Champions Trophy in numbers, Part-1

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Australia won the Champions Trophy twice

Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing records and stats in the history of ICC Champions Trophy.

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Australia is the only team to win two straight Champions Trophy titles.

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The highest number of centuries in Champions Trophy is shared between three players – India’s Sourav Ganguly, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and South Africa’s Harschelle Gibbs. All of them has three centuries each.

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Australia’s Shane Watson has this shameful record of getting out with a duck as many as four times.

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Among the fielders, New Zealand’s Nathan McCullum has the record of taking most catches in a single match. At Cardiff in 2013, he took four catches against the hosts England.

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Joss Buttler has the most number of dismissal in a particular match of Champions Trophy. During a match against South in the 2013 version of the tournament, the English wicketkeeper took six catches.

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The record of hitting most sixes in an innings belongs to New Zealand’s Craig McMillan (vs USA, 2004) and Australia’s Shane Watson (vs England, 2009). Both hit seven sixes in an innings.

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Indian batsmen have always been quite dominating in this competition, as so far has smashed eight centuries.

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Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan has the most economical figure in the history of Champions Trophy, Against West Indies at Nairobi in 2002, he gave away only 9 runs off 10 overs with the help of four maidens. However, he was wicketless in that match.

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West Indian Jerome Taylor took highest 13 wickets in an edition of the Champions Trophy, as he took 13 wickets in 2006.

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Apart from the wicketkeepers, Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene has the record of taking highest 15 wickets.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com