2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy

Kenya hosted one of the most unpopular Cricket Championships despite being granted a huge amount well in advance to organize it. After South Africa achieved the record in 1998, New Zealand won their only ICC event (as till 2013) in 2000.

History of ICC Champions Trophy
2013 Champions Trophy: Schedule & Results
2013 Champions Trophy: Squads

Tournament Facts

    Teams: 8 (overall 11)
    Winner: New Zealand (def India)
    Matches: 7 (10 overall)
    Most Runs: Ganguly 348
    Most Wickets: 8 Venkatesh Prasad
    Man of the Series:
    100+ Runs by Players: 11 (348 Ganguly, 209 Saeed Anward, 203 Twose)
    6+ wkts: 8 Venkatesh Prasad, 7 (Zaheer Khan, Azhar Mahmood), 6 Kumble
    Centuries: 6 — 132 Gunawardene (SL vs WI), 105* Saeed Anwar (SL), 104 Saeed Anwar (NZ), 141 Ganguly (SA), 117 Ganguly (NZ), 102 Chris Cairns (Ind)
    4+ wkts in Innings: 5/46 SB O’Connor (NZ vs Pak), 4/45 Wiseman (NZ vs Zim), 4/65 Azhar Mahmood (Pak vs NZ)

Winner
New Zealand were the surprise winner of the tournament winning their first-ever ODI trophy. Stephen Fleming led team surprised Pakistan in the semifinal and India in the final by with Chris Cairns hitting a century in the chase and another Chris (Harris) joining hands to add match-winning 122 runs for 6th wicket.

Interesting Facts

    Three matches saw 265 runs as total, and the teams reaching the total won.
    NZ won semifinal and final by 4 wkts.
    Ganguly and Cairns scored centuries in the final.
    Except the Final match, all other 6 matches of the main tournament had losing teams bowled out.

Match Results and Scores
Qualifiers

    Ind def Kenya by 8 wkts, Kenya 208/9, Ind 209/2
    SL def WI by 108 runs, SL 287/6, WI 179
    Eng def Ban by 8 wkts, Bangladesh 232/8, Eng 236/2

QFs

    Ind def Aus by 20 runs, Ind 265/9, Aus 245, MOM: Yuvraj Singh (84 runs)
    Pak def SL by 9 wkts, SL 194, Pak 195/1, MOM: Saeed Anwar (105*)
    NZ def Zim by 64 runs, NZ 265/7, Zim 201, MOM: RG Twose (85 runs)
    SA def Eng by 8 wkts, Eng 182, SA 184/2, MOM: Kallis (2/26 & 78* runs)

SFs

    NZ def Pak by 4 wkts, Pak 252, NZ 255/6, MOM: SB O’Connor (5/46)
    Ind def SA by 95 runs, Ind 295/6, SA 200, MOM: Ganguly (141)

Final

    NZ def Ind by 4 wkts, Ind 264/6, NZ 265/6, MOM: Chris Cairns

100+ Partnerships

    160 3rd Gunawardene, Mahela (SL) vs WI
    175 2nd Alec Stewart, Nasser Hussain (Eng) vs Ban
    105* 2nd Saeed Anwar, Yousuf Youhana (Pak) vs SL
    132* 3rd Kallis, Dippenaar (SA) vs Eng
    135 3rd Astle, Twose (NZ) vs Pak
    145 2nd Ganguly, Dravid (Ind) vs SA
    141 1st Ganguly, Tendulkar (Ind) vs NZ
    122 6th Chris Cairns, Chris Harris (NZ) vs Ind
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