Today we bring you the Cricketers who scored the most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. The 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy was played during October 25- November 1, 1998; 8 matches were played in the tournament. This was the first edition of the ‘mini’ Cricket World Cup run by ICC and the edition was hosted by Bangladesh. Nine teams were part of the 1998 ICC KnockOut Trophy viz. India, Pakistan, South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies & Sri Lanka. South Africa won the inaugural edition of the tournament & Jacques Kallis led the wickets table. Here we discuss the batsmen who hit the most runs in Champions Trophy 1998.
5. Hansie Cronje (South Africa)
South African Captain was among runs in the inaugural edition of the Champions Trophy. Wessel Johannes Cronje scored 148 runs from the three matches he played in the tournament with an average of 74 and best score of 67 coming against England in the first quarterfinal of the tournament on October 25. With these runs, Cronje featured into the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. This was one of his two 50+ scores in the tournament.
In his highest score match, England had batted first and scored 281/7 with Neil Fairbrother’s 56 & Adam Hollioake‘s 83. Jacques Kallis took 3 wickets. South Africa chased down the target and won by 6 wickets with Daryll Cullinan‘s 69, Hansie Cronje’s 67 and Jonty Rhodes’ 61 not out.
4. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Indian Cricket Legend Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored 149 runs from the two matches he played in the tournament with an average of 74.50 and best score of 141 coming against Australia on October 28. With this run aggregate, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar featured into the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. His runs would include just one hundred.
In his best score innings, India had batted first and scored 307/8 with Sachin’s hundred, Dravid’s 48 and Ajay Jadeja’s 71. Michael Kasprowicz took 3 wickets. Australia, in reply, were bowled out for 263 with Sachin taking 4 wickets as well while Javagal Srinath & Sunil Joshi would take two wickets each.
West Indies Southpaw Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 150 runs from the three matches he played in the tournament with an outstanding average of 50 and best score of 74 coming against India on October 31 in the tournament semifinal. With this run aggregate, Chanderpaul featured into the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. This was the only fifty he scored in the tournament.
In his highest score innings match, India had batted first and scored 242/6 with Sourav Ganguly’s 83 & Robin Singh‘s 73. Mervyn Dillon took 3 wickets. West Indies chased down the target and won by 6 wicket as Shivnarine Chanderpaul & Brian Lara scored fine half centuries to guide the team through. Sachin Tendulkar took 2 wickets.
South African all-rounder Jacques Henry Kallis scored 164 runs from the three matches he played in the tournament with an average of 82 and best score of 113 not out coming against Sri Lanka in the first semifinal match. With this run aggregate, Jacques Kallis featured in the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. Batting first South Africa scored 240/7 with Kallis’ hundred. Nuwan Zoysa & Upul Chandana took two wickets each for Sri Lanka. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 132 with Steve Elworthy & Pat Symcox taking 3 wickets each.
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1. Philo Wallace (West Indies)
West Indies Cricketer Philo Alphonso Wallace scored 221 runs from the three matches he played in the tournament with an average of 73.66 and best score of 103 coming against South Africa in the tournament final on November 1. His runs would have a hundred & a fifty, as he would lead the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998.
In his highest score match, West Indies had batted first and scored 245 with Wallace’s hundred & Carl Hooper‘s 49. Jacques Kallis took 5 wickets. South Africa chased down the target and won by 5 wickets; Hansie Cronje scored unbeaten 61 to guide the team through to their first ICC tournament title while Mike Rindel scored 49.
These were the top scorers in the first edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, in 1998, the ones who made to the top 5 list of most runs in Champions Trophy 1998. It was a KnockOut tournament with 8 teams playing the quarterfinals and the winning four would reach the semifinals and then the winning 2 would go to tournament final to fight out for the trophy. Hope you liked the content, keep writing your thoughts & questions to us in comments.