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The ICC Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament was in its 5th year held in the year 2006 at 3 different venues in India. The Australian Cricket team emerged as the winner.

ICC Champions Trophy 2006 India

The ICC Champions Trophy is an International Cricket tournament organized by the International Cricket Conference (ICC) after a period of every 2 years. In the year 2006, the tournament was organized at India. The matches of the tournament were played at 3 venues in India, viz. Mohali, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. After the Final match, CH Gayle of West Indies was named the Man of the Series for his extra-ordinary performance throughout the tournament.

A brief account of the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 is as follows:

QUALIFYING ROUNDS

7th of October 2006
Mohali: Sri Lanka (302-8, 50 Overs) beat Bangladesh (265-9, 50 Overs) by 37 runs. Man of the Match WU Tharanga (Sri Lanka)

8th of October 2006
Ahemdabad: West Indies (90-1, 14.2 Overs) beat Zimbabwe (85 All Out, 30.1 Overs) by 9 wickets with 214 balls remaining. Man of the Match CH Gayle (West Indies)

10th of October 2006
Ahmedabad: Sri Lanka (285-7, 50 Overs) beat Zimbabwe (141 All Out, 42.3 Overs) by 144 runs. Man of the Match WU Tharanga (Sri Lanka)

11th of October 2006
Jaipur: Wes Indies (164 runs at No Loss, 36.4 Overs) beat Bangladesh (161 All Out, 46.3 Overs) by 10 wickets with 80 balls remaining. Man of the Match CH Gayle (West Indies)

13th of October 2006
Jaipur: Bangladesh (231-6, 50 Overs) beat Zimbabwe (130 All Out, 44.4 Overs) by 101 runs. Man of the Match Shahriar Nafees (Bangladesh)

14th of October 2006
Mumbai: Sri Lanka (83-1, 13.2 Overs) beat West Indies (80 All Out, 30.4 Overs) by 9 wickets with 220 balls remaining. Man of the Match MF Maharoof (Sri Lanka)

MAIN ROUNDS

15th of October 2006
Jaipur: India (126-6, 29.3 Overs) beat England (125 All Out, 37 Overs) by 4 wickets with 123 balls remaining. Man of the Match MM Patel (India)

16th of October 2006
Mumbai: New Zealand (195 All Out, 45.4 Overs) beat South Africa (108 All Out, 34.1 Overs) by 87 runs. Man of the Match SP Fleming (New Zealand)

17th of October 2006
Jaipur: Pakistan (255-6, 48.1 Overs) beat Sri Lanka (253 All Out, 49.2 Overs) by 4 wickets with 11 balls remaining. Man of the Match Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan)

18th of October 2006
Mumbai: West Indies (234-6, 50 Overs) beat Australia (224-9, 50 Overs) by 10 runs. Man of the Match RS Morton (West Indies)

20th of October 2006
Mumbai: Sri Lanka (166-3, 36 Overs) beat New Zealand (165 All Out, 49.2 Overs) by 7 wickets with 84 balls remaining. Man of the Match M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

21st of October 2006
Jaipur: Australia (170-4, 36.5 Overs) beat England (169 All Out, 45 Overs) by 6 wickets with 79 balls remaining. Man of the Match DR Martyn (Australia)

24th of October 2006
Ahmedabad: South Africa (219-9, 50 Overs) beat Sri Lanka (141 All Out, 39.1 Overs) by 78 runs. Man of the Match SM Pollock (South Africa)

25th of October 2006
Mohali: New Zealand (274-7, 50 Overs) beat Pakistan (223 All Out, 46.3 Overs) by 51 runs. Man of the Match SP Fleming (New Zealand)

26th of October 2006
Ahmedabad: West Indies (224-7, 49.4 Overs) beat India (223-9, 50 Overs) by 3 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Man of the Match S Chanderpaul (West Indies)

27th of October 2006
Mohali: South Africa (213-8, 50 Overs) beat Pakistan (89 All Out, 25 Overs) by 124 runs. Man of the Match M Ntini (South Africa)

28th of October 2006
Ahmedabad: England (276-7, 48.3 Overs) beat West Indies (272-4, 50 Overs) by 3 wickets with 9 balls remaining. Man of the Match CH Gayle (West Indies)

29th of October 2006
Mohali: Australia (252-4, 45.4 Overs) beat India (249-8, 50 Overs) by 6 wickets with 26 balls remaining. Man of the Match DR Martyn (Australia)

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

1st of November 2006
Mohali: Australia (240-9, 50 Overs) beat New Zealand (206 All Out, 46 Overs) by 34 runs. Man of the Match GD McGrath (Australia)

2nd of November 2006
Jaipur: West Indies (262-4, 44 Overs) beat South Africa (258-8, 50 Overs) by 6 wickets with 36 balls remaining. Man of the Match CH Gayle (West Indies)

FINAL MATCH

5th of November 2006
Australia (116-2, 28.1 Overs) beat West Indies (138 All Out, 30.4 Overs) by Duckworth-Lewis Method. (Australian Innings target was revised to 116 runs from 35 Overs after the match was interrupted after Australia had played 10 Overs in its innings at the score of 45-2.) Man of the Match SR Watson (Australia)