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2004

A turkey of a tournament

Jun 1, 2013: The 2004 Champions Trophy 'deserved to be ranked … in the list of the Great Sporting Fiascos of our time'

Martin Williamson

No. 43

West Indies win the Champions Trophy

Oct 4, 2009: In the creeping dark, a miracle spreads radiance

Vaneisa Baksh

ICC Champions Trophy 2004

Too many flaws, too little excitement

2005: Matthew Engel looks back at the 2004 Champions Trophy

Matthew Engel

ICC Champions Trophy 2004

The hurricanes were the catalyst, says Lara

Sep 28, 2004: Brian Lara has said that the hurricanes that lashed the Caribbean islands recently inspired his team to play to their potential in the ICC Champions Trophy recently, where they pulled off a surprise win

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Woolmer says advice came from 'high sources'

Why did Pakistan opt to bat against West Indies?

Sep 27, 2004: Inzamam-ul-Haq's curious move to bat first in Pakistan's Champions Trophy semi-final game against West Indies has attracted plenty of adverse comment, and most of the team management are already trying to distance themselves from the decision

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The Paper Round

Saving Lara's captaincy

Sep 26, 2004: After the West Indies' remarkable victory in the final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval - their first in the finals of an international tournament for 25 years - the English and West Indian press was full of praise for Brian Lara's underdogs

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England v W Indies, Champions Trophy final, The Oval

'A great achievement for the team,' says Lara

Sep 25, 2004: Quotes

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Hampshire County Cricket Club

Lighting-up time at the Rose Bowl

Sep 25, 2004: Hampshire may have attracted a raft of criticism for their handling of the spectators during the Champions League matches at the Rose Bowl, but that has not deterred their ambitions

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England v West Indies, Champions Trophy, The Oval

Lara the man to restore Windies pride and passion

Sep 25, 2004: India-Pakistan and Australia-England might well be the big draw cards at the moment, but those who forget the history and ethos of West Indies-England matches do so at their own peril

Roving Reporter by Anand Vasu at The Oval

England v West Indies, ICC Champions Trophy final, The Oval

Dancing in the dark

Sep 25, 2004: It looked all over bar the shouting when Shivnarine Chanderpaul chipped a catch to Michael Vaughan in the covers

The Wisden Verdict by Steven Lynch at The Oval

Both captains tight-lipped on prospects

Vaughan and Lara keep cards close to chest

Sep 24, 2004: England and West Indies have played each other almost non-stop over the last seven months, but neither captain was prepared to read much into those results as they prepared for a final fling this season

S Rajesh

Disgruntled visitors have their say

Far from bowled over with the Rose Bowl

Sep 24, 2004: Our Punter's Point article on the problems experienced by spectators at the Rose Bowl produced a level of feedback not seen since the Denness affair in 2001

Wisden Cricinfo staff

England v W Indies, Champions Trophy final, The Oval

The unlikely lads reach the final hurdle

Sep 24, 2004: After contrasting fortunes all year, England and West Indies have reached the final of the Champions Trophy

Andrew Miller

The Friday Column

The toss quandary, and Gilchrist's slump

Sep 23, 2004: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

S Rajesh

An Ashes forecast 2005

Freed from the psychological shackles

Sep 23, 2004: Now there are plenty of wise souls out there who would warn me to wind my neck in and take stock of my senses, but all of a sudden, I really don't care

Andrew Miller

Pakistan v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Rose Bowl

'Inzamam played right into our hands,' says Sarwan

Sep 22, 2004: After a rather one-sided semi-final at the Rose Bowl, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Ramnaresh Sarwan (standing in for the injured Brian Lara) were in predictably contrasting moods in the post-match press conference

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Pakistan v W Indies, Champions Trophy, Rose Bowl

No such thing as a sure thing

Sep 22, 2004: The Wisden Verdict by Hugh Chevallier at the Rose Bowl

The Wisden Verdict by Hugh Chevallier at Southampton

Pakistan v W Indies, Champions Trophy, Rose Bowl

A big day at the Rose Bowl

Sep 22, 2004: Roving Reporter by S Rajesh at the Rose Bowl

Roving Reporter by S Rajesh at Southampton

Pakistan v W Indies, Champions Trophy, Rose Bowl

West Indies storm into the final

Sep 22, 2004: West Indies romped to a seven-wicket victory, with 22 overs to spare, against Pakistan in the semi-final at the Rose Bowl, and will now face England in the final at The Oval on Saturday

The Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Pakistan v West Indies, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final

Pakistan upbeat after victory over India

Sep 22, 2004: If left to their own devices, one imagines that both England and Pakistan - two of the three teams still remaining in the Champions Trophy - would quite happily pack up their bags and walk away now

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Tournament Results
England v West Indies at The Oval - Sep 25, 2004
West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Pakistan v West Indies at Southampton - Sep 22, 2004
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Birmingham - Sep 21, 2004
England won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
India v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 19, 2004
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
South Africa v West Indies at The Oval - Sep 18-19, 2004
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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