2006 ICC Champions Trophy Final

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2006 ICC Champions Trophy Final
Rain disrupts the Finals under lights at the Brabourne Stadium
Event 2006 ICC Champions Trophy
 West Indies  Australia
138/10 116/2
30.4 28.1
Australia's innings interrupted by rain and reduced to 35 overs with a target of 116
Date 5 November 2006
Venue Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India
Player of the Match Shane Watson
Player of the Tournment Chris Gayle
Umpires Aleem Dar and Rudi Koertzen
Attendance 26000

The final of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy was played on 5 November 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.[1]

Road to the Final[edit]

Australia reached the final by defeating New Zealand in the semis while West Indies reached the finals by defeating South Africa.[2]

Result[edit]

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.[3]

Controversy[edit]

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.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wisden - ICC Champions Trophy, 2006-07". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ "ICC Champions Trophy, 2006-07". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Aussies claim elusive trophy". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Aussie criticised for rude behaviour". Television New Zealand. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2011.