1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy
The 1998 ICC Knock Out Tournament (officially known as Wills International Cup) was a One Day International cricket tournament held in Bangladesh. It was the first tournament apart from the World Cups to involve all test playing nations. New Zealand defeated Zimbabwe in a pre-quarter final match to qualify for the main knockout stage. Future editions of this tournament are now known as the ICC Champions Trophy. South Africa defeated the West Indies in the final to win the event. This tournament was inaugurated on the basis of FIFA Confederations Cup where the best teams from their respected confederations compete against each other but in this case the top teams in the ICC ODI Championship compete with each other.
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||One Day International|
|Champions||South Africa (1st title)|
|Player of the series||Jacques Kallis|
|Most runs||Philo Wallace (221)|
|Most wickets||Jacques Kallis (8)|
|Official website||ICC-Cricinfo Tournament website|
- 1 History
- 2 Venue
- 3 Fixtures
- 4 Squads
- 5 Results
- 6 Final
- 7 Statistics
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The ICC conceived the idea of a short cricket tournament to raise funds for the development of the game in non-test playing countries. The tournament, later dubbed as the mini-World Cup as it involved all of the full members of the ICC, was planned as a knock-out tournament so that it was short and did not reduce the value and importance of the World Cup.
The ICC decided to award the tournament to Bangladesh to promote the game in that nation. Bangladesh did not participate as they were not a test playing nation at that time, despite winning the 1997 ICC Trophy and qualifying for the 1999 Cricket World Cup. One of the worst ever floods of the region threatened to ruin the tournament. However, the tournament eventually went ahead and the Bangladesh Cricket Board promised to donate 10% of the gate money to the Prime Minister's Fund for flood relief.
The tournament was held in a direct knock-out format and involved all of the test playing countries of the time. There were 9 countries eligible which meant that 2 countries would play a qualifier knockout to determine the final 8 teams. Initially, it was announced that the 9 teams would be ranked according to the 1996 Cricket World Cup seedings. However, the draw that was eventually released appeared to have been tweaked in favour of some of the teams with larger followings and saw New Zealand play Zimbabwe in order to qualify for the main draw.
All nine Test cricket nations participated in the tournament. The teams could name a preliminary squad of 30, but only 14-man squads were permitted for the actual tournament, one month before the start of the tournament.
|24 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
The next day, the main tournament got underway in a straight knock-out format
|25 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|30 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|26 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|1 November – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|28 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|31 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
|29 October – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka|
Summary of matchesEdit
24 October 1998
258/7 (50 overs)
260/5 (50 overs)
- New Zealand qualified for the main tournament as a result of winning this Preliminary match
25 October 1998
281/7 (50 overs)
283/4 (46.4 overs)
26 October 1998
188/10 (49.5 overs)
191/5 (41.3 overs)
28 October 1998
307/8 (50 overs)
263/10 (48.1 overs)
29 October 1998
289/9 (50 overs)
259/9 (50 overs)
The first semi-final was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on 30 October 1998 in Dhaka. On the rainy day, the match was initially reduced to 39 overs per innings. South Africa batted first and scored 240 runs for 7 wickets. Jacques Kallis scored 113 not out runs from 100 balls. The second innings was further reduced by 5 overs and the revising target was 224 runs in 34 overs. Sri Lanka scored 132 all out in 23.1 overs. Sanath Jayasuriya was Sri Lanka's highest run-scorer with 22 runs. South Africa won the match by 92 runs applying the Duckworth–Lewis method (D/L method). Kallis was awarded the man of the match for his performance.
West Indies played India in the second semi-final of the tournament on 31 October 1998 in Dhaka. India won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 242 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs, including Sourav Ganguly's 83 runs from 116 balls. Dillon finished with 3 wickets for 38 runs in 8 overs. West Indies started their innings aggressively, reaching 100 runs in 15 overs. They achieved the target in 47 overs losing 4 wickets. Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 74 runs in the West Indian innings. Dillon was named the man of the match.
30 October 1998
240/7 (39 overs)
132/10 (23.4 overs)
- The start of the match was delayed by rain and it was reduced to 39 overs a side.
- Further rain during the innings interval resulted in the revised D/L target of 224 in 34 overs.
The final of the inaugural edition was played between South Africa and West Indies on 1 November 1998 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. After losing the toss, West Indies were invited to bat, and scored 245 runs in 49.3 overs. Kallis took 5 wickets conceding 30 runs in 7.3 overs. South Africa achieved the target in 47 overs losing 6 wickets, with Hansie Cronje and Mike Rindel scoring 61 not out and 49 runs respectively. Kallis scored 37 runs, and was named the man of the match for his performance. He also received the man of the tournament award. With this victory, South Africa won the inaugural edition of the ICC KnockOut Trophy.
Highest team totalsEdit
|307/8 (50.0)||India||Australia||Bangabandhu National Stadium||28 October 1998|
|289/9 (50.0)||West Indies||Pakistan||Bangabandhu National Stadium||29 October 1998|
|283/4 (46.4)||South Africa||England||Bangabandhu National Stadium||25 October 1998|
|281/7 (50.0)||England||South Africa||Bangabandhu National Stadium||25 October 1998|
|263/10 (48.1)||Australia||India||Bangabandhu National Stadium||28 October 1998|
|260/5 (50.0)||New Zealand||Zimbabwe||Bangabandhu National Stadium||24 October 1998|
|259/9 (50.0)||Pakistan||West Indies||Bangabandhu National Stadium||29 October 1998|
|258/7 (50.0)||Zimbabwe||New Zealand||Bangabandhu National Stadium||24 October 1998|
Most runs in the tournamentEdit
|Philo Wallace||West Indies||3||3||0||221||103||73.66||107.80||1||1|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||3||3||1||164||113*||82.00||95.34||1||0|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||3||3||0||150||74||50.00||75.37||0||1|
|Hansie Cronje||South Africa||3||3||1||148||67||74.00||90.79||0||2|
Highest average in the tournamentEdit
|Arjuna Ranatunga||Sri Lanka||2||2||1||94||90*||94.00||75.80||0||1|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||3||3||1||164||113*||82.00||95.34||1||0|
Highest individual scoresEdit
|Sachin Tendulkar||India||141||128||110.15||13||3||Australia||Bangabandhu National Stadium||28 October 1998|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||113*||100||113.00||5||5||Sri Lanka||Bangabandhu National Stadium||30 October 1998|
|Philo Wallace||West Indies||103||102||100.98||11||5||South Africa||Bangabandhu National Stadium||1 November 1998|
|Alistair Campbell||Zimbabwe||100||143||69.93||7||1||New Zealand||Bangabandhu National Stadium||24 October 1998|
|Stephen Fleming||New Zealand||96||130||73.84||3||1||Zimbabwe||Bangabandhu National Stadium||24 October 1998|
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