The final of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy was played on 5 November 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Road to the Final
Australia reached the final by defeating New Zealand in the semis while West Indies reached the finals by defeating South Africa.
Australia defeated West Indies in the rain-affected match. They defeated West Indies by 8 wickets by the (DL method) to lift their 1st ICC Champions Trophy title.
Australia were criticised for pushing BCCI President and Minister in the Government of India, Sharad Pawar off the podium once he presented the trophy to Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Television replays showed Damien Martyn placing his hand on the ministers shoulder and asking him to move aside.