ICC Champions Trophy: Winners from previous seven editions

ICC Champions Trophy: Winners from previous seven editions

May 30, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

ICC Champions Trophy: Winners from previous seven editions

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ICC KnockOut Trophy 1998 (South Africa)

ICC KnockOut Trophy 1998 (South Africa)

The first edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, hosted by Bangladesh, was known as the ICC KnockOut Trophy. Nine teams featured in the 1998 tournament.

Australia, India, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and England qualified automatically, while New Zealand beat Zimbabwe in a pre-qualifier to get into the tournament proper.

South Africa's only win in an ICC multi-team ODI event came when they defeated West Indies by chasing down a target of 246 with four wickets and three overs to spare at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka.

South Africa's Jacques Kallis, who was declared the player of the tournament, claimed a five-for and was instrumental in the final win.

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ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 (New Zealand)

ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 (New Zealand)

The ICC Champions Trophy was played for the second time in the year 2000. Hosted by Kenya, this too was played in the knock-out format.

Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and South Africa qualified automatically. India had to compete with England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Kenya to secure one of the three places up for grabs in the main tournament. Apart from India, Sri Lanka and England also made the cut.

Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Marlon Samuels made their ODI debuts during the competition.

Early in the tournament India announced themselves and became a side to beat.

Although India defeated mighty Australia and South Africa to reach the final, they could not get past spirited New Zealand.

The Kiwis chased down the target of 265 set by India with four wickets and two balls to spare.

It was New Zealand's only win in an ICC event till date.

India's skipper Sourav Ganguly was the top run-scorer in the tournament with 348 runs.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2002 (India & Sri Lanka declared joint champions)

ICC Champions Trophy 2002 (India & Sri Lanka declared joint champions)

In the 2002 edition, the name ICC Champions Trophy was adopted for the tournament that was no longer a knock-out competition.

The tournament hosted by Sri Lanka featured 12 teams. Kenya and Netherlands qualified and joined 10 full members.

India made it to their second consecutive final to face hosts, Sri Lanka.

The final was played twice and still, there was no result. Sri Lanka scored 244 for 5 in its 50 overs and India responded with 14 for no loss in two overs before rain spoiled the day. On the reserve day, the host nation got to 222 for 7 and India reached 38 for 1 in eight overs before rain ruined the chance of a result.

Eventually, India and Sri Lanka were declared joint winners.

Until this day there is no explanation to why the match was replayed from the start and why the game could not be taken forward from where it stopped on Day one.

Virender Sehwag amassed 271 runs and became the highest run-scorer of the tournament.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2004 (West Indies)

ICC Champions Trophy 2004 (West Indies)

England hosted the 2004 edition of the tournament in which all 10 Test-playing nations got automatic entries. Kenya and USA made it to the main draw through their respective modes of qualification.

Toppers from each group - Australia, West Indies, Pakistan and England - became the semi-finalists.

West Indies locked horns with host England in the final that was played at the Oval.

The visitors chased down hosts' modest total of 218 with two wickets and seven balls to spare.

West Indies' Ramnaresh Sarwan was declared the Player of the Series for his 166 runs, while England's Marcus Trescothick was the highest run-getter of the competition with 261 runs.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2006 (Australia)

ICC Champions Trophy 2006 (Australia)

The 2006 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy was hosted by India. Top six teams - Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, India and England - got automatic qualifications. Previous winners Sri Lanka and defending champions West Indies had to fight it out against minnows Zimbabwe and Bangladesh to make it to the tournament proper.

Hosts India could not even make it to the semis. Australia, New Zealand, West Indies and South Africa emerged as the top four teams.

West Indies, who were struggling to make it to the main draw, played their second Champions Trophy final in a row.

In the final, the Windies were easily beaten by Australia in a rain-affected match by eight wickets.

West Indies' Chris Gayle stamped his authority in the tournament by becoming the Player of the Tournament scoring 474 runs, highest in the competition.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2009 (Australia)

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 (Australia)

Australia, the team that dominated world cricket for the longest period of time, became the first team to successfully defend their ICC Champions Trophy.

Hosted by South Africa, the sixth edition of the tournament was played in 2009.

The top eight ODI teams participated in the competition, with the top two from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.

Australia met with their neighbors New Zealand in the final that was played on a flat Centurion pitch.

Riding on Shane Watson's brilliant innings of 106 not out, Australia chased down Kiwis' target of 201 with 4.4 overs and six wickets to spare.

Although Watson was in blistering form, it was Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who was declared the Player of the Tournament for his 288 runs in the competition.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2013 (India)

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 (India)

ICC Champions Trophy was the only tournament that had eluded Indian skipper MS Dhoni. But, in the 2013 edition, Dhoni became the only captain to win all the ICC tournaments.

England became the first country to host the tournament twice.

Top eight teams were divided into two groups and the top teams to survive till the end were India and England.

India came into the final unbeaten to face hosts England on a rainy day. Another threat of a shared trophy was looming on India's head but destiny had something else in store for MS Dhoni and his boys.

A 20-over game was played in which India posted 129 runs, batting first. England fell short by five runs in the end.

India's Shikhar Dhawan, who was the top-scorer of the tournament, was declared the Player of the tournament.

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