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all the teams faired in one-day Internationalís?
year 2000 started with the Carlton and United series in Australia, where
India and Pakistan were thrashed in a disdainful manner. While for India,
it was total disaster, winning just a single match in the tournament,
Pakistan also didnít fair much better. A belligerent Shoaib Akhtar
helped them to win a league match against the Aussies, but in remaining
matches, Pakistan performed miserably.
year also witnessed the 5-0 annihilation of West Indies by New Zealand.
Chris Cairns was the man behind New Zealandís emphatic series triumph.
But Kiwis joy didnít stay for too long, because in the next series
against the Kangaroos, they were trounced in almost the same fashion, in
which they defeated West Indians.
won the series against South Africa with a 3-2 margin, but after the match
fixing scandal broke out, it is believed that the series was ďfixedĒ.
Lanka maintained a high success rate of 76.19%. They played 21 matches but
lost only on 5 occasions. Sri Lankaís convincing win during Sharjah was
the highlight of the year, where in final, they bundled out India for a
made history, when it organized a one-day series against South Africa in
Indoor Stadium at the colonial Stadium. The series was the best series of
the year, where both team won a single match and one ended in an
exhilarating tie. Before this series Australians were beaten by the
Proteas in South Africa by a margin of 2-1. Australia also lost its
Quarter Final match against India at ICC Knock out trophy in Kenya.
However, the Aussies still ended as the second best team in the year 2000
with the success rate of 69.57%.
Africa demolished New Zealand in their own background. South Africa
demolished New Zealand in their own backyard. South Africa played 41
matches this year, in which they won 25, lost 14 and one ended in a tie,
while another was abandoned. They came third in the teamís success rate
England, it was a year mixed with success and failure. Despite performing
rather ordinarily, they were still able to win the tri-series involving
Zimbabwe and West Indies. England also won the first match of the series
against Pakistan but they eventually lost the series. They achieved the
success rate of 54.76%, winning the 11 one-dayers and losing 9 one-dayers.
from defeating England in home series, Pakistan also won the cable and
wireless series in Australia and Asia cup in Dhaka. Pakistan won 21 ODI
and achieved the success rate of 48.78%.
best moment of the year came at Kenya, when it made to the final of ICC
knock out trophy. The success of Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Vijay
Dahiya made it possible. But, Indiaís performance was as inconsistent as
ever. They won 15 ODI's, and lost 19 ODIís and thus stood sixth with a
success rate of 44.12%.
Zealand created history, when it won its first major International Cup.
The ICC Knock out cup was achieved by some superlative displays by Roger
Twose and Chris Cairns. New Zealandís success rate was 44%. It won 10
ODIís and lost 13 ODIís.
the other hand, West Indies and Zimbabwe performed, pathetically. West
Indies success rate was 34.21% and Zimbabweís 28.13%. However, Zimbabwe
won the one-day series against the much better New Zealand side in
Zimbabwe. Alistair Campbell was the man behind the success.
lost all the 4 matches it played, while Kenya also lost its solo match in
the whole year.