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2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy

2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Host(s)  Kenya
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Participants 8 (from 11 entrants)
Matches played 10
Most runs Sourav Ganguly (348)
Most wickets Venkatesh Prasad (8)

The 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy was a One Day International cricket tournament held 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 teams.

October 3 – Kenya (208–9, 50 ov) lost to India (209–2, 42.3 ov) by 8 wickets.
October 4 – Sri Lanka (287–6, 50 ov) beat West Indies (179, 46.4 ov) by 108 runs.
October 5 – Bangladesh (232–8, 50 ov) lost to England (236–2, 43.5 ov) by 8 wickets. .

Quarter Final Squads

 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)
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
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
Quarter Finals
October 7 – India (265–9, 50 ov) beat Australia (245, 46.4 ov) by 20 runs.
October 8 – Sri Lanka (194, 45.4 ov) lost to Pakistan (195–1, 43.2 ov) by 9 wickets.
October 9 – New Zealand (265–7, 50 ov) beat Zimbabwe 201 (42.2 ov) by 64 runs.
October 10 – England (182, 44.1 ov) lost to South Africa (184–2, 39.1 ov) by 8 wickets.
Semi Finals
October 11 – Pakistan (252, 49.2 ov) lost to New Zealand (255–6 , 49 ov) by 4 wickets.
October 13 – India (295–6, 50 ov) beat South Africa (200, 41 overs) by 95 runs.


October 15 – India (264–6, 50 ov) lost to New Zealand (265–6, 49.4 ov) by 4 wickets.

Indian captain Sourav Ganguly top scored for India with 117, helped along by his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar who made 69. Scott Styris took two wickets for New Zealand as well as affecting a couple of run outs. New Zealand were struggling in their chase at 5 for 132 when Chris Harris joined Chris Cairns at the crease. The pair put on 122 together until Harris fell for 46 with 9 balls remaining. Cairns however saw his side home, his unbeaten 102 giving his side victory with 2 balls to spare

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

External links

  • Cricinfo tournament home
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