Ishant Sharma in actionThe chips were down. With 20 runs needed off 16 balls and 6 wickets in hand, England had one hand on the Champions Trophy. But Ishant Sharma of ONGC had other plans. Pegging two back to back wickets of in-form batsmen Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara, Ishant paved the way for a truly sensational comeback for India. What followed next was anything but predictable. But Ishant had instilled the confidence in his team that victory is theirs for the taking The next two overs saw England crumbling under pressure and India won the Champions Trophy with 5 runs.
Earlier in the day, against a formidable English attack in seaming conditions, ONGCian Virat Kohli hit an instrumental knock of 43 from just 34 deliveries. With the Indian middle order suffering a mini-collapse, Kohli and Jadeja guided India to a respectable score of 129 for 7. Kohli was also the highest scorer in the game, a knock which proved to be too good for the English. Amit Mishra of ONGC was also part of the winning Indian squad.Virat Kohli on his way to a blistering knock of 43