5 of India’s biggest ICC Champions Trophy victories
#2 India vs England, Colombo 2002 (Won by 8 wickets)
Winning the toss in the 11th match of the 2002 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, English skipper Nasser Hussain chose to bat first. The Indian bowlers did a good job to reduce England to 153/5 at one stage.
However, a beautiful lower order innings from Ian Blackwell helped England to a total of 269/7 in their 50 overs. Blackwell played a beautiful knock of 82 (91) which included 6 fours and 3 sixes. Nick Knight was the other batsman who scored a fifty.
England were relieved to post a competitive total on the board. However, they hardly had any idea about the storm that was about to come. Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly smashed centuries and put up an opening stand of 192 runs.
Sehwag was the aggressor in the partnership as he smashed 126 runs in 104 deliveries which consisted of 21 fours and a six. Sourav Ganguly remained unbeaten on 117 off 109 deliveries. He too accelerated in the latter half of his innings that included 12 fours and 3 sixes. India thus won the match by 8 wickets and 63 balls remaining. Virender Sehwag was adjudged the Man of the Match for his blitzkrieg knock.Published 27 May 2017, 14:00 IST