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ICC Champions Trophy 2006 was played in India, from 15th October to 5th November, and had Australia as its winner.

Champions Trophy 2006

Champions Trophy 2006
2006 ICC Champions Trophy, a One Day International cricket tournament, was organized in the month of October and November. Played between 15th October and 5th November, the tournament had the country of India as its venue. The confirmation of the venue came only in mid-2005, when Indian government agreed to allow the revenue from the tournament to escape from the tax ambit. It was the fifth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy and was won by Australia, after beating West Indies.

There are many reasons for which the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy would be remembered as a major event in the history of cricket. One of them is the fact that it was the first major ICC tournament, since the 1975 World Cup, in which no Asian side qualified for the semi-finals. Even the pitches were believed to be "quite untypical of both one-day cricket and the subcontinent." The tournament recorded five of the ten lowest team totals in its history. Even the totals of 80 and 89 were the lowest ones for matches that included the top eight One-day International teams of the world.

Participating Teams

Australia
Ricky Ponting (captain), Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson.

Bangladesh
Habibul Bashar (captain), Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Farhad Reza, Khaled Mashud, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Rafique, Rajin Saleh, Saqibul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Syed Rasel, Tushar Imran.

England
Andrew Flintoff (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Rikki Clarke, Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Steve Harmison, Ed Joyce, Sajid Mahmood, Jon Lewis, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Read, Andrew Strauss, Michael Yardy.

India
Rahul Dravid (captain), Ajit Agarkar, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Mongia, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, RP Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh.

New Zealand
Stephen Fleming (captain), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori, Lou Vincent.

Pakistan
Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Abdul Razzaq, Iftikhar Anjum, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Naved-ul-Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul, Younis Khan.

South Africa
Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Robin Peterson.

Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Marvan Atapattu, Malinga Bandara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ruchira Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Chaminda Vaas.

West Indies
Brian Lara (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Carlton Baugh, Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

Zimbabwe
Prosper Utseya (captain), Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Terry Duffin, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tawanda Mupariwa, Edward Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Vusi Sibanda, Gregory Strydom, Brendan Taylor.

Match Results

  • 15 October: India beat England
  • 16 October: New Zealand beat South Africa
  • 17 October: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka
  • 18 October: West Indies beat Australia
  • 20 October: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand
  • 21 October: Australia beat England
  • 24 October: South Africa beat Sri Lanka
  • 25 October: New Zealand beat Pakistan
  • 26 October: West Indies beat India
  • 27 October: South Africa beat Pakistan
  • 1 November: Australia beat New Zealand (semi final 1)
  • 2 November: West Indies beat South Africa (semi final 2)
  • 5 November: Australia beat West Indies (final)

Statistics

  • Most Runs in the Series: 474, by Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  • Highest Score in a Match: 133, by Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  • Most Wickets in the Series: 13, by Jerome Taylor (West Indies)
  • Best Bowling Analysis: 614, by Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka)
  • Player of the Tournament: Chris Gayle (West Indies)
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