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India vs Pakistan FINAL

Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
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West Indies' ICC Champions Trophy 2006 campaign

ICC Champions Trophy Final

Australia claim Champions Trophy

After bowling out West Indies for 138, the Aussies cruised to victory in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy. Austalia were chasing a target of 116 runs set following the D/L method after three hours of rain delay.
West Indies started off strongly scoring 80 runs in the first 10 overs, but Bracken slowed them down after bowling out Chanderpaul and Gayle. The Windies scored only 23 runs in the next 10 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. For Australia, Watson scored 57 runs and Martyn was unbeaten at 47 at the end of play. West Indies (Playing XI): C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, R R Sarwan, B C Lara, R S Morton, M N Samuels, D J Bravo, C S Baugh, C D Collymore, I D R Bradshaw, J E Taylor.
Australia (Playing XI): A C Gilchrist, S R Watson, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, A Symonds, M J Clarke, M E K Hussey, G B Hogg, B Lee, N W Bracken, G D McGrath
ICC Champions Trophy, Mumbai: West Indies 138 all out

Australia determined to break Champions Trophy jinx

Australia's quest for their elusive Champions Trophy will face its toughest challenge when they take on the unpredictable and defending champions West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Both team captains are equally determined to win the coveted trophy. World Champions Australia, appearing in the final for the first time, have a slight edge over the Caribbeans with a five man pace attack. West Indies, who had to suffer the ignominy of qualifying to defend their title, will be helped by the convincing victory over South Africa in the semifinals. In the last four matches they played, they are 2-2, with West Indies winning the encounter in the group stages by 10 runs as Australia fell short of Windies' score of 234 for 6. West Indies (from) Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Runako Morton, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh (Wicket Keeper), Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor.
Australia (from) Shane Watson, Adam Gilchrist (Wicket Keeper), Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Glenn McGrath.

ICC Champions Trophy 2006 Semi Finals

Second Semi-Final, SA vs WI: Gayle puts Windies in Final

Chris Gayle hit 133, his 15th ODI century, as West Indies beat South Africa by six wickets to reach the ICC Champions Trophy final. He put on 154 in 26 overs for the first wicket with Shiv Chanderpaul, who retired hurt on 57. It was his third century of the tournament.Earlier South Africa lost 8 wickets, reaching 258 in their allotted 50 overs. Gibbs top scored with 77, while Taylor, Bravo and Samuels took 2 wickets each. South Africa (Playing XI) : Graeme Smith (Captain), Mark Boucher, Loots Bosman, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock.
West Indies (Playing XI) : Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels.
ICC Champions Trophy, Jaipur: West Indies 262-4 (44 ovs) bt South Africa 258-8 (50 ovs) by 6 wkts

Tough test for West Indies

Defending champions West Indies will face a stern test when they take on South Africa in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy in Jaipur on Thursday. South Africa team (from) : Graeme Smith (capt.), Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Abraham Devilliers, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Andrew Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterseon, Loots Bosman and Charl Langeveldt.
West Indies team (from) : Brian Lara (capt.), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.

Tough test for West Indies

Defending champions West Indies will face a stern test when they take on South Africa in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy in Jaipur on Thursday.
A lot, however, will depend on the condition of the pitch at the Sawai Man Singh stadium. South Africa fielding coach Jonty Rhodes put the Proteas through the paces at Jaipur on Wednesday. This is surely one are where the South Africans think that they are number one, even ahead of Australia. West Indies' fielding like everything else can be very good on its day. The defending champions set the tone for this tournament by beating Australia and though they lost an inconsequential game to England, they're still the definite dark horse despite the captain's injury problems. The South African steam rolled past Pakistan in Mohali, bowling them out for 89. But one should not expect an encore of that kind of a score in Jaipur since the wicket at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium looks fairly different. South Africa team (from) : Graeme Smith (capt.), Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Abraham Devilliers, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Andrew Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterseon, Loots Bosman and Charl Langeveldt.
West Indies team (from) : Brian Lara (capt.), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.

Group A, Match 5 WIN vs ENG: Consolation three-wicket win for England

Pietersen hit nine fours and a six in his unbeaten 90 as he guided England to a 3 wicket victory with nine balls to spare. Earlier Flintoff bowled for the first time since an ankle surgery but failed to take any wickets as West Indies hit 272-4. For Windies Gayle (101) put on 174 for the second wicket with Bravo (112) in the Champions Trophy match in Ahmedabad. West Indies (Playing XI) :C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, R R Sarwan, B C Lara, R S Morton, M N Samuels, F H Edwards, D J Bravo, C S Baugh, C D Collymore, J E Taylor
England (Playing XI) :A J Strauss, I R Bell, A Flintoff, M H Yardy, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood, J W M Dalrymple, C M W Read, S I Mahmood, J Lewis, J M Anderson
ICC Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad: West Indies 272-4 lost to England 276-7 by three wickets

Windies looks like champion material

After beating two of the best sides in the tournament World champions Australia and hosts India - West Indies's entry into the semifinals is guaranteed. And after losing to the same two teams, and now having to face West Indies, England is a totally off-colour team with no confidence. England is continuing a poor run in limited-overs games which has seen nine defeats in 12 matches. However, the English captain Andrew Flintoff says they are determined to finish the tournament with a flourish in Ahmedabad.
"We're playing for pride - and pride's a strong thing - so we'll go in there trying to beat the West Indies and go home on a high. West Indies Captain Brian Lara, meanwhile, has dismissed suggestions that they might rest key players, including himself, for the England game. "It's important that we get the best team out there. We don't want to have a hiccup at this time," he explained.

Group A, Match 4 IND vs WI : Windies on to the Semis

West Indies won the match against India by 3 wickets with 2 balls left after losing 4 quick wickets towards the end. India made 223/9 in 50 overs after being put into bat first in their ICC Champions Trophy match at Ahmedabad on Thursday. India had slumped to 69-3 following the dismissals of Virender Sehwag for 17, Irfan Pathan for 0 and Sachin Tendulkar for 29. Skipper Dravid took India to a healthy position of 131-5 before being run out for 49 in the 31st over. His 61 run partnership with Yuvraj Singh (27) in 13.2 overs was the highest in the Indian innings. Dhoni scored 51 from 65 balls with 2 sixes and one four and put on a 49 run partnership with Harbhajan (15). Bradshaw took 3 for 30.

Both teams have made one change. India has left out Romesh Powar and included R P Singh, while Shivnaraine Chanderpaul replaces Wavell Hinds in the Caribbean side. Both teams have won their opening matches in the league stage, India beating England and West Indies upsetting Australia. India (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, R P Singh.
West Indies (Playing XI): Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels.
ICC Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad: India 223-9 (50 overs) lost to West Indies 224-7 (49.4 overs) by 3 wickets

West Indies ready for India

After suffering a humiliating loss against Sri Lanka in the qualifiers, they picked up their game to pull off a huge upset against Australia.
And now, they are up against a team they have beaten six times in their last 10 games and 21 out of the 33 times they have played in India. Brian Lara's back might be hurting since the last game against Australia, but he is expected to return on Thursday. The West Indies, however, are not giving anything away about his position in the batting order. If the Windies beat India in their game on Thursday, they would be considered the favourites against England on Saturday and be all but through to the last four. India team (from): R Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohd Kaif, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Mongia, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Rudra Pratap Singh, Romesh Powar.
West Indies team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh (Wicket Keeper), Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.

Group A, Match 2 WIN vs AUS: Jerome Taylor's trick gives Windies 10 run victory

Jerome Taylor (4-49) bowled Mike Hussey and Brad Hogg, trapping Brett Lee lbw in between as the Aussies ended on 224-9 in their 50 overs chasing Windies score of 234-6.
After struggling initially at 63/4, Brian Lara and Ruanko Morton put on a great partnership to bring their total to a decent 234. Morton remained not out at 90 and Lara was dismissed at 71 caught by Symond off a ball by McGrath. For the Aussies, Bracken took two wickets and McGrath, Clark, Lee and Watson picked up one each. The world champions were on course to reach their target when Adam Gilchrist (92) and Michael Clarke (47) added 101 but they fell in quick succession. Australia now face a crunch clash with England in Jaipur on Saturday, with the losers facing elimination. Australia (Playing XI): A Gilchrist (Wicket Keeper), S Watson, R Ponting (Captain), D Martyn, M Clarke, A Symonds, M Hussey, B Hogg, B Lee, N Bracken, G McGrath
West Indies (Playing XI): C Gayle, R Morton, R Sarwan, B Lara (Captain), D Bravo, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Smith, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor
ICC Champions Trophy Group A, Mumbai: West Indies 234-6 (50 overs) bt Australia 224-9 (50 overs) by 10 runs

Australia start as favourites against Windies

A crack line-up makes world champions Australia clear favourites but countering a slow and unpredictable track could pose a big challenge when they clash with title holders West Indies in their ICC Champions Trophy group A clash here tomorrow.
The Australians yet to win the tournament in the past - stand head and shoulders above the Carribeans in all departments of the game and will be keen to launch their campaign on a triumphant note at the Brabourne Stadium. The bowlers expecially spinners, regular or part-time - have managed to extract lot of help in the last two matches on these early-season pitches, with even a part timer offie like South African captain Graeme Smith turning the ball square against New Zealand in yesterday's Group B opener that saw neither team crossing the 200-run mark. The heat and humidity factor may also work against the Aussies who, however, have made it a point to practice extensively in the mid-day sun whenever the chance has come their way.
While West Indies would bank on their non-regular slow bowlers Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels if selected and Ramnaresh Sarwan if the pitch shows signs of aiding the spin bowlers, Australia have left arm wrist spinner Brad Hogg, off break exponent Andrew Symonds and left arm orthodox slow bowler Michael Clarke to do the needful. The players from the land of the kangaroos have a pretty good past record against the Caribbeans, recording 14 wins in 19 encounters between the two sides in this decade. Where the Windies hold a slight upper hand is in the fact that they have already played four matches in the competition while the Aussies have not featured in any tie so far and had to be content with playing practice ties in Mumbai against India s domestic teams which lacked the arsenal to pose any real threat. Australia team (from): Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist (Wicket Keeper), Nathan Bracken, Dan Cullen, Michael Clarke, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds.
West Indies team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh (Wicket Keeper), Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.

Qualification Standings

TeamMPWDLPts 
Sri Lanka33__6Qualifier 1
West Indies32_14Qualifier 2
Bangladesh31_22DNQ
Zimbabwe3__30DNQ

Match 6, WIN vs SRI: With the best bowling figures in ICC Champions Trophy history, Maharoof the man of the moment

Farveez Maharoof took 6-14 for Sri Lanka as they hammered West Indies by nine wickets in the final Champions Trophy qualifier. Windies', after winning the toss decided to bat first, and were all out for 80, their second lowest score in ODIs. Only Wavell Hinds (28) and Brian Lara (13) reached double figures.
Upul Tharanga fell first ball but Sanath Jayasuriya (45) and Mahela Jayawardene (34) saw Sri Lanka home with almost 37 overs to spare. Sri Lanka now joins New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa in Group B, while the Windies face the daunting prospect of lining up alongside hosts India, world champions Australia and England. Sri Lanka Team U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, F Maharoof, C Vaas, D Fernando, L Malinga, M Muralitharan
West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), D Smith, F Edwards, C Collymore
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mumbai: Sri Lanka 83-1 (13.2 overs) bt West Indies 80 (30.4 overs) by nine wickets

Sri Lanka, Windies look to top qualifying stage

Having already booked their place in the main stage of the ICC Champions Trophy, titleholders West Indies and Sri Lanka would be keen to keep their momentum going when they clash in the qualifying match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
There's very little to choose between the cricketers from the Emerald Island and those from the Caribbean and the tie, the first international outing in the splendid setting at the Cricket Club of India in more than a decade, promises to be thrilling contest. The victors in the match would qualify for Group B that comprises of South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand. The losers would be pooled together with World Cup champions Australia, hosts India and England in Group A.
West Indies captain Brian Lara said after his team's comprehensive ten-wicket win over Bangladesh at Jaipur on Wednesday that his team was keen to finish as the number one team by beating the Lankans. "We want to continue the momentum. No team likes to go to the next stage of the tournament with a loss, and three (wins) in a row would be nice." Sri Lanka would be equally interested in making it ten victories in a row in ODIs starting with a very creditable 5-0 whitewash of England in the latter's backyard. The Lankans are an improved lot, a far cry from the one that visited India a season ago with Marvan Atapattu at the helm and was swamped in both Tests and ODIs, and have shown that the Mahela Jayawardene-led outfit is no pushover.

Match 4, WIN vs BAN: Windies in the main stage after 10 wkt victory over Bangladesh

West Indies cruised to a 10 wicket win over Bangladesh and a place in the main stages of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Tigers collapsed from 95-1 to 161 all out after Shahriar Nafees (38) and Aftab Ahmed (59) had put on 85. For Windies, Gayle hit 104 in 118 balls, while Chanderpaul scored 52 in 104. West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor, F Edwards
Bangladesh Team S Nafees, M Ashraful, A Ahmed, S Hasan, H Bashar, F Reza, K Mashud, M Rafique, M Mortaza, A Razzak, S Rasel
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round: Bangladesh 161 (46.3 overs) lost to West Indies 164/0 (36.4 overs) by 10 wickets

Ramnaresh Sarwan recovers, to play against Bangladesh

West Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has recovered from a viral infection and will play against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy qualifying match at Sawai Man Singh stadium today.
"Sarwan was suffering from viral infection but had recovered. He took part in the net session on Tuesday," team manager Tony Howard said at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday. He said the status of Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith, who were also down with viral fever, will be known this morning. "No one has been ruled out of selection for the playing eleven today," Howard added.
Meanwhile, captain Brian Lara said the side would not take any chances and they would play the best team possible. "We are not taking Bangladesh lightly. They had sprung some surprises in the past by beating India and Australia and there is no room for complacency as it is a qualifying tournament," Lara said when asked whether he would try to experiment with some new faces. "Playing good cricket is important than looking at whom you play with." Answering another question on the enormous form of batmen Chris Gyale, he said, "Gayle is an important cog in the wheel of West Indies cricket. He is a match winner and integral part of West Indies Cricket." Bangladesh Team (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rajin Saleh, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Farhad Reza, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain.
West Indies Team (from): Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.

Match 2, WIN vs ZIM: Windies thrash Zimbabwe

Chris Gayle starred with ball and bat as holders West Indies began their ICC Champions Trophy qualifying campaign with a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe. Skipper Prosper Utseya (27) was one of only three Zimbabweans to make double figures as they were shot out for 85. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Brian Lara eased them home off only 14.2 overs - and before the scheduled dinner break.
Champions Trophy, qualifying round, Ahmedabad: West Indies 90-1 (14.2 overs) bt Zimbabwe 85 (30.1 overs) by nine wickets

Lara to play in India after 10 years; West Indies not taking Zimbabwe lightly

West Indies captain Brian Lara, who is playing in India after almost 10 years, said his team would not take depleted Zimbabwe lightly in Sunday's ICC Champions Trophy qualifier. Defending champions West Indies and Sri Lanka are expected to advance to the main rounds from the four-team qualifiers which also involve Bangladesh.
Although Lara has played 128 Tests and 275 one-day internationals, the last time he was in action in an ODI in India was in the 1996 World Cup semi-final, against Australia at Mohali. The last time he played a Test in India was in December 1994, at Chandigarh. Since Lara took over as captain for a third term in April, the West Indies routed Zimbabwe 5-0 and stunned India 4-1 at home, before edging out the Indians to reach the Malaysian tri-series final last month. Zimbabwe were routed 3-0 by South Africa in a recent ODI series, but a 3-2 victory in a preceding home series against Bangladesh offers hope of winning at least one match against an established side.

Zimbabwe ready to take on Windies

Zimbabwe will hope to take a few lessons from batting great Brian Lara when they clash with his West Indian team in a Champions Trophy qualifying match here on Sunday.
Zimbabwean cricket is attempting to rebuild after being battered and bruised by political turmoil at home that forced top stars like Andy Flower, Heath Streak and Tatenda Taibu to quit the country. Zimbabwe, now coached by former international Kevin Curran and captained by 21-year-old Prosper Utseya, will cause a major upset if they progress beyond the qualifying round also featuring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The top two teams in the round-robin qualifier will join world champions Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, England and New Zealand in the main tournament that begins on October 15. Since Lara took over as captain for a third term in April, the West Indies routed Zimbabwe 5-0 and stunned India 4-1 at home, before edging out the Indians to reach the Malaysian tri-series final last month. West Indies Team (from): Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.
Zimbabwe Team (from): Prosper Utseya (Captain), Stuart Matsikenyeri, Brendan Taylor, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Terry Duffin, Tawanda Mupariwa, Ed Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Anthony Ireland, Gregory Strydom, Chamu Chibhabha, Tafadzwa Kamungozi.

West Indies Team

1 BC Lara (Captain), 2 RR Sarwan, 3 CS Baugh (Wicket Keeper), 4 IDR Bradshaw, 5 DJ Bravo, 6 S Chanderpaul, 7 CD Collymore, 8 FH Edwards, 9 CH Gayle, 10 WW Hinds, 11 RS Morton, 12 MN Samuels, 13 DR Smith, 14 JE Taylor

West Indies Match Schedules

Current ODI Ranking: 7, Yet to Qualify
October 8, 2006 vs Zimbabwe Motera
October 11, 2006 vs Bangladesh Jaipur
October 14, 2006 vs Sri Lanka Mumbai

West Indies Past ICC Champions Trophy Record

Matches Played: 10
Matches Won: 7
Matches Lost: 3
Performance in 2004: Winners
Performance in 2002: Group Stage
Performance in 2000: Pre Q.Finals
Performance in 1998: Runners-up


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.