1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy

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1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy
ICC KnockOut Trophy 1998 logo.gif
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Host(s)  Bangladesh
Champions  South Africa (1st title)
Participants 9
Matches played 8
Player of the series South Africa Jacques Kallis
Most runs West Indies Cricket Board Philo Wallace (221)
Most wickets South Africa Jacques Kallis (8)
Official website ICC-Cricinfo Tournament website
2000

The 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy (officially known as Wills International Cup)[1] was a One Day International cricket tournament held in Bangladesh. It was the first tournament apart from the World Cups to involve all test playing nations. New Zealand defeated Zimbabwe in a pre-quarter final match to qualify for the main knockout stage. Future editions of this tournament are now known as the ICC Champions Trophy. South Africa defeated the West Indies in the final to win the event.[2]

History[edit]

The ICC conceived the idea of a short cricket tournament to raise funds for the development of the game in non-test playing countries.[3] The tournament, later dubbed as the mini-World Cup as it involved all of the full members of the ICC, was planned as a knock-out tournament so that it was short and did not reduce the value and importance of the World Cup.[citation needed]

Venue[edit]

The ICC decided to award the tournament to Bangladesh to promote the game in that nation. Bangladesh did not participate as they were not a test playing nation at that time, despite winning the 1997 ICC Trophy and qualifying for the 1999 Cricket World Cup. One of the worst ever floods of the region[4] threatened to ruin the tournament. However, the tournament eventually went ahead and the Bangladesh Cricket Board promised to donate 10% of the gate money to the Prime Minister's Fund for flood relief.[5]

Fixtures[edit]

The tournament was held in a direct knock-out format and involved all of the test playing countries of the time. There were 9 countries eligible which meant that 2 countries would play a qualifier knockout to determine the final 8 teams. Initially, it was announced that the 9 teams would be ranked according to the 1996 Cricket World Cup seedings. However, the draw that was eventually released appeared to have been tweaked in favour of some of the teams with larger followings[6] and saw New Zealand play Zimbabwe in order to qualify for the main draw.[7]

Squads[edit]

All nine Test cricket nations participated in the tournament.[8][9] The teams could name a preliminary squad of 30, but only 14-man squads were permitted for the actual tournament, one month before the start of the tournament.[10][11]

Results[edit]

Preliminary Match
   
24 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
  Zimbabwe  258/7
  New Zealand  260/5

The next day, the main tournament got underway in a straight knock-out format

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
25 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka        
  South Africa  283/4
30 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
  England  281/7  
  South Africa  240/7
26 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
      Sri Lanka  132/10  
  New Zealand  188/10
1 November – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
  Sri Lanka  191/5  
  South Africa  248/6
28 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka    
    West Indies  245/10
  India  307/8
31 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
  Australia  263/10  
  India  242/6
29 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
      West Indies  245/4  
  West Indies  289/9
  Pakistan  259/9  
 

Summary of matches[edit]

Preliminary match[edit]

24 October 1998
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
258/7 (50 overs)
v
New Zealand 
260/5 (50 overs)
Alistair Campbell 100 (143)
Geoff Allott 3/54 (8 overs)
Stephen Fleming 96 (130)
Andy Whittall 1/35 (8 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
(with 0 balls remaining)

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: Steve Bucknor    and Peter Willey   
Player of the match: Stephen Fleming   
  • New Zealand qualified for the main tournament as a result of winning this Preliminary match

Quarter finals[edit]

25 October 1998
Scorecard
England 
281/7 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
283/4 (46.4 overs)
Adam Hollioake 83 (91)
Jacques Kallis 3/48 (10 overs)
Daryll Cullinan 69 (70)
Graeme Hick 1/28 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
(with 20 balls remaining)

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: Steve Dunne    and S. Venkataraghavan   
Player of the match: Daryll Cullinan   

26 October 1998
Scorecard
 New Zealand
188/10 (49.5 overs)
v
Sri Lanka 
191/5 (41.3 overs)
Adam Parore 54 (87)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/31 (10 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 90* (116)
Simon Doull 2/17 (5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
(with 51 balls remaining)

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: David Shepherd    and Peter Willey   
Player of the match: Arjuna Ranatunga   

28 October 1998
Scorecard
 India
307/8 (50 overs)
v
Australia 
263/10 (48.1 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 141 (128)
Michael Kasprowicz 3/71 (9 overs)
Mark Waugh 74 (79)
Sachin Tendulkar 4/38 (9.1 overs)
India won by 44 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: Steve Bucknor    and Steve Dunne   
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar   

29 October 1998
Scorecard
 West Indies
289/9 (50 overs)
v
Pakistan 
259/9 (50 overs)
Philo Wallace 79 (58)
Wasim Akram 3/55 (10 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 51 (64)
Keith Arthurton 4/31 (10 overs)
West Indies won by 30 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: David Orchard    and David Shepherd   
Player of the match: Keith Arthurton   

Semi finals[edit]

The first semi-final was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on 30 October 1998 in Dhaka. On the rainy day, the match was initially reduced to 39 overs per innings. South Africa batted first and scored 240 runs for 7 wickets. Jacques Kallis scored 113 not out runs from 100 balls. The second innings was further reduced by 5 overs and the revising target was 224 runs in 34 overs. Sri Lanka scored 132 all out in 23.1 overs. Sanath Jayasuriya was Sri Lanka's highest run-scorer with 22 runs. South Africa won the match by 92 runs applying the Duckworth–Lewis method (D/L method). Kallis was awarded the man of the match for his performance.[12][13]

West Indies played India in the second semi-final of the tournament on 31 October 1998 in Dhaka. India won the toss and decided to bat fist. They scored 242 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs, including Sourav Ganguly's 83 runs from 116 balls. Dillon finished with 3 wickets for 38 runs in 8 overs. West Indies started their innings aggressively, reaching 100 runs in 15 overs. They achieved the target in 47 overs losing 4 wickets. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 74 runs in the West Indian innings. Dillon was named the man of the match.[14][15]

30 October 1998
Scorecard
 South Africa
240/7 (39 overs)
v
Sri Lanka 
132/10 (23.4 overs)
Jacques Kallis 113* (100)
Nuwan Zoysa 2/34 (6 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 22 (17)
Steve Elworthy 3/21 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 92 runs
by D/L method

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: Steve Bucknor    and S. Venkataraghavan   
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis   
  • The start of the match was delayed by rain and it was reduced to 39 overs a side.
  • Further rain during the innings interval resulted in the revised D/L target of 224 in 34 overs.

31 October 1998
Scorecard
 India
242/6 (50 overs)
v
West Indies 
245/4 (47 overs)
Saurav Ganguly 83 (116)
Mervyn Dillon 3/38 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
(with 18 balls remaining)

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: David Orchard    and David Shepherd   
Player of the match: Mervyn Dillon   

Final[edit]

The final of the inaugural edition was played between South Africa and West Indies on 1 November 1998 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. After losing the toss, West Indies were invited to bat, and scored 245 runs in 49.3 overs. Kallis took 5 wickets conceding 30 runs in 7.3 overs. South Africa achieved the target in 47 overs losing 6 wickets, with Hansie Cronje and Mike Rindel scoring 61 not out and 49 runs respectively. Kallis scored 37 runs, and was named the man of the match for his performance. He also received the man of the tournament award.[16][17] With this victory, South Africa won the inaugural edition of the ICC KnockOut Trophy.

1 November 1998
Scorecard
 West Indies
245/10 (49.3 overs)
v
South Africa 
248/6 (47 overs)
Philo Wallace 103 (102)
Jacques Kallis 5/30 (7.3 overs)
Hansie Cronje 61* (77)
Phil Simmons 2/45 (8 overs)
South Africa won by 4 wickets
(with 18 balls remaining)

Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Umpires: Steve Dunne    and Peter Willey   
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis   
  • This was the first and till date the only ICC event won by  South Africa

Statistics[edit]

Team totals[edit]

Highest team totals[edit]

Highest team total (250 plus)
Score
(Overs)
Country Versus Venue Date
307/8 (50.0)  India  Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
289/9 (50.0)  West Indies  Pakistan Bangabandhu National Stadium 29 October 1998
283/4 (46.4)  South Africa  England Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 October 1998
281/7 (50.0)  England  South Africa Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 October 1998
263/10 (48.1)  Australia  India Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
260/5 (50.0)  New Zealand  Zimbabwe Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
259/9 (50.0)  Pakistan  West Indies Bangabandhu National Stadium 29 October 1998
258/7 (50.0)  Zimbabwe  New Zealand Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
Note: Click on the score to see the summary for the match

Batting[edit]

Most runs in the tournament[edit]

Most runs in the tournament (Top 5 players)
Player Country M I NO Total HS Avg S/R 100s 50s
Philo Wallace  West Indies 3 3 0 221 103 73.66 107.80 1 1
Jacques Kallis  South Africa 3 3 1 164 113* 82.00 95.34 1 0
Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 3 3 0 150 74 50.00 75.37 0 1
Sachin Tendulkar  India 2 2 0 149 141 74.50 104.92 1 0
Hansie Cronje  South Africa 3 3 1 148 67 74.00 90.79 0 2
Source: Cricinfo

Highest average in the tournament[edit]

Highest average in the tournament (Top 5 players, minimum 50 runs)
Player Country M I NO Total HS Avg S/R 100s 50s
Alistair Campbell  Zimbabwe 1 1 0 100 100 100.00 69.93 1 0
Arjuna Ranatunga  Sri Lanka 2 2 1 94 90* 94.00 75.80 0 1
Jacques Kallis  South Africa 3 3 1 164 113* 82.00 95.34 1 0
Andy Flower  Zimbabwe 1 1 0 77 77 77.00 96.25 0 1
Robin Singh  India 2 2 1 76 73* 76.00 116.92 0 1
Source: Cricinfo

Highest individual scores[edit]

Highest individual scores (Top 5 players)
Player Country Runs Balls S/R 4s 6s Versus Venue Date
Sachin Tendulkar  India 141 128 110.15 13 3  Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
Jacques Kallis  South Africa 113* 100 113.00 5 5  Sri Lanka Bangabandhu National Stadium 30 October 1998
Philo Wallace  West Indies 103 102 100.98 11 5  South Africa Bangabandhu National Stadium 1 November 1998
Alistair Campbell  Zimbabwe 100 143 69.93 7 1  New Zealand Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
Stephen Fleming  New Zealand 96 130 73.84 3 1  Zimbabwe Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
Note: Click on the score to see the summary for the match
Source: Cricinfo

Highest partnerships[edit]

Highest partnerships (Top 10)
Runs Balls RR Wicket Players Country Versus Venue Date
140 140 6.00 3rd Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar  India  Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
132 114 6.94 4th Ajay Jadeja & Sachin Tendulkar  India  Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
127 155 4.91 4th Romesh Kaluwitharana & Arjuna Ranatunga  Sri Lanka  New Zealand Bangabandhu National Stadium 26 October 1998
125 147 5.10 4th Stephen Fleming & Adam Parore  New Zealand  Zimbabwe Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
118 165 4.29 4th Alistair Campbell & Andy Flower  Zimbabwe  New Zealand Bangabandhu National Stadium 24 October 1998
117 97 7.23 4th Hansie Cronje & Jonty Rhodes  South Africa  England Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 October 1998
113 116 5.84 1st Daryll Cullinan & Mike Rindel  South Africa  England Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 October 1998
112 144 4.66 6th Neil Fairbrother & Adam Hollioake  England  South Africa Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 October 1998
109 87 7.51 2nd Shivnarine Chanderpaul & Philo Wallace  West Indies  Pakistan Bangabandhu National Stadium 29 October 1998
94 101 5.58 2nd Ricky Ponting & Mark Waugh  Australia  India Bangabandhu National Stadium 28 October 1998
Note: Click on the runs to see the summary for the match
Source: Cricinfo

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