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30th Sept, Final, India vs Srilanka; Result: 2002/03 ICC Champions Trophy shared [Scorecard]
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India, Srilanka share the ICC Champions Trophy

Colombo, September 30: For the second consecutive day, rain came pounding in to throw the final of the Champions Trophy between India and Sri Lanka into disarray. The match had to be abandoned on Monday. No result was possible even on the reserve day and both teams shared the title. .......more

Sachin batting at No 4 for the sake of the team: Ganguly

Colombo, October 01: Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday night said star batsman Sachin Tendulkar would continue to play at number four in the interest of the team and flayed critics forputting needless pressure on the master blaster by highlighting his rare failures. .......more

Ganguly says match could have gone either way

Colombo September 30: Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly admitted it was disappointing to end their impressive Champions Trophy campaign with a no-result match which could have gone either way. .......more

India-Sri Lanka match abandoned

Colombo, September 29: Rain had stayed away from the Champions Trophy for the entire duration of the tournament. But the heavens opened up on Sunday night, right in the middle of the final between India and Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium. .......more

SL reach the finals after beating Aus by 7 wkts

Colombo, September 27: The mighty Australians came crashing to the ground with a thud. The same team that had looked unstoppable in the league phase of the Champions Trophy was cut to size by a professional performance from the Sri Lankans. The home team routed Australia by seven wickets to move into the final where they will meet India on Sunday. .......more

Tendulkar regrets loss of one-day opening role

Colombo, September 27: Sachin Tendulkar says he would still prefer to open the batting in one-day internationals, conceding that he is not entirely comfortable coming in at number four.
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Slow bowlers may play a decisive role

Colombo, September 26: Both Australia and Sri Lanka have had two extremely easy matches on their way to the semi-final of the Champions Trophy but they surely cannot be blamed for those one-sided encounters. Sri Lanka are world-beaters in these typically humid conditions and Australia are world-beaters in any conditions. .......more

Injured Nehra doubtful for final

Colombo, September 26: Indian left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra has a split webbing in his bowling hand and may be doubtful for Sunday's final of the ICC Champions Trophy, team physio Andrew Leipus said today. .......more

India pulls off a stunning 10-run win against SA

Colombo, September 25: India pulled off a stunning 10-run victory against South Africa in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy at Colombo on Wednesday. Chasing 262 to win, South Africa finished with 251/6 in their stipulated 50 overs. India are now in the finals and will play the winners of the second semi-final match between Australia and Sri Lanka, to be played on Friday. .......more

I don't know how we won: Ganguly

Colombo, September 25: Snatching a stunning 10-run victory from the jaws of defeat, a dazed Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said he still could not believe that his team had beaten South Africa in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
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Aussies worry about SL record at Premadasa

Colombo, September 25: To judge from past experience, it wont be easy for the Australians to beat Sri Lanka in the semifinal of the 12-nation ICC Champions Trophy at a venue that has always favored the host.
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New Zealand win by 167 runs in twelveth ODI of ICC Trophy

Colombo, September 23: Fast bowler Shane Bond grabbed four wickets in a sensational spell as New Zealand dismissed Bangladesh for their second-lowest total of 77 to post a 167-run win in an inconsequential match of the Champions Trophy tournament here on Monday. .......more

Ganguly worried about Indian pace bowlers' heavy workload

Colombo, September 23: Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is concerned about his pace bowlers' heavy workload, but realizes there is no easy solution. .......more

Sehwag bashes England hopes for the Ashes

London, September 23: England's defeat at the hands of India in the ICC Champions Trophy pool match in Colombo on Sunday was a "body blow" just three weeks ahead of the side's departure for their Ashes campaign in Australia, British media commented on Monday........more

England needed magical powers to contain Indians: Hussain

Colombo, September 23: England captain Nasser Hussain said his bowlers perhaps needed "magical" powers to contain a rampant Indian side that mercilessly inflicted a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat on his team in the Champions Trophy on Sunday. .......more

India cruises to victory in eleventh ODI against England

Colombo, September 22: Virender Sehwag and skipper Sourav Ganguly smashed rapid-fire centuries as India crushed England by eight wickets to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday. .......more

South Africa beat Kenya by 176 runs in ninth ODI

Colombo, September 20: South Africa buried Kenya under an avalanche of runs to secure a comfortable 176-run victory in a Group C league match and confirm their place in the semi- finals of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament on Friday. .......more

Australia thrashes Bangladesh by nine wickets

Colombo, September 19: Australia set up a semi-final showdown with Sri Lanka as they crushed Bangladesh by nine wickets in their pool 1 Champions Trophy clash on Thursday. .......more

Pollock seeking confidence boost against Kenya

Colombo, September 19: South Africa captain Shaun Pollock wants his players to ensure a smooth passage into the Champions Trophy semi-finals with a comfortable victory over Kenya. .......more

England beat Zimbabwe by 108 runs in seventh ODI

Colombo, September 18: Marcus Trescothick's impressive run with the bat continued as he slammed a strokeful 119 to set up England's 108-run victory over Zimbabwe in the Champions Trophy one-day tournament here on Wednesday. .......more

England will be tough opponents: Ganguly

Kolkata, September 18: Describing England as "tough opponents" despite the absence of a number of key players, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said his team could not take them lightly when they clash in the ICC Champions Trophy on September 22. .......more

West Indies emerges as a winner in sixth ODI against Kenya

Colombo, September 17: Michael Holding was the commentator on the TV when Shivnarine Chanderpaul top-edged Martin Suji to fine-leg early in the innings at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Tuesday. Thomas Odoyo came well under the ball to take the catch, but somehow spilled the chance. .......more

England coach Duncan Fletcher wary of Zimbabwe

Colombo, September 17: England may have beaten Zimbabwe in their last seven one-day encounters, but on the eve of their first league match against them in the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday, coach Duncan Fletcher still considers Andy Flower and his teammates dangerous. .......more

Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 206 runs in fifth ODI

Colombo, September 16:
Marvan Atapattu gained valuable batting practice as he slammed a solid 101 in Sri Lanka's 206-run victory over an inexperienced Netherlands in the Champions Trophy one-day cricket tournament on Monday. .......more

Australia cruises to victory in fourth ODI against New Zealand

Colombo, September 15: Australia cruises to victory in fourth ODI against New Zealand, thrashing them by a whopping 164 runs. .......more

Kaif ton lifts India despite Flower heroics

Colombo, September 14 : Mohammad Kaif's maiden century lifted India to a 14-run victory over a fighting Zimbabwe in a see-saw opening pool 2 game in the Champions Trophy on Saturday. .......more

South Africa wins the second ODI of ICC Trophy

Colombo, September 13: Cricket at the Sinhalese Sports Club here touched similarly exciting heights on Friday as South Africa snatched a slim two-wicket victory over West Indies off the last ball of the match.
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Sri Lanka emerges as the winner of the opening match

Colombo, September 12: Sri Lankans won the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy by eight wickets at the Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. .......more

Indian team arrives in Colombo for ICC trophy

Colombo, September 12: Sourav Ganguly's men arrived in full strength here this evening for the 12-nation ICC Champions Trophy that they had almost boycotted last week. .......more

Shoaib Malik first lbw victim of third umpire

Colombo, September 12 : Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik became on Thursday the first batsman ever to be given out leg-before-wicket by the third umpire. .......more

We’ll do well in Lanka says Ganguly


Mumbai, September 11:
Describing India's just concluded trip to England as the "best overseas tour in the last six years," skipper Sourav Ganguly was confident of his team's success in the ICC Champions Trophy in Colombo. .......more

Pakistan hungry to get a shot at India

Colombo, September 10: Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis on Tuesday expressed happiness that India had sent a full-strength team for the ICC Champions Trophy, after the contract problem was sorted out on Monday evening. .......more

Meeting between ICC and players fails to break deadlock

London, September 05: A marathon five-hour long meeting between the top Indian cricketers and the International Cricket Council in London on Wednesday failed to break the deadlock over the contract issue with the two sides understood to be sticking to their positions. .......more

Indian players may take legal recourse if left out of team

London, September 03: Unwilling to budge from their stand that they will not sign the ICC contract, the Indian players are said to be contemplating legal action against the game's governing body. .......more