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2006 ICC Champions Trophy Final
Wankhede Mumbai
Event2006 ICC Champions Trophy
Australia's innings interrupted by rain and reduced to 35 overs with a target of 116
Date05 November 2006
VenueBrabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India
Man of the MatchShane Watson
Player of the TournmentChris Gayle
UmpiresAleem Dar and Rudi Koertzen
Attendance26000

The final of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy was played on 5 November 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

Road to the Final

Main article: 2006 ICC Champions Trophy knockout stage

Australia reached the final by defeating New Zealand in the semis while West Indies reached the finals by defeating South Africa.

Result

Australia defeated West Indies in the rain-affected match. They defeated West Indies by 8 wickets by the (DL method) to lift their 1st ICC Champions Trophy title.

Controversy

Australia were criticised for pushing BCCI President and Minister in the Government of India, Sharad Pawar off the podium once he presented the trophy to Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Television replays showed Damien Martyn placing his hand on the ministers shoulder and asking him to move aside.




Scorecard
West Indies
138 (30.4 overs)
v Australia
116/2 (28.1 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets (D/L)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India
Umpires: A Dar (PAK) and RE Koertzen (RSA)
Man of the Match: SR Watson (AUS)
CH Gayle 37 (27)
NW Bracken 6-0-22-3
SR Watson 58* (88)
IDR Bradsaw 6-0-21-1


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