Sri Lanka hosted the tournament during its monsoon season and the Champions Trophy saw the final washed out for two days where in despite 110 overs being bowled, India was unable to complete a result-oriented innings and with Sri Lanka emerged the joint winner of the tournament.
For the first time the knockout format was mixed with Group matches wherein 12 teams (Netherlands and Kenya alongwith 10 test playing nations) were divided into 4 categories and the leader of the group proceeded to play the semifinals.
- Teams: 12
Winner: India and Sri Lanka
Most Runs: Sehwag (271)
Most Wickets: Muralitharan (10)
Man of the Series: None
100+ Runs by Players: 19 –Sehwag (271), Jayasuriya 254, Gibbs 240, Atapattu 204
6+ wkts: Muralitharan (10), Hondo, McGrath, Zaheer (8), Bond, Dillon, Harbhajan (6)
Centuries: Jayasuriya (102*), Atapattu (101), Lara (111), Gibbs (116), Kaif (111), Andy Flower (145), Trescothick (119), Sehwag (126), Gibbs (116), Ganguly (117*)
4+ wkts in Innings: McGrath (5/37), Muralitharan (4/15), Zaheer Khan (4/45), Mervyn Dillon (4/60), Ronnie Irani (4/37, Eng), Douglas Hondo (4/45, and 4/62 Zim), Shane Bond (4/21)
- Group A: Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh
Group B: India, England, Zimbabwe
Group C: South Africa, West Indies, Kenya
Group D: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Netherlands
- The only occasion where ICC had joint winners.
Douglas Hondo of Zimbabwe is the only player to have grabbed 4+ wkts twice in a championship.
77 by Bangladesh became the lowest score by any team in the Champions Trophy.
Match Results and Scores
- Aus def NZ by 164 runs, Aus 296/7, NZ 132, MOM: McGrath (5/37)
Aus def Ban by 9 wkts, Ban 129, Aus 133/1, MOM: Gillespie (3/20)
NZ def Ban by 167 runs, NZ 244/9, Ban 77, MOM: Bond (4/21)
- Ind def Zim by 14 runs, Ind 288/6, Zim 274/8, MOM: Kaif (111)
Eng def Zim by 108 runs, MOM: Trescothick (119)
Ind def Eng by 8 wkts, Eng 269/7, Ind 271/2, MOM: Sehwag (126)
- SA def WI by 2 wkts, WI 238/8, WI 242/8, MOM: Jonty Rhodes (61)
WI def Kenya by 29 runs, WI 261/6, Kenya 232, MOM: Lara (111)
SA def Kenya by 176 runs, SA 316/5, Kenya 140, MOM: Gibbs (116)
- SL def Pak by 8 wkts, Pak 200, SL 201/2, MOM: Jayasuriya (102*)SL def Netherlands by 206 runs, SL: 292/6, Netherlands 86, MOM: Atapattu (101)
Pak def Netherlands by 9 wkts, Netherlands 136, Pak 142/1, MOM: Afridi (3/18 & 18-ball 55* runs)
- Ind def SA by 10 runs, Ind 261/9, SA 251/6, MOM: Sehwag (59 & 3/25)
SL def Aus by 7 wkts, Aus 162, SL 163/3, MOM: Aravinda de Silva (1/16 in 10 overs & 2* runs)
- No result even on reserved day. Both days SL batted first and played 50 overs. But India could play only 2 and 8 overs on both days.
- 146 3rd Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva (SL) vs Pak
117 4th Dippenaar, Jonty Rhodes (SA) vs WI
117 6th Dravid, Kaif (Ind) vs Zim
116 2nd Atapattu, Sangakkara (SL) vs Netherlands
141 2nd Trescothick, Hussain (Eng) vs Zim
113 1st Gilchrist, Hayden (Aus) vs Ban
159 1st Graeme Smith, Gibbs (SA) vs Kenya
104 6th Stewart, Blackwell (Eng) vs Ind
192 1st Sehwag, Ganguly (Ind) vs Eng
178 2nd Gibbs, Kallis (SA) vs Ind
103* 4th Aravinda de Silva, Mahela (SL) vs Aus