2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy

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ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000
Dates 3 October – 15 October
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Host(s) Kenya Kenya
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Participants 11
Matches played 10
Most runs India Sourav Ganguly (348)
Most wickets India Venkatesh Prasad (8)
1998
2002

The 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy was a One Day International cricket tournament held in Kenya (which helped to booster cricket in Kenya). New Zealand were crowned champions and cashed the winner's cheque of US$250 000. It was their first win in a major ICC tournament. Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Marlon Samuels made their ODI debuts during the competition.

All the test playing nations participated in the tournament along with the leading Associates Bangladesh and hosts Kenya. As there were 11 teams taking part, three would miss out on a spot in the quarter finals. Therefore, a playoff stage took place between 6 of the lowest ranked teams.

Pre-Quarter-Finals[edit]

All the test playing nations participated in the tournament along with the leading Associates Bangladesh and hosts Kenya. As there were 11 teams taking part, three would miss out on a spot in the quarter finals. Therefore, a playoff stage or Pre-Quarter-Finals took place between 6 of the lowest ranked teams.

3 October 2000
Scorecard
Kenya 
208/9 (50 overs)
v
 India
209/2 (42.3 overs)
Ravi Shah 60 (93)
Zaheer Khan 3/48 (10 overs)
Rahul Dravid 68 (87)
Maurice Odumbe 1/18 (4 overs)
India won by 8 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Dave Orchard (South Africa)
Player of the match: Anil Kumble (India)

4 October 2000
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
287/6 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
179 (46.4 overs)
Avishka Gunawardene 132 (146)
Mervyn Dillon 2/46 (10 overs)
Laurie Williams 41 (59)
Nuwan Zoysa 3/34 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 108 runs
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Srinivas Venkataraghavan (India) and Peter Willey (England)
Player of the match: Avishka Gunawardene (Sri Lanka)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka advanced to Quarter-Finals
  • ODI debuts - Kerry Jeremy and Marlon Samuels (West Indies)

5 October 2000
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
232/8 (50 overs)
v
 England
236/2 (43.5 overs)
Javed Omar 63 (84)
Mark Ealham 3/48 (10 overs)
Nasser Hussain 95 (120)
Mohammad Rafique 1/43 (10 Overs)
England won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Australia) and Dave Orchard (South Africa)
Player of the match: Alec Stewart (England)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England advanced to Quarter-Finals

Quarter Final Squads[edit]

 Australia  England  India  New Zealand
Captained by
Steve Waugh
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Michael Bevan
Jason Gillespie
Ian Harvey
Mark Higgs
Brett Lee
Shane Lee
Damien Martyn
Glenn McGrath
Ricky Ponting
Andrew Symonds
Mark Waugh
Bradley Young
Coached by
John Buchanan
Captained by
Nasser Hussain
Mark Alleyne
Andy Caddick
Mark Ealham
Andrew Flintoff
Ashley Giles
Paul Grayson
Darren Gough
Matthew Hoggard
Graeme Hick
Vikram Solanki
Alec Stewart (wk)
Marcus Trescothick
Graham Thorpe
Coached by
Duncan Fletcher
Captained by
Sourav Ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar
Ajit Agarkar
Hemang Badani
Rahul Dravid
Vinod Kambli
Anil Kumble
Sunil Joshi
Robin Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Sridharan Sriram
Venkatesh Prasad
Vijay Dahiya (wk)
Zaheer Khan
Coached by
Anshuman Gaekwad
Captained by
Stephen Fleming
Geoff Allott
Nathan Astle
Chris Cairns
Chris Harris
Craig McMillan
Dion Nash
Chris Nevin
Adam Parore (wk)
Craig Spearman
Scott Styris
Glen Sulzberger
Roger Twose
Paul Wiseman
Coached by
David Trist
 Pakistan  South Africa  Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe
Captained by
Moin Khan (wk)
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Abdul Razzaq
Arshad Khan
Azhar Mahmood
Faisal Iqbal
Ijaz Ahmed
Imran Nazir
Saeed Anwar
Saleem Elahi
Saqlain Mushtaq
Waqar Younis
Wasim Akram
Yousuf Youhana
Coached by
Javed Miandad
Captained by
Shaun Pollock
Mark Boucher (wk)
Shafiek Abrahams
Nicky Boje
Allan Donald
Boeta Dippenaar
Andrew Hall
Jacques Kallis
Gary Kirsten
Lance Klusener
Neil McKenzie
Makhaya Ntini
Jonty Rhodes
Roger Telemachus
Coached by
Graham Ford
Captained by
Sanath Jayasuriya
Marvan Atapattu
Russel Arnold
Upul Chandana
Kumar Dharmasena
Avishka Gunawardene
Mahela Jayawardene
R.Kaluwitharana (wk)
Muttiah Muralitharan
Kumar Sangakkara
Eric Upashantha
Chaminda Vaas
P.Wickramasinghe
Nuwan Zoysa
Coached by
Dav Whatmore
Captained by
Heath Streak
Guy Whittall
Alistair Campbell
Stuart Carlisle
Andrew Flower (wk)
Grant Flower
Pommie Mbangwa
Mluleki Nkala
Henry Olonga
Gavin Rennie
Paul Strang
Mark Vermeulen
Dirk Viljoen
Craig Wishart
Coached by
Carl Rackemann

2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy knockout stage[edit]

The knockout stage of the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy, following the Pre-Quarter-Finals, was held from 7 to 15 October 2000. The top 5 teams ranked according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings qualify for the KnockOut Stage automatically. The remaining three teams qualify from the Pre-Quarter-Finals, which was held from 3 to 5 October, between 6 of the lowest ranked teams according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings.

Of the eight teams entering the stage, the team which was ranked 1st according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings play the winner of Pre-Quarter-Final 1 while the team which was ranked 2nd according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings play the winner of Pre-Quarter-Final 2 and so on, in the format R1 v PQF 1, R2 v PQF 2, R3 v PQF 3 and R4 v R5.

Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe qualify for the knockout stage automatically, while India, Sri Lanka and England qualify from the Pre-Quarter-Finals by beating Kenya, West Indies and Bangladesh respectively.

India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa qualified for the Semi-Finals by beating Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and England respectively. In the Semi-Finals, New Zealand beat Pakistan and India beat South Africa to qualify for the Finals.

Tournament bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
8 October – Nairobi, Kenya        
  Sri Lanka  194
11 October – Nairobi, Kenya
  Pakistan  195/1  
  Pakistan  252
9 October – Nairobi, Kenya
      New Zealand  255/6  
  New Zealand  265/7
15 October – Nairobi, Kenya
  Zimbabwe  201  
  New Zealand  265/6
7 October – Nairobi, Kenya    
    India  264/6
  India  265/9
13 October – Nairobi, Kenya
  Australia  245  
  India  295/6
10 October – Nairobi, Kenya
      South Africa  200  
  England  182
  South Africa  184/2  
 

Matches[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Australia v India[edit]

7 October 2000
Scorecard
India 
265/9 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
245 (46.4 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 84 (80)
Shane Lee 2/31 (10 overs)
Ricky Ponting 46 (59)
Zaheer Khan 2/40 (10 overs)
India won by 20 runs
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and David Shepherd (England)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (India)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • India advanced to Semi-Finals

Pakistan v Sri Lanka[edit]

8 October 2000
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
194 (45.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
195/1 (43.2 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 39 (41)
Wasim Akram 3/40 (7.4 overs)
Saeed Anwar 105 (134)
Sanath Jayasuriya 0/16 (3 overs)
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Dave Orchard (South Africa) and Peter Willey (England)
Player of the match: Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Pakistan advanced to Semi-Finals

New Zealand v Zimbabwe[edit]

9 October 2000
Scorecard
New Zealand 
265/7 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
201 (42.2 overs)
Roger Twose 85 (111)
Henry Olonga 3/58 (9 overs)
Stuart Carlisle 67 (92)
Paul Wiseman 4/45 (9.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 64 runs
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and David Shepherd (England)
Player of the match: Roger Twose (New Zealand)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand advanced to Semi-Finals

South Africa v England[edit]

10 October 2000
Scorecard
England 
182 (44.1 overs)
v
 South Africa
184/2 (39.1 overs)
Graeme Hick 65 (68)
Shaun Pollock 3/27 (9.1 overs)
Jacques Kallis 78 (110)
Craig White 1/40 (8.1 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Australia) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (England)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • South Africa advanced to Semi-Finals
  • ODI debut - Paul Grayson (England)

Semi-finals[edit]

New Zealand v Pakistan[edit]

11 October 2000
Scorecard
Pakistan 
252 (49.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
255/6 (49 overs)
Saeed Anwar 104 (115)
Shayne O'Connor 5/46 (9.2 overs)
Roger Twose 87 (101)
Azhar Mahmood 4/65 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Dave Orchard (South Africa) and David Shepherd (England)
Player of the match: Shayne O'Connor (New Zealand)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • New Zealand advanced to the ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 Final

India v South Africa[edit]

13 October 2000
Scorecard
India 
295/6 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
200 (41 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 141* (142)
Allan Donald 2/34 (10 overs)
Mark Boucher 60 (77)
Zaheer Khan 2/27 (5 overs)
India won by 95 runs
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Peter Willey (England)
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (India)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • India advanced to the ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 Final

Final[edit]

2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy Final
Event 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy
India New Zealand
India New Zealand
264/6 265/6
50 overs 49.4 overs
Date 15 October 2000
Venue Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the Match Chris Cairns (New Zealand)
Umpires Steve Bucknor
David Shepherd
1998
2002

The final of the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy took place on 15 October 2000 at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi, Kenya. It was played between India and New Zealand. New Zealand won the Final by 4 wickets to win their first ICC KnockOut Trophy and this was the first and to date the only ICC event won by  New Zealand.

Background[edit]

The 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy started on 3 October and was hosted by Kenya, all the matches were played at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya. Eleven teams participated in the tournament, the top 5 teams ranked according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings qualify for the KnockOut Stage automatically. The remaining three teams qualify from the Pre-Quarter-Finals, which was held from 3 to 5 October, between 6 of the lowest ranked teams according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings. The final was played on 15 October 2000 and was a day-nighter contested between India and New Zealand at the Gymkhana Club Ground.

It was New Zealand's first Finals appearance at major ICC events. They had previously lost the Semi-Finals on four occasions between 1975 and 1999. India played in their second final at major ICC events, having played and won the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final.

Route to the final[edit]

KnockOut Stage[edit]

A total ten matches were played in the tournament. The top 5 teams ranked according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings qualify for the KnockOut Stage automatically. The remaining three teams qualify from the Pre-Quarter-Finals, which was held from 3 to 5 October, between 6 of the lowest ranked teams according to 1999 Cricket World Cup seedings. Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe qualified for the KnockOut Stage automatically, while India, Sri Lanka and England qualified from Pre-Quarter-Finals beating Kenya, West Indies and Bangladesh respectively. India faced Australia, Sri Lanka faced Pakistan and England faced South Africa in the Quarter-Finals. India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa defeated Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and England respectively in the Quarter-Finals, and qualified for the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals[edit]

The first Semi-Final was played between New Zealand and Pakistan on 11 October 2000 at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya. Pakistan, who had won the toss, elected to bat first. Pakistan were bowled out for 252. Saeed Anwar scored 104 runs from 115 balls. Shayne O'Connor take a five-wicket haul his match figures were (5/46) bowling 9.2 overs, which help the New Zealand team to bowl out Pakistan for such mediocre score. New Zealand innings did start well losing their 2 wickets for 15, but Roger Twose and Craig McMillan steady the innings and put a brilliant partnership of 135 runs facing 158 balls and thus, they achieved the target with an over and 4 wickets remaining. Shayne O'Connor was awarded Man of the Match for his match figures (5/46) and New Zealand entered in their first ever Finals at major ICC events.

India played South Africa in the second Semi-Final of the tournament on 13 October 2000 at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya. India captain, Sourav Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat first. Indian openers gave them a steady start, with 66 for no wicket in 14 overs. Sourav Ganguly scored a brilliant century scoring 141 runs facing 142 balls he was not out throughout the innings and India scored the mammoth total of 295 runs losing 6 wickets. South African openers could not give their team a good start as both Kirsten and Hall were back in the pavilion for just the score of 23 in 4 overs and soon they were reduced to 50/4 then Jonty Rhodes, Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener steadied the innings for some extent but that could not help too much as they were bowled out for 200 and lost the match by 95 runs. Sourav Ganguly was named the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 141 runs.

Match[edit]

Umpires[edit]

The match was umpired by West Indies' Steve Bucknor and England's David Shepherd. Sri Lankan Ranjan Madugalle was the match referee and Australia's Darrell Hair was the third umpire.

Details[edit]

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field. Indian openers gave a superb start to their team, and put a brilliant partnership of 141 and scoring the runs at the run rate of over 5 runs per over, but then, their middle could not take any advantage of the start given by their openers and finished the innings scoring 264 runs and losing 6 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Sourav Ganguly's golden run in the tournament continued as he yet again scored a brilliant century scoring 117 runs from 130 balls. New Zealand innings yet again did not start well as they lost their 2 wickets inside 6 overs for the score of 37, and later reduced to 132/5 but then, Chris Cairns and Chris Harris put a brilliant partnership of 122 runs which help them to win their first major ICC event and also their first ICC KnockOut Trophy title.

15 October 2000
Scorecard
India 
264/6 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
265/6 (49.4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 117 (130)
Scott Styris 2/53 (10 overs)
Chris Cairns 102* (113)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/27 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi  Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Chris Cairns (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand won the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy.

This was the first and to date the only ICC event won by  New Zealand.

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