India vs England The Final of ICC Champion Trophy was a big and a thrilling game but was effected by rain in the start and was reduced to 20-20 overs.It was a real thriller of entertainment as the game was floating between both the teams.For thrilling reviews and highlights>>>>
MS Dhoni Mr cool and calm was no way going to change his brilliant going side but Cook brought Tim Bresnan for Finn to take advantage of his reverse swing.
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As usual the man with moustache and in absolute brilliant form Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma came out to open for India and they were facing the highest wicket taker for England James Anderson and from the other end it was Staurt Broad who starts well for England and strikes in his 2nd over 4th of the game who clean bowled Rohit Sharma.After 5.4 it was another short interruption by rain and DHAWAN restarted the game with a six and after a few deliveries it was rain interrupting again.When the game was restarted so Kohli and Dhawan after adding 31 more to score it was a strange man who got India in trouble Dhawan slapped a slower ball of RAVI BOPARA straight to Tredwell and was gone.And after an addition of only 14 runs Karthik fell to tredwell.
India were 64/2 when Raina came out but he could not do much and after adding only 1 runs to the score fell to a part timer RAVI BOPARA who was doing an excellent job for his team.But Kohli was still hanging in there.England were 66/3 when The captain Dhoni came out as his team was in a bit of trouble as the runrate was only 5.5 in 12.2 overs.But Ravi Bopara did a miracle and in the very same over he got rid of the danger man Dhoni but India were still hoping for a good score as Virat Kohli was still out there.To help Virat Kohli Sir Jadeja came out when team India was in serious trouble.And that partnership proved very crucial because kohli and jadeja both added 47 more to the score very quickly.But in the struggle to make the runrate better Kohli thrown his wicket away at very crucial time after scoring 43 of only 34 deliveries in 19th Over.
But jadeja added 16 of the last 8 deliveries as India managed to get 129 with 25 ball 33 of Ravindra Jadeja.But the amazing thing was the standing up bowler of England that was Ravi Bopara with amazing figures :4-1-20-3.
In a final match 129 was always going to be a good score due to pressure of chasing and against a quality bowling attack.To chase down the score of 130 England opened with Cook and Bell while Dhoni gave the opening attack responsibility to Kumar and Yadav.
It was the best start for India but not the one the Home team was looking for as Cook fell to Yadav in the 2nd over of the game after scoring only 2 runs.After the departure of captain England were unable to kepp there nerves calm in the pressure situation and Dhoni took advantage of that and England were in deep trouble when they lost there 4th wicket for only 46 runs.The ball was spinning square and Ashwinn and Jadeja were really troubling the batsmen.Seeing the ball spin soo much Dhoni also introduced Raina who did a fair bit of job by keeping the runrate very tight.But Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan helped England in the pressure and trouble situation and they kept there calm and added 64 of only 53 deliveries. Morgan started the 18th over with a SIX and after two wides only 20 was needed of 15 deliveries when Morgan did a mistake when there was no need for risky shots he fell to Sharma who become hero from villain in only one delivery and that wasn't the end of drama as Bopara also threw his wicket away of the very next ball and Dhoni's XI was right back in the game.19 were required of 12 deliveries and Eng were looking forward to Butler but it was not a good day for him and he was clean bowled by Jadeja and the very second ball Bresnan was runout.In the last over England needed 15 with Ashwin to ball and Broad and Tredwell on the crease.Broad has the strike the 1st was a Dot ball but on the 2nd ball Broad swept it for 4.The equation was 11 from 4.But England were only able to score 5 of the next 3 deliveries.On the last ball Tredwell needed to clear the rope on the full.It was pin drop silence in the whole stadium as Ashwin was to deliver the last ball.It was a short delivery and Tredwell was unable even to touch and THIS WAS THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR DHONI'S XI.THE ONLY HE DOESN'T HAVE IN HIS BAG.HE HAS BECOME THE ONLY CAPTAIN TO WIN ALL THE ICC TROPHIES AND MAY BE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONLY ONE AS CHAMPION TROPHY MAY NOT HELD AGAIN.
Man of the Series: Shikar Dhawan
Man of the Match: Ishant Sharma