ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Ravindra Jadeja awarded 'Golden Ball'

Ravindra Jadeja won the man-of-the-match award in the final against England for his all-round performance © Getty Images

Birmingham, Jun 24, 2013

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was declared the man-of-the-match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 final against England and was also given the ‘Golden Ball’ for picking the most number of wickets, 12, in the tournament.

The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 33 off 25 balls, including two boundaries and two sixes, which led India to post a competitive target of 130 from 20 overs. With the ball, the spinner took two for 24 from his four overs.

“I did well throughout the tournament and I was very positive. It was quite difficult to rotate the strike, so I and Virat [Kohli] just tried to build a good partnership. I was enjoying bowling on this wicket. My skipper always backs me when I bowl,” said Jadeja at the presentation ceremony.

India beat England by five runs in the final at Edgbaston after scoring 129 for seven in their 20 overs after rain delayed the start of the match.

India were also the joint winners, with Sri Lanka, of the 2002 Champions Trophy.