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India wins Champions Trophy 2013

 India wins Champions Trophy 2013
 India wins Champions Trophy 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013

India clinched the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, with a nerve-wracking five-run victory over hosts England in a rain-ravaged final,that was reduced to 20 overs per innings following several delays. 
Asked to bat firs, India were shot out for a non threatening 129/7, a total reached from a perilous 66/5 through Virat Kohli (43) and Ravindra Jadeja (33). 
England then made a hash of it at the start. Stranded on 46/4, they were helped along by a 64-run stand between Eoin Morgan (33) and Ravi Bopara (30), a partnership that brought them to within 22 runs of victory. 
The victory completes Dhoni's rich haul as captain, adding another feather in a cap that includes a World Cup and a Twenty20 World Cup, and the No.1 rankings in Tests and ODIs. Dhoni's protege Jadeja, aside from his pivotal cameo, took two wickets and finished the tournament's top wicket-taker with 12 scalps in five games.

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