ICC Champions Trophy Winners List
First ever ICC Champions Trophy was played in 1998 with the name of ICC KnockOut Trophy. The name of the Trophy was changed to ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. From 1998 until now 7 editions of the tournament have been played. Here is detail about ICC Champions Trophy Winners List in all editions of the tournament. Enjoy ICC Champions Trophy Winners List in detail.
ICC KnockOut Trophy 1998 – South Africa
First ever tournament of the ICC Champions Trophy (KnockOut Trophy at that time) was won by South Africa. The tournament was played in Bangladesh. Bangladesh themselves did not qualified to play the tournament. In first semifinal South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 92 runs. Second semifinal was won by India defeating West Indies by 6 wickets. The final was played at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. South Africa defeated West Indies in the final. Batting first West Indies were all out for 245 runs in 49.3 overs. South Africa chased the target in 47 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. This was the first and only ICC tournament that South African team has ever won till date. Philo Wallace of West Indies was the leading run scorer in the tournament scoring 221 runs.
ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 – New Zealand
ICC KnockOut Trophy 2002 was played in Kenya. All matches of the tournament were played at Nairobi. The entire test playing nations and Kenya, Bangladesh also played the tournament. In semifinals of the tournament New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets and India defeated South Africa by 95 runs. The tournament was won by New Zealand defeating India. This is the only ICC event that New Zealand has won till date. Batting first India scored 264 runs losing 6 wickets in 50 overs. In return New Zealand chased down the target 49.4 overs for the loss of 6 wickets winning the final match by 4 wickets. Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly was the highest run scorer of the tournament. He scored 348 runs in the tournament. Venkatesh Prasad of India was highest wicket taker of the tournament picking up 8 wickets.
ICC Champions Trophy 2002 – India and Sri Lanka Co-Champions
The event was named ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. ICC Champions Trophy 2002 was played in Sri Lanka. The tournament included the 10 ICC Test playing nations including the newly allotted full members Bangladesh, Kenya and Netherlands. The final was played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo between Sri Lanka and India. The final was pounded out by rain two times. First day Sri Lanka played first and scored 244 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in given 50 overs. In the chase rain caused to stop the match when India were 14 for no wicket in 2 overs.
The final was played again in the next reserve day. Sri Lanka bated first again and scored 222 for 7 in 50 overs. In second innings rain stopped the match again when India were 38 for 1 in 8.4 overs. Therefore, India and Sri Lanka were declared co-champions. Virender Sehwag from India was the top scorer of the tournament. He scored 271 runs. Muttiah Muralitharan was the leading wicket taker of the tournament with 10 wickets.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2004 – West Indies
ICC Champions Trophy 2004 was held in England. The 10 test playing nations and Kenya, United States participated in the tournament. The group stage of the tournament was knockout. Four teams qualifying for the semifinals were Australia, England, Pakistan and West Indies. In first semifinal England defeated Australia to reach the final. Second semifinal was won by West Indies defeating Pakistan. The final was played between England and West Indies at The Oval, London. Batting first England was all out for 217 runs in 49.4 overs. West Indies chased down the target in 48.5 for the loss of 8 wickets. West Indian wicket keeper batsman C Browne and tail ender Ian Bradshaw contributed at the end to win the final.
ICC Champions Trophy 2006 – Australia
ICC Champions Trophy 2006 was played in India. All matches of the tournament were played at Mohali, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Mumbai. The top 6 teams in ICC rankings as on 5 November and qualified directly to the tournament. Two teams were chosen through qualifying round robin from Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. West Indies and Sri Lanka were the other two teams to qualify. In semifinals Australia beat New Zealand and West Indies defeat South Africa to reach the final. The tournament was won by Australia defeating West Indies. Final was played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Batting first West Indies were all out for 138 in 30.4 overs. Australia chased the target with no trouble in 28.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets winning the match by 8 wickets.
ICC Champions Trophy 2009 – Australia
Australia made their way to ICC Champions Trophy Winners List second time. ICC Champions Trophy 2009 was the 9th edition of the tournament. Initially the tournament was set to be played in Pakistan in 2008. But due to security reasons the tournament was shifted to South Africa and was played in 2009 instead. Australia was the winners of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. They became winners second time having won the previous tournament played in 2006. Semifinalists of the tournament were Australia, England, Pakistan and New Zealand. In the first semifinal Australia defeated England by 9 wickets. New Zealand won the second semifinal defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets. The final was played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Batting first New Zealand scored 200 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Australians chased down the target comfortably in 45.2 overs losing 4 wickets.
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – India
The final of ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was reduced to 20 overs after rain interruption.The tournament was played in England and Wales. England became the only country to host the tournament twice. India were the winners of the tournament. They became second team to win ICC Champions Trophy twice. In semifinals India defeated Sri Lanka and England defeated South Africa in the second semifinal.
The final was played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. In the finals India scored 129 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. In return England could only score 124 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Ravendra Jadeja of India was the highest wicket taker in the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan was declared man of the tournament being highest runs scorer in the tournament. Ravidnra Jadeja was man of the match for scoring vital 33 runs and picking up 2 crucial wickets. India appear in ICC Champions Trophy Winners list second time.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Pakistan
Latest team to make their way to ICC Champions Trophy Winners List is Pakistan. The tournament was played in England and Wales. England became the only country to host the tournament thrice. In semifinals India defeated Bangladesh and Pakistan defeated England to reach the finals.
The final was played at at The Oval on Jun 18, 2017. Batting first Pakistan set the total of 338. This total contained super class maiden century by opener Fakhir Zaman and Fifties from Azhar Ali and Muhammad Hafeez. Chasing down the target Indian top order was unable to handle the pressure. Indian team was all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. Muhammad Amir and Hassan Ali bowled brilliantly to secure the highest winning margin of Champions Trophy history. Shikhar Dhawan was awarded with golden bat. Hassan Ali was awarded the golden ball and man of the tournament for highest wickets in the tournament. Pakistan team won their first Champions Trophy tournament ever.