Australia capture 2006 ICC Champions Trophy
Sunday, November 5, 2006
Australia have beaten West Indies by 8 wickets to hold the ICC Champions Tropy, 2006 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. World champion Australia have won this title first time in cricket history. In whole series Austalia lost one match against England out of 5 matches.
West Indian captain Brian Lara chose to bat first after winning the toss in the afternoon. West Indies started an impressive innings and made first fifty runs in just 38 balls by losing one wicket. After that they lost the players in a regular interval and lost their last four batsmen to add up only 13 runs in the total of 138 in 30.4 overs.
Australia lost their first two wickets including Ricky Ponting for total of only 13. Rain in Mumbai interrupted the game in middle and stopped the game for about two hours and 15 minutes. Match Referee R S Madugalle set up a new target of 116 runs in 35 overs by Duckworth-Lewis method for Australia to win because of time loss due to rain.
Australia made the target score in just 28.1 overs without losing any further wickets. Man of the match award was given to S R Watson for his all-round play who took 2 wickets for 13 runs and made impressive 57 runs not out.
Man of the series title was given to Chris Gayle because of his outstanding all-round game. He made three centuries and took total of 8 wickets in the series.
|File:West Indies Cricket Board Flag.svg West Indies innings||Player||Status||Runs||Balls||4s||6s|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||b Braken||27||18||4||1||150.00|
|Chris Gayle||b Braken||37||27||6||2||137.03|
|Ramnaresh Sarwan||c Hogg b Bracken||7||9||1||0||77.77|
|Dwayne Bravo||lbw b Hogg||21||47||3||0||44.68|
|Brian Lara||c Gilchrist b McGrath||2||18||0||0||11.11|
|Runako Morton||c Gilchrist b McGrath||2||9||0||0||22.22|
|Marlon Samuels||c Ponting b Watson||7||12||1||0||58.33|
|Carlton Baugh||lbw b Watson||9||13||1||0||69.23|
|Ian Bradshaw||b Lee||7||15||1||0||46.66|
|Jerome Taylor||run out||5||13||0||0||38.46|
|Corey Collymore||run out (Symonds)||0||5||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||lb 5; w 7; nb 2||14|
|Total||(all out; 30.4 overs)||138|
|Adam Gilchrist||c Gayle b Bradshaw||2||9||0||0||22.22|
|Shane Watson||not out||57||88||4||0||64.77|
|Ricky Ponting||lbw b Taylor||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Damien Martyn||not out||47||71||6||0||66.19|
|Extras||lb 4; w 5; nb 1||10|
|Total||(2 wickets; 28.1 overs)||116|
|File:West Indies Cricket Board Flag.svg West Indies Bowling||Bowler||Overs||Maden||Runs||Wickets|
- "Australia beat New Zealand to enter into the final of 2006 ICC Champions Trophy" — Wikinews, November 1, 2006
- "West Indies will play 2006 ICC Champions Trophy final against Australia" — Wikinews, November 2, 2006
- "2nd Final: Australia v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Nov 5, 2006" — , November 5, 2006