The 2006 ICC Champions Trophy is remembered because it was for the first time when Australia, undoubtedly the best team in the world, was able to break the jinx of Champions Trophy. The cricket tournament was played in India in 2006. Australia emerged champion defeating West Indies in the final, played in Vankhede Stadium of Mumbai.
Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, India, and England qualified automatically for the cricket tournament. The next four teams Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh played a pre-tournament round robin qualifying round. In the Champions Trophy, the teams were split in two groups of four in a round robin competition. The top two teams from each group qualified for the semi-finals.
On 15 October, India defeated England by four wickets in Jaipur. Munaf Patel was Man of the Match.
On 16 October, New Zealand trounced South Africa by 87 runs in Mumbai. Stephen Fleming was Man of the Match.
On 17 October, Pakistan won against Sri Lanka by four wickets in Jaipur. Abdul Razzaq was Man of the Match.
On 18 October, West Indies defeated Australia in Mumbai by 10 runs. Runaco Morton became Man of the Match.
On 20 October, Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in Mumbai by 7 wickets. Muttiah Muralitharan was Man of the Match.
On 21 October, Australia defeated England in Jaipur by 6 wickets. Damien Martin was Man of the Match.
On 24 October, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad by 78 runs. Shaun Pollock was Man of the Match.
On 25 October, New Zealand defeated Pakistan in Mohali by 51 runs. Stephen Fleming was Man of the Match.
On 26 October, West Indies defeated India in Ahmedabad by 3 wickets. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was Man of the Match.
On 27 October, South Africa went ahead Pakistan by 124 runs. Makhaya Ntini was Man of the Match.
In first semi final on 1 November, Australia defeated New Zealand by 34 runs. Glenn McGrath was Man of the Match.
In second semi final on 2 November, West Indies defeated South Africa by six wickets. Chris Gayle was Man of the Match.
ICC Champions Trophy 2006 final was played in Mumbai between Australia and West Indies. Australia won the match by 8 wickets under Duckworth/Lewis rule. Shane Watson was Man of the Match.
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