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ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales
The last edition of the tournament!
June 6-23, 2013
Final Line up
India vs England Final - ICC Champions Trophy 2013
India win by 5 runs in 20-over a side thriller
June 23, 2013India added the 2013 Champions Trophy to the 2002 trophy they shared with Sri Lanka, beating England narrowly by 5 runs in a game that was there for the hosts to win. With this win, MS Dhoni became the first captain in the world to have won all ICC trophies. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India had earlier won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007 and the 2011 World Cup held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Chasing a modest 130 for a win, Ravi Bopara (30) and Eoin Morgan (33) had things under control and was going for the kill when Ishant Sharma turned it around with two wickets in two balls, after a six and two wide balls in the 18th over. That started a collapse that saw four wickets lost for three runs in eight balls. England finished on 124/8 after James Tredwell missed the last ball of the innings with six required for victory.
Earlier Kohli top-scored for India with 43, rescuing the team's innings when it was in danger of unraveling on 66/5 after 13 overs. Dhawan, who went into the final as the tournament's leading scorer with 332 runs in four matches, hit 31 of 24 balls that included a six over third-man against Broad. Man-of-match Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on a 25-ball 33, before returning to take 2-24. He was also given the 'golden ball' for picking the most number of wickets, 12, in the tournament. Explosive left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan won the 'golden bat' for scoring the most runs - 363 from five matches at an average of 90.75. He hit two centuries and a half-century with a highest of 114.
Reported earlier: England won the toss and elected to field first under wet and cloudy conditions in Edgbaston, Birmingham. India plays with an unchanged side. The final, worth $2 million to the winners and $1 million to the runners-up, will be contested by teams who’ve justified their status as the top-ranked one-day sides in the world.
England Total: 124/8 in 20 ov RR 6.20
1-3: Cook c Ashwin b Yadav 2 (9)
2-28: Trott st Dhoni b Ashwin 20 (17)
3-40: Root c Ishant Sharma b Ashwin 7 (9)
4-46: Bell st Dhoni b Jadeja 13 (16)
5-110: Morgan c Ashwin b I Sharma 33 (30)
6-110: Bopara c Ashwin b I Sharma 30 (24)
7-112: Buttler b Jadeja 0 (7)
8-113: Bresnan run out 2 (4)
India Total: 129/7 (20/20 ov) RR 6.45
1-19: Rohit Sharma b Broad 9 (14)
2-50: Dhawan c Tredwell b Bopara 31 (24)
3-64: Karthik c Morgan b Tredwell 6 (11)
4-66: Raina c Cook b Bopara 1 (6)
5-66: Dhoni c Tredwell b Bopara 0 (4)
6-113: Kohli c Bopara b Anderson 43 (34)
7-120: Ashwin run out 1 (1)
India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
England XI: Cook (capt), Bell, Trott, Root, Morgan, Bopara, Buttler (wk), Bresnan, Broad, Tredwell, Anderson.
Final, IND vs ENG: India 129/7 in 20 ov (Kohli 43, Bopara 3-20) beat England 124/8 in 20 ov (Morgan 33) by 5 runs
Path to Final
@ Edgbaston, Birmingham
India to meet England in the final
June 21, 2013In the final of the last edition of the Champions Trophy at Birmingham on Sunday, world's top-ranked one-day side India will meet hosts England, a team that has never won a world 50-over event. Even as rain threatens the grand finale, India start favourites - with an 8/11 odds on to win this weekend's final according to the bookmakers. The Men in Blue have won eight of the last ten one-day internationals played against England spanning two one-day series, both in India, 5-0 and 3-2.
Merely three survivors - Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and captain MS Dhoni - remain from the XI who were victors over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in 2011, but the inexperienced but fearless and aggressive team as a unit is proving to be unstoppable. The Indians have won six matches from six - including two warm-up games - with their young bowlers relishing unfamiliar English conditions and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan becoming the star of the tournament.
India (probable XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
England vs India ODIs from 1974 to 2013: Played: 86, India won: 46, England won: 35, Tied: 2, No-result: 3
ICC Champions Trophy Highest Run Scorers 2013
Semi-Final Line up
India vs Sri Lanka Semifinal ICC Champions Trophy 2013
2nd Semifinal, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
India beat Sri Lanka, will meet England in the final
June 20, 2013Mahendra Dhoni's side thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Cardiff to set up a Champions Trophy final with England. Needing only 182 to win, India cantered home inside 36 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring an effortless 68 while Virat Kohli hit a sparkling unbeaten 58. Earlier India's spinners found turn to restrict Angelo Mathews' men to 181-8, after the seamers reduced them to 41/3.
India Total: 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) - RR 5.20
1-77: Rohit Sharma b Mathews 33 (50)
2-142: Dhawan st Sangakkara b Mendis 68 (92)
Not outs: Kohli 58*, Raina 7*; Extras: 16
Sri Lanka Total: 181/8 in 50 ov - RR 3.62
1-6: Perera c Raina b Kumar 4 (8)
1-17: Dilshan retired hurt 12 (14)
2-36: Thirimanne c Raina b I Sharma 7 (31)
3-41: Sangakkara c Raina b I Sharma 17 (44)
4-119: Jayawardene b Jadeja 38 (63)
5-158: Mathews c Kumar b Ashwin 51 (89)
6-160: Perera c Dhawan b I Sharma 0 (4)
7-164: Kulasekara b Ashwin 1 (3)
8-171: Mendis st Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (35)
Not outs: Dilshan 18*, Malinga 7*, Herath DNB; Extras: 13
Reported earlier: India, the only side in the group stage of this Champions Trophy with a perfect record, will meet Sri Lanka in Thursday's semi-final at the 16,000-seat Sophia Gardens. The match is threatened by rain and in case of a wash-out, India will go through to the final against England in Birmingham on June 23rd. Hard-hitting Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading scorer so far with 264 runs including two hundreds.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has stated that his team is physically and mentally ready for the challenge posed by the formidable Indian side.
India (probable XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka (probable XI): Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga.
2nd Semifinal, IND vs SRL: India 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) beat Sri Lanka 181/8 in 50 ov (Mathews 51, Ishant 3-33, Ashwin 3-48) by 8 wickets
England vs South Africa Semifinal ICC Champions Trophy 2013
1st Semifinal, The Oval, London
England reach final with easy win over South Africa
June 19, 2013England romped into the Champions Trophy final with a seven-wicket victory over a South Africa side who once again choked in a major semi-final. The Proteas collapsed to 80/8 before a 95-run stand between David Miller (56*) and Rory Kleinveldt (43) hauled them to 175. Jonathan Trott's 82 not out saw England, who have never won a global 50-over competition, across the winning line in the 38th over.
1st Semifinal, ENG vs SAF: England 179/3 in 37.3 ov (Trott 82*, Root 48) beat South Africa 175 in 38.4 ov (Miller 56*, Kleinveldt 43, Tredwell 3-19) by 7 wickets
Australia vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
12th Match, Group A
Sri Lanka beat Australia, will meet India in the Semis
Jun 17, 2013Sri Lanka will play Group B winners India in the semifinals on Thursday in Cardiff after ousting defending champions Australia by 20 runs. They overtook New Zealand in the standings, but are behind England on the basis of net runrate. Group A winners England will meet South Africa a day earlier at The Oval. Points Table.
Reported earlier: Scenarios at innings break (Australia need 254):
Scenario 1A: Sri Lanka win - England and Sri Lanka through to the next round. Semis: South Africa (B#2) vs England (A#1); India (B#1) vs Sri Lanka (A#2)
Scenario 1B: Sri Lanka restrict Australia to 164, Sri Lanka will top the table. Semis: South Africa (B#2) vs Sri Lanka (A#1); India (B#1) vs England (A#2)
Scenario 2A: Australia win in 29.1 overs, they are through to the semis with England. Semis: England (A#1) vs South Africa (B#2); India (B#1) vs Australia (A#2)
Scenario 2B: Australia win this after 29.1 overs, New Zealand are through to the semis. Semis: South Africa (B#2) vs England (A#1); India (B#1) vs New Zealand (A#2)
Scenario 3: Draw/Tie, New Zealand, England are through to the semis. Semis: South Africa (B#2) vs England (A#1); India (B#1) vs New Zealand (A#2)
SRL vs AUS: Sri Lanka 253/8 (Mahela Jayawardene 84*) beat Australia 233 in 42.3 ov by 20 runs
England vs New Zealand, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
11th Match, Group A
England win, likely to play Group B runners-up South Africa in the semis
Jun 16, 2013Kane Williamson's batting (67 off 54 balls) brought New Zealand within 10 runs of the target, but England claimed the victory needed to advance to the semis of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff. Captain Alastair Cook made an excellent 64 of 47 balls, and was dropped on 14, 37 and 45 by Nathan McCullum, in a match that was delayed by nearly five hours due to incessant rain. England posted 169 from a reduced 24 overs, despite a late collapse. Nathan McCullum ended up taking four catches in total.
ENG vs NZL: England 169 in 23.3/24 ov (Cook 64, Mills 4-30) beat New Zealand 159/8 in 24 ov (Williamson 67) by 10 runs
India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
10th match, Group B
India move into the semis with a perfect record
Jun 15, 2013India beat Pakistan in front of 22,000 boisterous flag-waving supporters from both sides at Birmingham by 8 wickets in a rain-marred match that resulted in three revised victory targets. Pakistan played 40 overs, made 165, and India at first needed 168 from 40 ov by the D/L method. The target was then revised to 157 from 36 ov after another rain delay and finally India were asked to make 102 from 22 ov as more time was lost to rain.
Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 114 vs South Africa and 102 not out vs West Indies, hit a fluent 48 after sharing an opening stand of 58 with Rohit Sharma. Earlier, man-of-the-match Bhuvneshwar Kumar made things difficult for Pakistan with figures of 8-2-19-2, while Jadeja claimed two crucial wickets for 30. Ishant Sharma and Ashwin also claimed two wickets apiece.
Already confirmed as winners of Group B and assured of a place in the semi-finals, India maintained their 100% record while with the third loss from as many matches, Pakistan has been eliminated from the tournament. India's opponents in the last four will be the Group A runners-up.
India Total: 102/2 (19.1/22 ov) RR 5.32
1-58: Rohit Sharma c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 18 (32)
2-78: Dhawan c Nasir Jamshed b Wahab Riaz 48 (41)
Not outs: Kohli 22 (27) and Karthik 11 (15); Extras: 3
Pakistan Total: 165 (39.4/40 ov) RR 4.15
1-4: Nasir Jamshed c Raina b Kumar 2 (9)
2-50: Mohammad Hafeez c Dhoni b Kumar 27 (31)
3-56: Kamran Akmal c Kohli b Ashwin 21 (38)
4-110: Misbah-ul-Haq b Jadeja 22 (33)
5-131: Asad Shafiq c Dhoni b Sharma 41 (57)
6-139: Shoaib Malik lbw b Jadeja 17 (23)
7-140: Wahab Riaz b Ashwin 0 (2)
8-159: Saeed Ajmal c Rohit Sharma b Sharma 5 (16)
9-159: Junaid Khan run out (Kohli) 0 (1)
10-165: Mohammad Irfan run out 0 (2)
Not outs: Amin 27 (26); Extras: 3
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul Haq, Kamran Akmal, Umar Amin, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Ian Gould.
IND vs PAK: India 102/2 in 19.1, target 102 from 22 ov (Dhawan 48) beat Pakistan 165 in 39.4/40 ov by 8 wickets
South Africa vs West Indies, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
9th match, Group B
Match tied, South Africa progresses
Jun 14, 2013After South Africa posted 230/6 in their 31 overs, West Indies made 190/6 in 26.1 overs before rain stopped play. Kieron Pollard (28 off 23) was out on the final delivery before rain stoppage, and if he had kept his wicket intact, West Indies would have won the match and qualified for the semi-finals. Instead they finished level with the Duckworth/Lewis par score, the match finished in a tie and South Africa progressed to the semi-finals.
SAF vs WIN: South Africa 230/6 (31 ov) vs West Indies 190/6 (26.1 ov), Match tied D/L method
England vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
8th match, Group A
Sangakkara seals win for Lanka
Jun 13, 2013Kumar Sangakkara's unbeaten 134 off 135 balls and some mighty blows by Nuwan Kulasekara powered Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory over England in a high-scoring thriller on Thursday. England was on course to clinch a semifinal berth after posting 293/7 under The Oval lights, but Sri Lanka made light of the imposing target by beating England with 17 balls to spare to stay alive in the tournament. England must now beat New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday to guarantee reaching the last four.
ENG vs SRL: Sri Lanka 297/3 in 47.1 ov (Sangakkara 134*, Kulasekara 58*) beat England 293/7 (Trott 76, Root 68) by 7 wickets
Australia vs New Zealand, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
7th match, Group A
Match abandoned after rain
Jun 12, 2013Australia and New Zealand took a point apiece as their Champions Trophy Group A match was abandoned due to rain. New Zealand were 51-2 when rain arrived after 15 overs.
AUS vs NZL: Australia 243/8 vs New Zealand 51/2 in 15 ov - No result
India vs West Indies, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
6th Match, Group B
India beat Windies, march into semifinals
Jun 12, 2013Shikhar Dhawan hit his second straight ton in the Champions Trophy as India crushed West Indies by eight wickets to book a place in the semis. India reached their target of 234 with more than 10 overs to spare. They restricted their opponents to 233 for nine as Ravindra Jadeja (5/36) ripped through the middle-order and then openers Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (52) added 101 in only 15.3 overs. Karthik hit eight boundaries in his 54-ball knock of 51* as he added 109 runs for the undefeated 3rd wicket stand with Dhawan.
Reported earlier: India, the reigning 50-over World Cup champions, will meet West Indies, the current T20 World champions in the Champions Trophy at The Oval today. India have won eight of their last 11 one-dayers against the West Indies over the past three years. The last time they clashed at the same venue was in the 1983 World Cup final, in which India upset the then world champions West Indies to win their first major tournament.
India (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
West Indies (from): Dwayne Bravo (capt), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.
IND vs WIN: India 236/2 in 39.1 ov (Dhawan 102*, Karthik 51*, R Sharma 52) beat West Indies 233/9 (Charles 60, Sammy 56*, Jadeja 5-36) by 8 wickets
Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
5th Match, Group B
South Africa cruise past Pakistan
Jun 10, 2013Pre-tournament favourites South Africa recorded their first win of the Champions Trophy with a 67-run victory over Pakistan in Group B day/night match at Edgbaston on Monday as man-of-the-match Hashim Amla (81) top-scored in Proteas' 234 for nine.
Pakistan's 39-year-old captain Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 55 in front of a partisan 24,000 crowd, but they lost wickets regularly, eventually succumbing for 167 all out from 45 overs.
PAK vs SAF: South Africa 234/9 in 50 ov (Amla 81) beat Pakistan 167 in 45 ov by 67 runs
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
4th Match, Group A
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 1 wkt
Jun 9, 2013New Zealand struggled to a one-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in a low-scoring but entertaining Champions Trophy Group A encounter in Cardiff. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored with 68 but Sri Lanka were all out for 138 in the 38th over. The Kiwis lost three wickets for one run in eight balls but despite being down for 34/4 at one stage, they managed to scramble to victory in the 37th over with one wicket left.
NZL vs SRL: New Zealand 139/9 in 36.3 ov (Malinga 4-34) beat Sri Lanka 138 in 37.5 ov (Sangakkara 68, McClenaghan 4-43) by 1 wkt
England vs Australia, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
3rd Match, Group A
England beat Australia by 48 runs
Jun 8, 2013James Anderson claimed 3-20 as England opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a 48-run victory over Australia at Edgbaston. Ian Bell top-scored with 91 in England's 269/6, while despite a 55 from stand-in skipper George Bailey and James Faulkner's unbeaten 54, Australia could only reach 221/9.
ENG vs AUS: England 269/6 in 50 ov (Bell 91) beat Australia 221/9 in 50 ov (Bailey 55, Faulkner 54*) by 48 runs
Pakistan vs West Indies, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
2nd Match, Group B
West Indies beat Pakistan by two wickets
Jun 7, 2013West Indies beat Pakistan by two wickets in the second match of the ICC Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval, in London on Friday. West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin was charged with breaching the ICC’s code of conduct after appearing to claim a catch he dropped off Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq, with the batsman on 0 at the time, and Pakistan at 17 for three. Misbah went on to make ninety-six not out from a total of 170 all out.
Chasing 171 to win, West Indies were cruising at 78 for two before wickets started falling. They reached 172 for eight in the 41st over to register a narrow two-wicket victory.
PAK vs WIN: West Indies 172/8 in 40.4 ov beat Pakistan 170 in 48 ov (Misbah-ul-Hag 96*, Nasir Jamshed 50) by 2 wickets
India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
1st Match, Group B
Maiden century for Dhawan helps India to opening victory
Jun 6, 2013World champions India began their Champions Trophy campaign with a 26-run victory over South Africa with the help of Shikhar Dhawan (114), who hit his first ODI hundred and shared a stand of 127 with Rohit Sharma (65). Raveendra Jadeja made a rapid unbeaten 47 as India posted 331/7 in Cardiff in the first match of the tournament, having been put in to bat first. In reply, South Africa were 305 all out.
IND vs SAF: India 331/7 in 50 ov (Dhawan 114, Rohit 65) beat South Africa 305 in 50 ov by 26 runs
India vs Australia: India beat Australia by 243 runs
Jun 4, 2013Umesh Yadav took the first five Australian wickets to fall, as they collapsed to 34 for six wickets by the end of the 12th over and were eventually bowled out for a paltry 65 in 23.3 overs. Paceman Ishant Sharma supported Yadav well by taking 3 for just 11 runs in his five overs.
Earlier, opting to bat first, India fought back from 55/5 and rattled up a challenging 308 for six. Karthik smashed an unbeaten 146 (140 balls, 17 fours and a six) and added 211 runs for the sixth wicket with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who scored 91 (77 balls, 6 fours and four sixes).
IND vs AUS: India 308/6 in 50 overs (Dinesh Karthik 146*, Dhoni 91) beat Australia 65 in 23.3 overs (Umesh Yadav 5-18) by 243 runs
India vs Sri Lanka: Kohli, Karthik chase down 333, script unlikely win
Jun 1, 2013Virat Kohli (144) and Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) lead India to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their warm-up match for the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on Saturday. They were in a tight spot losing 4 for 110, chasing 333 in a match in which both teams could use as many players from the squad of 15 with any 11 batting/fielding.
Earlier Sri Lanka scored a highly competitive 333 for five with the help of an opening partnership of 160. Kusal Perera opted to retire on 82, and was soon followed by Tillakaratne Dilshan, who walked off with 84.
IND vs SRL: India 337/5 in 49 ov (Kohli 144, Karthik 106*) beat Sri Lanka 333/3 in 50 ov by 5 wickets
Indian Team Selection
Gambhir, Sehwag, Yuvraj out of India's Champions Trophy squad
May 4, 2013Experienced batsmen Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh were left out of India's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik - who was recalled after almost three years - and opener Murali Vijay, are the latest additions.
India, the reigning 50-over world champions, are in Group B and will play the opening match of the June 6-23 tournament against South Africa in Cardiff. Pakistan and West Indies are the other teams in the group.
India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, R. Vinay Kumar.
No Champions Trophy after 2013
The last edition of the tournament!
Aug 22, 2012The ICC Champions Trophy will feature the top eight-ranked sides in the world in the only ‘best versus the best’ 50-over-a-side tournament. First held in 1998, the Champions Trophy was held every two years, except for the 2008 edition, which was postponed until the following year. Australia will aim to complete a hat-trick of titles, after it won the past two events in India and South Africa in 2006 and 2009, respectively. India will take on South Africa in the opening game of the 2013 Champions Trophy in England, the last time the tournament will be held.
Meanwhile, the World Test Championship, originally scheduled for 2013, will make its debut in 2017 and continue every four years. The World Twenty20 will operate every two years, while the World Cup will continue on a four-year cycle with the number of teams reduced to 10 from 2019 onwards.
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