2006 Icc Champions Trophy

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.

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2006 ICC Champions Trophy
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and knockout
Host(s) India
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runners-up West Indies
Participants10
Player of the seriesWest Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle
Most runsWest Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle (474)
Most wicketsWest Indies Cricket Board Jerome Taylor (13)
2004
2009

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).[1] 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."[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Qualifying

The Ten full member 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.[5]

Tournament structure

Brabourne (Mumbai)
Sardar Patel (Ahmedabad)
PCA (Mohali)
Cricket grounds hosting the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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".[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

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 24237 October 2006 Sri Lanka BangladeshMohali Sri Lanka won by 37 runsUpul Tharanga
ODI 24248 October 2006 West Indies ZimbabweAhmedabad West Indies won by 9 wicketsChris Gayle
ODI 242510 October 2006 Sri Lanka ZimbabweAhmedabad Sri Lanka won by 144 runsUpul Tharanga
ODI 242611 October 2006 West Indies BangladeshJaipur West Indies won by 10 wicketsChris Gayle
ODI 242713 October 2006 Bangladesh ZimbabweJaipur Bangladesh won by 101 runsShahriar Nafees
ODI 242814 October 2006 Sri Lanka West IndiesMumbai (BS) Sri Lanka won by 9 WicketsFarveez Maharoof
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
 Sri Lanka 3300+2.676
 West Indies 3210+0.404
 Bangladesh 3120+0.022
 Zimbabwe 3030−2.930

Main round

Match Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result Man of the Match
Main Round
ODI 242915 October 2006 India EnglandJaipur India won by 4 WicketsMunaf Patel
ODI 243016 October 2006 New Zealand South AfricaMumbai (BS) New Zealand won by 87 runsStephen Fleming
ODI 243117 October 2006 Pakistan Sri LankaJaipur Pakistan won by 4 wicketsAbdul Razzaq
ODI 243218 October 2006 Australia West IndiesMumbai (BS) West Indies won by 10 runsRunako Morton
ODI 243320 October 2006 New Zealand Sri LankaMumbai (BS) Sri Lanka won by 7 wicketsMuttiah Muralitharan
ODI 243421 October 2006 Australia EnglandJaipur Australia won by 6 wicketsDamien Martyn
ODI 243524 October 2006 South Africa Sri LankaAhmedabad South Africa won by 78 runsShaun Pollock
ODI 243625 October 2006 New Zealand PakistanMohali New Zealand won by 51 runsStephen Fleming
ODI 243726 October 2006 India West IndiesAhmedabad West Indies won by 3 wicketsShivnarine Chanderpaul
ODI 243827 October 2006 Pakistan South AfricaMohali South Africa won by 124 runsMakhaya Ntini
ODI 243928 October 2006 England West IndiesAhmedabad England won by 3 wicketsChris Gayle
ODI 244029 October 2006 India AustraliaMohali Australia won by 6 wicketsDamien Martyn
Group A
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
 Australia 3210+0.534
 West Indies 3210+0.014
 India 3120+0.482
 England 3120−1.042
Group B
Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
 South Africa 3210+0.774
 New Zealand 3210+0.574
 Sri Lanka 3120−0.202
 Pakistan 3120−1.112

Knock-out stage

Semifinals Final
      
A1  Australia 240/9 (50 overs)
B2  New Zealand 206(46 overs)
A1  Australia 116/2 (28.1 overs)
A2  West Indies 138 (30.4 overs)
B1  South Africa 258/8 (50 overs)
A2  West Indies 262/4 (44 overs)


Number Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Result Man of the Match
Semi–Finals
ODI 24411 November 2006 Australia New ZealandMohali Australia by 34 runsGlenn McGrath
ODI 24422 November 2006 South Africa West IndiesJaipur West Indies by 6 wicketsChris Gayle
Final
ODI 24435 November 2006 Australia West IndiesMumbai (BS) Australia by 8 wickets (D/L)Shane Watson

Tournament statistics

Statistics include performances in preliminary round matches.

Batting

Most runs[13]
No Player Team Matches Inns NO Runs HS[14] Ave SR 100s 50s
1 Chris Gayle  West Indies882474133*79.0092.9430
2 Upul Tharanga  Sri Lanka66032011053.3376.3721
3 Damien Martyn  Australia5522417880.3370.0502
4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies77322257*55.5067.0603
5 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka6611884837.6080.6800
6 Stephen Fleming  New Zealand4401848946.0071.8701
7 Shahriar Nafees  Bangladesh331166123*83.0066.1310
8 Dwayne Bravo  West Indies851164112*41.0075.2210
9 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka6511608040.0081.2101
10 Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka6611564831.2091.7600
Highest scores[15]
No Player Team Runs Opposition Stadium Date
1Chris Gayle West Indies 133* South AfricaSawai Mansingh Stadium2 November
2Shahriar Nafees Bangladesh 123* ZimbabweSawai Mansingh Stadium13 October
3Dwayne Bravo West Indies 112* EnglandSardar Patel Stadium28 October
4Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka 110 ZimbabweSardar Patel Stadium10 October
5Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka 105 BangladeshPunjab Cricket Association Stadium7 October
6Chris Gayle West Indies 104* BangladeshSawai Mansingh Stadium11 October
7Chris Gayle West Indies 101 EnglandSardar Patel Stadium28 October
8Adam Gilchrist Australia 92 West IndiesBrabourne Stadium18 October
9Runako Morton West Indies 90* AustraliaBrabourne Stadium18 October
9Kevin Pietersen England 90* West IndiesSardar Patel Stadium28 October

Bowling

Most wickets[16]
No Player Team Matches Ovs Mdns Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ BBI 4s 5s
1 Jerome Taylor  West Indies75732871322.0726.35.034–4910
2 Farveez Maharoof  Sri Lanka63621901215.8318.05.276–1401
3 Lasith Malinga  Sri Lanka650.332101119.0927.54.154–5310
4 Kyle Mills  New Zealand428.321181011.8017.14.144–3810
4 Glenn McGrath  Australia54471581015.8026.43.593–2200
4 Nathan Bracken  Australia54141941019.4024.64.733–2200
7 Chaminda Vaas  Sri Lanka5468170918.8830.63.692–600
7 Muttiah Muralitharan  Sri Lanka6553181920.1136.63.294–2310
9 Makhaya Ntini  South Africa4283129816.1221.04.605–2101
9 Shane Watson  Australia5340136817.0025.54.003–1600
9 Chris Gayle  West Indies846.12185823.1234.64.003–300
9 Ian Bradshaw  West Indies6512192824.0038.23.763–3000
Best bowling analysis[17]
No Player Team Analysis Opposition Stadium Date
1Farveez Maharoof Sri Lanka 6–14 West IndiesBrabourne Stadium14 October
2Makhaya Ntini South Africa 5–21 PakistanPunjab Cricket Association Stadium27 October
3Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 4–23 New ZealandBrabourne Stadium20 October
4Kyle Mills New Zealand 4–38 AustraliaPunjab Cricket Association Stadium1 November
5Jerome Taylor West Indies 4–49 AustraliaBrabourne Stadium18 October
6Abdul Razzaq Pakistan 4–50 Sri LankaSawai Mansingh Stadium17 October
7Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka 4–53 South AfricaSardar Patel Stadium24 October
8Chris Gayle West Indies 3–3 ZimbabweSardar Patel Stadium8 October
9Jeetan Patel New Zealand 3–11 South AfricaBrabourne Stadium16 October
10Dwayne Bravo West Indies 3–14 BangladeshSawai Mansingh Stadium11 October

Records

Records broken during the tournament:

See also

References

  1. India to keep Champions Trophy BBC News, 26 May 2005
  2. Why it has been fun this time, Tim de Lisle, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  3. Indian batsmen's bad habits exposed, by Deepti Patwardhan, from Rediff. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  4. Champions Trophy – Lowest Team Totals, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  5. Bangladesh confirm final ICC Champions Trophy 2006 place ICC media release, 23 March 2006
  6. India to call for scrapping of Champions Trophy Cricinfo, 4 January 2006
  7. BCCI not against Champions Trophy – Pawar Cricinfo 27 April 2006
  8. Concern over Champions Trophy Cricinfo, 12 July 2006
  9. Gibbs reveals more names to Indian police Cricinfo, 12 October 2006
  10. 'Hiya buddy', said Aussies to Pawar
  11. BCCI won't officially complain to Cricket Australia
  12. Doctrove will not stand
  13. ICC Champions Trophy, 2006 Batting – Most Runs, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  14. Highest score.
  15. ICC Champions Trophy, 2006 Highest Individual Scores, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  16. ICC Champions Trophy, 2006 Bowling – Most Wickets, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  17. ICC Champions Trophy, 2006 Best Innings Bowling, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  18. Champions Trophy – Most Consecutive Defeats, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  19. Champions Trophy – Most Consecutive Wins, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  20. Champions Trophy Centuries, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  21. Champions Trophy – Most Runs in a Tournament, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  22. Champions Trophy – Most Consecutive Ducks, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  23. Champions Trophy – Youngest to Score Century, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  24. 1 2 3 4 Champions Trophy – Partnership Records, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  25. Champions Trophy Best Innings Bowling, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2006
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