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2006 ICC Champions Trophy
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Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format One Day International
Tournament Format Round-robin
Hosts Flag of India India
Champions Flag of Australia Australia
Participants 8
Matches Played
Most runs (WI) CH Gayle (474)
Most wickets (WI) JE Taylor (13)
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The 2006 ICC Champions Trophy was a One Day International cricket tournament held in India from 7 October to 5 November 2006. It was the fifth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy (previously known as the ICC Knock-out). The tournament venue was not confirmed until mid-2005 when the Indian government agreed that tournament revenues would be free from tax (the 2002 tournament had been due to be held in India, but was switched to Sri Lanka when an exemption from tax in India was not granted). Australia won the tournament, their first Champions Trophy victory. They were the only team to only get one loss in the tournament, as all other teams lost at least two matches. West Indies, their final opponents, beat Australia in the group stage, but were bowled out for 138 in the final and lost by eight wickets on the Duckworth–Lewis method. West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was named Player of the Tournament.

English writer Tim de Lisle said the tournament "had been fun", because "it had been unpredictable." The unpredictability was in part shown by the fact that no Asian side qualified for the semi-final, for the first time in a major ICC tournament since the 1975 World Cup. De Lisle also claimed that "the pitches" had been the "tournament's secret", saying that they were "sporting and quixotic" and "quite untypical of both one-day cricket and the subcontinent." His viewed were echoed by panelists in a roundtable discussion organised by Cricinfo, "who hoped that the tournament would not be a one-off in a batsman-dominated game" according to news site rediff.com. The tournament recorded five of the 10 lowest team totals in the tournament's history, and totals of 80 (for West Indies v Sri Lanka) and 89 (for Pakistan v South Africa) were the lowest recorded in matches involving the top eight ranked One-day International sides of the world.

Qualifying

Ten teams competed in the tournament, and were seeded according to the ICC ODI Championship standings on 1 April 2006. Bangladesh became the last team to qualify, claiming tenth place ahead of Kenya on 23 March 2006. The first six teams on the ICC ODI table (Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, India, and England) qualified automatically; the next four teams (Sri Lanka, the defending champions West Indies, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh) played a pre-tournament round-robin qualifying round from 7 to 14 October to determine which two will proceed to play in the tournament proper.

Tournament structure

Two teams from the qualifying round, plus the other six teams, played in a group stage, split into two groups of four in a round-robin competition, played from 15 to 29 October. Matches in the preliminary round and the group round were played in the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur, and the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The matches in Mumbai were the first ODIs at Brabourne Stadium for 11 years.

The top two teams from each group qualified for the semi-finals, played in Mohali on 1 November and in Jaipur on 2 November. The final was played in Mumbai on 5 November.

Participating teams

The 10 Test-playing nations had taken part.

Off the field issues

The BCCI, Indian cricket's governing body, were making efforts to ensure that this is the last ICC Champions Trophy. They stated that it was a "financial burden" for host nations, and that the ICC should host only one international tournament, the World Cup. However, in April, BCCI president Sharad Pawar said that he would "respect the decision" if the ICC unanimously agreed to keep the Champions Trophy on the calendar.

After the bombings in Mumbai in July 2006, there were concerns raised about the security of players, but no team decided to withdraw on these grounds.

Herschelle Gibbs returned to India for the first time in six years; he had refused to tour the country following the match-fixing scandal on the tour of India in 2000, over fears he might be arrested. He eventually agreed to a questioning session with the Delhi police, incriminating several more people in the scandal.

Pakistan's team composition frequently changed; the original captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was suspended following his decision to forfeit the fourth Test of Pakistan's match against England over an umpiring decision. Younis Khan was instated as captain, withdrew himself, then was appointed for the job again. On 16 October, the day before their first match, Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar were sent home following a positive A sample of a drugs test.

Award ceremony controversy

During the Award ceremony after the finals, Ricky Ponting tapped the shoulders of BCCI President Sharad Pawar and gestured him to handover the trophy. Soon after the trophy was handed over, Damien Martyn nudged Sharad Pawar off the stage eager to relish the moment and to pose for the waiting photographers. Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar who was also present in the stage, later disclosed that one of the Australian team members referred to Pawar as "Hiya Buddy".

Although Pawar tried to play down the incident by stating that "it wasn't intentional", some cricketers including the usually diplomatic Sachin Tendulkar and Nikhil Chopra reacted strongly to this. In Mumbai, a section of NCP workers took to the streets demanding an apology from the Australian cricket team. Chaggan Bhujbal, a NCP leader said "This is an insult to a senior leader. We will make a formal complaint to the Australian embassy."

The BCCI, however, decided not to officially complain to Cricket Australia. However, the issue soon got resolved when Ricky Ponting tended his apology to Pawar.

Umpires and match referees

Three match referees and eight umpires were named for the tournament. Of the ten umpires on the ICC elite panel, neither Darrell Hair, who was not nominated due to security concerns, nor Billy Doctrove were employed for the tournament. Those were two umpires calling Pakistan for ball tampering in August. An ICC spokesman said, "this didn't mean Billy Doctrove is a bad umpire", and that there was "nothing sinister" about the decision.

Match referees

Umpires

Matches

Qualifying round

West Indies and Sri Lanka had qualified with a game to spare, and their match only determined position on the ICC ODI Championship table as well as group opposition in the main stage.

Match Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result Man of the Match
ODI 2423 7 October 2006 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Mohali Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka won by 37 runs Upul Tharanga
ODI 2424 8 October 2006 Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Ahmedabad Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 9 wickets Chris Gayle
ODI 2425 10 October 2006 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Ahmedabad Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka won by 144 runs Upul Tharanga
ODI 2426 11 October 2006 Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Jaipur Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 10 wicketsChris Gayle
ODI 2427 13 October 2006 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Jaipur Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh won by 101 runsShahriar Nafees
ODI 2428 14 October 2006 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of West Indies West Indies Mumbai (BS) Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka won by 9 Wickets Farveez Maharoof
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 3300+2.676
Flag of West Indies West Indies 3210+0.404
Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 3120+0.022
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 3030-2.930

Main round

Match Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result Man of the Match
Main Round
ODI 2429 15 October 2006 Flag of India India Flag of England England Jaipur Flag of India India won by 4 Wickets Munaf Patel
ODI 2430 16 October 2006 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Mumbai (BS) Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand won by 87 runs Stephen Fleming
ODI 2431 17 October 2006 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Jaipur Flag of Pakistan Pakistan won by 4 wickets Abdul Razzaq
ODI 2432 18 October 2006 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of West Indies West Indies Mumbai (BS) Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 10 runs Runako Morton
ODI 2433 20 October 2006 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS)Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets Muttiah Muralitharan
ODI 2434 21 October 2006 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England JaipurFlag of Australia Australia won by 6 wickets Damien Martyn
ODI 2435 24 October 2006 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Ahmedabad Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa won by 78 runs Shaun Pollock
ODI 2436 25 October 2006 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Mohali Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand won by 51 runs Stephen Fleming
ODI 2437 26 October 2006 Flag of India India Flag of West Indies West Indies Ahmedabad Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 3 wickets Shivnarine Chanderpaul
ODI 2438 27 October 2006 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Mohali Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa won by 124 runs Makhaya Ntini
ODI 2439 28 October 2006 Flag of England England Flag of West Indies West Indies Ahmedabad Flag of England England won by 3 wickets Chris Gayle
ODI 2440 29 October 2006 Flag of India India Flag of Australia Australia Mohali Flag of Australia Australia won by 6 wickets Damien Martyn
Group A
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
Flag of Australia Australia 3210+0.534
Flag of West Indies West Indies 3210+0.014
Flag of India India 3120+0.482
Flag of England England 3120-1.042
Group B
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 3210+0.774
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 3210+0.574
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 3120-0.202
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 3120-1.112

Knock-out stage

Number Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result Man of the Match
Semi–Finals
ODI 2441 1 November 2006 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Mohali Flag of Australia Australia by 34 runs Glenn McGrath
ODI 2442 2 November 2006 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of West Indies West Indies Jaipur Flag of West Indies West Indies by 6 wickets Chris Gayle
Final
ODI 2443 5 November 2006 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of West Indies West Indies Mumbai (BS) Flag of Australia Australia by 8 wickets (D/L) Shane Watson
  Semi-finals Final
1 November - Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
  Flag of Australia Australia 240/9  
  Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 206/10  
 
5 November - Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
      Flag of Australia Australia 116/2
    Flag of West Indies West Indies 138/10
2 November - Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 258/8
  Flag of West Indies West Indies 262/4  

Tournament statistics

Statistics include performances in preliminary round matches.

Batting

Most runs
No Player Team Matches Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
1 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 8 8 2 474 133* 79.00 92.94 3 0
2 Upul Tharanga Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 6 0 320 110 53.33 76.37 2 1
3 Damien Martyn Flag of Australia Australia 5 5 2 241 78 80.33 70.05 0 2
4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul Flag of West Indies West Indies 7 7 3 222 57* 55.50 67.06 0 3
5 Mahela Jayawardene Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 6 1 188 48 37.60 80.68 0 0
6 Stephen Fleming Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 4 4 0 184 89 46.00 71.87 1 0
7 Shahriar Nafees Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 3 3 1 166 123* 83.00 66.13 1 0
8 Dwayne Bravo Flag of West Indies West Indies 8 5 1 164 112* 41.00 75.22 1 0
9 Kumar Sangakkara Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 5 1 160 80 40.00 81.21 0 1
10 Sanath Jayasuriya Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 6 1 156 48 31.20 91.76 0 0
Highest scores
No Player Team Runs Opposition Stadium Date
1 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 133* Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Sawai Mansingh Stadium 2 November
2 Shahriar Nafees Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 123* Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Sawai Mansingh Stadium 13 October
3 Dwayne Bravo Flag of West Indies West Indies 112* Flag of England England Sardar Patel Stadium 28 October
4 Upul Tharanga Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 110 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Sardar Patel Stadium 10 October
5 Upul Tharanga Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 105 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 7 October
6 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 104* Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Sawai Mansingh Stadium 11 October
7 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 101 Flag of England England Sardar Patel Stadium 28 October
8 Adam Gilchrist Flag of Australia Australia 92 Flag of West Indies West Indies Brabourne Stadium 18 October
9 Runako Morton Flag of West Indies West Indies 90* Flag of Australia Australia Brabourne Stadium 18 October
9 Kevin Pietersen Flag of England England 90* Flag of West Indies West Indies Sardar Patel Stadium 28 October

Bowling

Most wickets
No Player Team Matches Ovs Mdns Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ BBI 4s 5s
1 Jerome Taylor Flag of West Indies West Indies 7 57 3 287 13 22.07 26.3 5.03 4–49 1 0
2 Farveez Maharoof Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 36 2 190 12 15.83 18.0 5.27 6–14 0 1
3 Lasith Malinga Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 50.3 3 210 11 19.09 27.5 4.15 4–53 1 0
4 Kyle Mills Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 4 28.3 2 118 10 11.80 17.1 4.14 4–38 1 0
4 Glenn McGrath Flag of Australia Australia 5 44 7 158 10 15.80 26.4 3.59 3–22 0 0
4 Nathan Bracken Flag of Australia Australia 5 41 4 194 10 19.40 24.6 4.73 3–22 0 0
7 Chaminda Vaas Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 5 46 8 170 9 18.88 30.6 3.69 2–6 0 0
7 Muttiah Muralitharan Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6 55 3 181 9 20.11 36.6 3.29 4–23 1 0
9 Makhaya Ntini Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 4 28 3 129 8 16.12 21.0 4.60 5–21 0 1
9 Shane Watson Flag of Australia Australia 5 34 0 136 8 17.00 25.5 4.00 3–16 0 0
9 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 8 46.1 2 185 8 23.12 34.6 4.00 3–3 0 0
9 Ian Bradshaw Flag of West Indies West Indies 6 51 2 192 8 24.00 38.2 3.76 3–30 0 0
Best bowling analysis
No Player Team Analysis Opposition Stadium Date
1 Farveez Maharoof Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6–14 Flag of West Indies West Indies Brabourne Stadium 14 October
2 Makhaya Ntini Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 5–21 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 27 October
3 Muttiah Muralitharan Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 4–23 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Brabourne Stadium 20 October
4 Kyle Mills Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 4–38 Flag of Australia Australia Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 1 November
5 Jerome Taylor Flag of West Indies West Indies 4–49 Flag of Australia Australia Brabourne Stadium 18 October
6 Abdul Razzaq Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 4–50 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Sawai Mansingh Stadium 17 October
7 Lasith Malinga Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 4–53 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Sardar Patel Stadium 24 October
8 Chris Gayle Flag of West Indies West Indies 3–3 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Sardar Patel Stadium 8 October
9 Jeetan Patel Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 3–11 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Brabourne Stadium 16 October
10 Dwayne Bravo Flag of West Indies West Indies 3–14 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Sawai Mansingh Stadium 11 October

Records

Records broken during the tournament:

See also

References

External links


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