Broad
4 0 26 1 6.50 9 0 2 0 0
Tim Bresnan
4 0 34 0 8.50 7 1 1 3 0
James Tredwell
4 0 25 1 6.25 11 4 0 0 0
Ravi Bopara
4 1 20 3 5.00 12 2 0 1 0

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Final – England’s Chase

England’s chase was met with stiff resistance from the Indian bowlers. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma delivered crucial wickets, while Jadeja’s disciplined bowling kept the English batsmen at bay. The tension in the stadium was palpable as the match went down to the wire.

England  (Target: 130 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Alastair Cook (c)
c Ashwin b Yadav 2 9 6 0 0 22.22
Ian Bell 
st †Dhoni b Jadeja 13 16 38 1 0 81.25
Jonathan Trott 
st †Dhoni b Ashwin 20 17 14 2 0 117.64
Joe Root 
c I Sharma b Ashwin 7 9 8 0 0 77.77
Eoin Morgan 
c Ashwin b I Sharma 33 30 44 3 1 110.00
Ravi Bopara 
c Ashwin b I Sharma 30 25 40 0 2 120.00
Jos Buttler †
b Jadeja 0 1 7 0 0 0.00
Tim Bresnan 
run out (RG Sharma/†Dhoni) 2 4 6 0 0 50.00
Stuart Broad 
not out 7 5 12 1 0 140.00
James Tredwell 
not out 5 4 9 0 0 125.00
Extras (lb 1, w 4) 5
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.20) 124/8
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
3 0 19 0 6.33 6 2 0 0 0
Umesh Yadav
2 0 10 1 5.00 6 0 0 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja
4 0 24 2 6.00 11 1 1 0 0
Ravichandran Ashwin
4 1 15 2 3.75 16 1 0 2 0
Ishant Sharma
4 0 36 2 9.00 9 1 2 2 0
Suresh Raina
3 0 19 0 6.33 6 2 0 0 0

2013 Champions Trophy Final – The Last Over

With England needing 15 runs off the final over, Ashwin was entrusted with the ball. What unfolded was cricketing drama at its best. Ashwin bowled a masterclass in the final over, conceding just nine runs. India sealed a remarkable victory by a margin of 5 runs, capturing the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final was a spectacle that will forever be etched in the memories of cricket fans. It was a battle of nerves, skills, and determination. As we revisit this historic encounter, we celebrate the essence of cricket, where sportsmanship and passion converge on the grand stage.