India clinched a magical win over hosts England against all odds to clinch the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. The World Champions held their nerve for a 5-run win in what was an extremely curtailed contest of 20 overs per side.
If any further proof was needed of how dominant India have been in this Champions
Trophy, there was ample of it in the semi-final against Sri Lanka at Cardiff on
Thursday. India got the best of the conditions to bowl on and took full advantage
The weather at Cardiff stayed alright for a long time to allow a full contest between India and Sri Lanka in the Second Semi Final. The defending World Champions India crushed the Lankans yet again to make it to the Finals of the Champions Trophy as expected.
Hosts England entered into the Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after a cakewalk victory over the Proteas who yet again choked in a major tournament. It was a disastrous batting show from South Africa that turned the big Semi-Final in a one-sided affair.