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ICC Champions Trophy 2002: New name, new format

Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly (left) hit centuries against England, for whom Ian Blackwell (top right) starred in only his second one-day international; South Africa seamer Alan Dawson (bottom right) was an unlikely hero with the bat as he hit the last ball of their match with West Indies for four to win the game

In 2002, there was a new name and a new format for the ICC Champions Trophy - with the 10 Test nations, plus Kenya and the Netherlands, divided into four pools of three, with group winners qualifying for the semi-finals.

However, the group match results were largely predictable as the four "minnows" - Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Kenya and the Dutch - lost all their games.

England were eliminated by India despite rookie Ian Blackwell's battling 82 from 68 balls, as Virender Sehwag and skipper Sourav Ganguly both smashed centuries.

Sri Lanka cruised past Pakistan, Australia thrashed New Zealand and South Africa edged out West Indies in one of the most exciting games of the tournament.

see also
ICC Champions Trophy 2009
05 Oct 09 |  Cricket
Champions Trophy team guide
20 Sep 09 |  Cricket

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