Australian Record at Champions Trophy

Australia is the most successful team of Champions Trophy being the only team to have won the tournament twice. They have also reached till semifinal twice. Since 2004 they reached three semifinals and but were knocked out in the final edition of 2013.

2013 Schedule and Results

Best Results

    Winner: 2006, 2009
    Semifinalist: 2002, 2004

Interesting Facts

    Australia never played South Africa in CT.
    Australia played maximum 5 matches against New Zealand and won 4 of them with 2013 matches producing no result.
    Never scored 300-total.
    On four occasions been bowled out, twice by India and SL each.
    18 appearances make Ponting the most experienced Australian players in CT. Shane Watson (17), Brett Lee (16), Gilchrist (13), Damien Martyn, McGrath (12), Johnson (11), Michael Hussey (10) have also played 10 or more matches.
    16 matches as Captain make Ponting the longest captain of CT from any country. He won 12 and lost 3. He is the only player to captain in 5 editions.

Australia Performance in all Editions
1998:

    Captain: Hansie Cronje, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    1. QF: Ind def Aus by 44 runs

2000:

    Captain: Pollock, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    1. QF: Ind def Aus by 20 runs

2002:

    Captain: Pollock, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    Group A: Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh
    1. Aus def NZ by 164 runs, MOM: McGrath
    2. Aus def Ban by 9 wkts, MOM: Gillespie
    3. SF: SL def Aus by 7 wkts

2004:

    Captain: Smith, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    Group A: New Zealand, Australia, USA
    1. Aus def USA by 9 wkts, MOM: Kasprowicz
    2. Aus def NZ by 7 wkts, MOM: Symonds
    2. SF: Eng def Aus by 6 wkts

2006:

    Captain: Smith, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    Group A: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan
    1. WI def Aus by 10 runs
    2. Aus def Eng by 6 wkts, MOM: Martyn
    3. Aus def Ind by 6 wkts, MOM: Martyn
    4. SF: Aus def New Zealand by 34 runs, MOM: McGrath
    5. Final: Aus def WI by 8 wkts, MOM: Shane Watson

2009:

    Captain: Smith, Wicket Keeper: Mark Boucher
    Group A: New Zealand, Australia, USA
    1. Aus def WI by 50 runs, MOM: Mitchell Johnson
    2. Aus vs Ind – No result
    3. Aus def Pak by 2 wkts, MOM: Michael Hussey
    4. SF: Aus def Eng by 9 wkts, MOM: Watson
    5. Aus def NZ by 6 wkts, MOM: Watson

2013

    Eng def Aus by 48 runs.
    No Result for Aus vs NZ.
    Lost to SL by 20 runs.

Australian Match Results at Champions Trophy

Team M W L NR
India 4 1 2 1
South Africa 0 0 0 0
West Indies 3 2 1 0
England 4 2 2 0
USA 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0
Pakistan 1 1 0 0
Bangladesh 1 1 0 0
New Zealand 5 4 0 1
8 21 12 7 2

Captains:

    Ponting 16 (12 won, 3 lost, 1 NR)
    Bailey 3 (2 lost, 1 NR)
    Steve Waugh 2 (2 lost)

Team Records
Highest Scores: 296/7 (NZ)
Lowest Scores: 162 (SL)
Biggest Wins: 164 runs (NZ), 9 wkts (Ban, USA, Eng), 253 balls (USA), 176 (Ban)
Smallest wins: 34 runs (NZ), 2 wkts (Pak), 0 ball (Pak)
100+ Partnerships: 7 (2 each for 3rd, 4th, 1 each for 1st, 2nd and 5th)
Biggest Partnerships by Wickets:

    1st 113 Gilchrist, Hayden (Ban), 2002
    2nd 252* Watson, Ponting (Eng), 2009
    3rd 128 Watson, White (NZ), 2009
    4th 118 Martyn, Mike Hussey (Eng), 2006
    5th 101 Gilchrist, Clarke (WI), 2006
    6th 47 Voges, Wade (SL), 2013
    7th 39 Clarke, Brett Lee (Eng), 2004
    8th 70 Johnson, Brett Lee (WI), 2009
    9th 34* Johnson, Hauritz (WI), 2009
    10th 42 McKay, Doherty (SL), 2013

Batting Records

    Best Batsman: Ponting (593 runs in 18 innings), Martyn (492 runs in 11 innings), Watson (453 runs in 15 innings)
    Centuries: 3 (Watson 2, Ponting 1)
    50s: 26 (5 Martyn, 4 Ponting, 2 Watson, Gilchrist, Michael Hussey, Symonds, Bailey)
    Best in one edition: 288 (Ponting in 2009), 265 (Watson in 2009), 241 (Martyn in 2006)

Bowling Records

    Highest wickets: Brett Lee 22, McGrath 21, Watson 17, Gillespie 12, Kasprowicz, Bracken 10
    Best Performances: 5/37 McGrath (NZ)
    Most Expensive: 1/75 Starc (Eng in 2013), 3/71 Kasprowicz (Ind, 1998)
    Most wickets in a series: 10 (McGrath, Bracken in 2009)

MOMs: 11
Shane Watson has maximum three MOMs, Martyn and McGrath have won MOMs twice.

    2013:
    2009: Mitchell Johnson (WI), Michael Hussey (Pak), Watson (Eng, NZ)
    2006: Martyn (Eng, Ind), McGrath (NZ), Shane Watson (WI)
    2004: Kasprowicz (USA), Symonds (NZ)
    2002: McGrath (NZ)
    2000: None
    1998: None
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