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India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

After five back-to-back defeats in ICC finals since 2013, the Indian men's cricket team finally won the T2O World Cup 2024. Here is how India performed in finals at ICC men's tournaments since 2013.

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After five heartbreaking defeats in the ICC finals, the Indian men's cricket team clinched the T20 World Cup 2024 final beating South Africa in the final in Barbados. Though India have been a dominating force in World Cricket, they somehow could not win any ICC trophy post-MS Dhoni era. Since the Champions Trophy glory in 2013, this was India's sixth ICC finals and they have finally managed to win one. On that occasion, let's take a look at India's finals at ICC men's tournaments since 2013.

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India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments

2014 T20 World Cup | Lost to Sri Lanka

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

Under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni India reached the T20 World Cup 2014 final continuing their brilliant run from the victorious campaign of 2013 Champions Trophy. India topped their group with four out of four wins while beating South Africa in the semi-final. However, they faltered in the title clash against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. India were restricted to 130/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Kumar Sangakkara took Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win.

2017 Champions Trophy | Lost to Pakistan

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

Not having qualified for the finals of the 2015 ODI World Cup and 2016 T20 World Cup, India was all set to defend their Champions Trophy title in 2017 and they were against Pakistan in the final. Virat Kohli's men lost to Sri Lanka but qualified for the knockouts with ease, outplaying Bangladesh in the semi-final. 

Pakistan posted 338/4 batting first in the Oval. Chasing a massive 339, Mohammad Amir's three wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli ensured India were bowled out for 158.

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2021 World Test Championship | Lost to New Zealand

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

Coming on the back of another semifinal loss in the 2019 ODI World Cup, India dominated the 2019-21 World Test Championship cycle and faced Kane Williamson's New Zealand in the final. But yet again, a fine all-round effort from Kyle Jamieson ensured New Zealand lifted the trophy in Southampton, beating India by eight wickets.

2023 World Test Championship | Lost to Australia

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

India had their second chance in the 2023 World Test Championship under Rohit Sharma's leadership. They finished on top of the 2021-23 cycle in the longest format of the game to qualify for the second consecutive time. Chasing a target of 444 in the second innings, India were all out for 234, thanks to Travis Head's 163-run first-inning knock. India lost the match by 209 runs.

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2023 ODI World Cup | Lost to Australia

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013

India were all set to win their third ODI World Cup title as they entered the title clash with a 10-match unbeaten run in 2023. The Men in Blue registered big wins over every other opponent in the league stage. They even beat New Zealand in the semi-final.

This was probably their best opportunity to break the ICC trophy jinx on home ground, but Travis Head came back to haunt them again. Chasing 241, Head scored a 120-ball 137 to take the World Cup away from India.

2024 T20 World Cup | Win against South Africa

India's Finals at ICC Men's Tournaments Since 2013 - sportzpoint.com

Finally, after five heartbreaks in ICC Finals, the Indian Men's cricket team were able to break the jinx and won the T20 World Cup 2024 title beating South Africa in the final in Barbados. Batting first India registered 176 on the board with the help of Axar Patel (47) and Virat Kohli's (76) brilliance. 

Though South Africa were winning the game easily, with 26 needed from 24 balls, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh bowled brilliant overs to help India clinch the T20 World Cup for the second time in their history.

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