India, under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy, have won the ICC World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and the ICC Champions Trophy the first captain to have won all three ICC trophies. India beat England by 5 runs in a rain curtailed final of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Here are some other statistical highlights:
- India have won both the Grand Finals against England in ODIs by two wickets in the NatWest series at Lord’s on July 13, 2002 and by five runs at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on June 23, 2013.
- India have defeated England in all three games in the ICC Champions Trophy, enjoying 100% success rate their previous two wins being by eight wickets at Colombo (RPS) on September 22, 2002 and by four wickets at Jaipur on October 15, 2006.
- For the first time, a team batting first, has won the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.
- Also for the first time, India have won six games in succession in the ICC Champions Trophy between September 30, 2009 and June 23, 2013.
- Shikhar Dhawan has established an Indian record for the highest run aggregate in an ICC Champions Trophy com- petition – 363 runs (ave.90.75) in five matches, including two hundreds and a fifty.Only Chris Gayle has amassed more runs than Dhawan 474 (ave.79.00) in eight matches in 2006- 07.
- Dhawan has received his first Player of the series award in ODIs.
- Sourav Ganguly had managed 348 (ave.116.00) in four matches in 2000- 01.
- Dhawan is the only batsman to aggregate 300 runs apart from recording strike rate of 100 plus (101.39) in an ICC Champions Trophy competition
- Rohit Sharma, with 177 runs at an average of 35.40 in five matches, is the second highest run getter for India in the just concluded competition.
- Ravi Bopara (3/20) has produced his best bowling performance in the ICC Champions Trophy. The said performance is also his best vs India in ODIs.
- Bopara’s excellent figures are the best by an England bowler vs India in the ICC Champions Trophy.
- Bopara’s figures of 3 for 20 are his second best in ODIs, next only to the four for 38 vs Bangladesh at Birmingham on July 12, 2010.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s first duck vs England is his seventh in ODIs. As captain, Dhoni has posted his second duck in 140 matches his first being vs Australia at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.
- Virat Kohli (43 off 34 balls) has posted his highest score in six ODI finals, outstripping the 37 off 57 balls vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on August 28, 2010.
- Kohli has averaged 58.66 in the ICC CT 2013 his tally being 176 in five matches, including a fifty.
- Ravindra Jadeja is averaging 52.16 vs England in ODIs his aggregate being 313 in eleven innings (five times not out), including two fifties.
- Rohit Sharma’s wicket today is the first in the mandatory Power play for India in the just concluded competition.
- Alastair Cook has averaged 32.20 in five matches in the just concluded ICC Champions Trophy – his aggregate being 161, including two fifties.
- James Anderson, with eleven wickets at 13.72 runs apiece in five matches, has set an England record for the high- est wicket aggregate in the ICC CT 2013, obliterating Stuart Broad’s tally of ten at 15.50 runs apiece in three matches in 2009-10.
- Eoin Morgan (33 off 30 balls) has posted his highest score in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
- Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan have shared a stand of 64 England’s highest fifth wicket partnership vs India in the ICC Champions Trophy.
- Ravindra Jadeja, with 12 wickets at 12.83 runs apiece, has finished as
- the leading wicket-taker in the just concluded competition. His tally is an Indian record in the ICC Champions Trophy.
- Jadeja’s fourth MOM award vs England is his seventh in ODIs.
- Ravichandran Ashwin has taken three catches in an ODI for the first time
– OE News Bureau