Pakistan has always been an unpredictable team. Sometimes, they surprise the strongest team, and there are times, when they succumb to minnows. Here is information about the show of Pakistan in cricket ICC Champions Trophy.
1998 - Bangladesh
Pakistan crashed out of the cricket tournament beaten by the West Indies in the quarter-finals. Pakistan could manage only 259 batting second after West Indies' 289. Top performers for Pakistan were Ejaz Ahmed (51) and Saleem Elahi (46). Wasim Akram claimed nine wickets but it was not sufficient.
2000 - Kenya
Pakistan managed 195, courtesy to a brilliant century by opener Saeed Anwar (105 not out). They trounced Sri Lanka by nine wickets. Helped by Wasim Akram (3-40) and Azhar Mahmood (3-52), they limited the Sri Lankans to 194 earlier. Pakistan was defeated by New Zealand in the semi-finals by four wickets. A fine century from Anwar could not save Pakistan.
2002 - Sri Lanka
A Sanath Jayasuriya powered Sri Lanka thwarted Pakistani ambition in the pool games. Pakistan capitulated to 200 runs with only Anwar (52) and Misbah-ul-Haq (47) succeeding. However, they defeated the Netherlands with nine wickets helped by half-centuries by Anwar and Imran Nazir. Shahid Afridi took three wickets.
2004 - England
Pakistan crashed out in the semi-finals against West Indies, losing by seven wickets. Pakistan were all-out for mere 131. Windies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan saw his team home with a half-century. However, in earlier matches, Pakistan tasted success defeating their arch-rivals India and crushing Kenya.
2006 - India
Pakistan was out in the pool games itself, defeated by South Africa by 124 runs and New Zealand by 51 runs. Against South Africa, they were out just for 51 runs. Half centuries by Mohammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik were not sufficient to take them past New Zealand. They got a consolation win against Sri Lanka, winning by four wickets. Abdul Razzaq capped four wickets in the match while Imran Farhat scored a half century.
Peek into the history of Pakistan in Champions Trophy. Pakistan has been an unpredictable team in ICC Champions Trophy.