5 of India’s biggest ICC Champions Trophy victories
- India's decimation of England in the 2002 Champions Trophy features in the list of five most one-sided matches starring the men in blue.
#3 India vs Kenya, Southampton 2004 (Won by 98 runs)
A promising Kenyan side were taking on the mighty Indians at Southampton in the third match of the ICC Champions Trophy of the 2004 edition. Winning the toss, Kenyan skipper Steve Tikolo chose to field first hoping to restrict India to as low a total as possible. However, the Indian batsmen proved them wrong posting a big total of 290/4 in their 50 overs.
Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman led the way with steady knocks of 90 and 79 respectively. However, late cameos from Mohammad Kaif (49* off 29 balls) and Rahul Dravid (30* off 16 balls) provided India the impetus for a big total.
Kenya in return couldn’t withstand the strong Indian bowling attack and could only manage 192/7 in their 50 overs. Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/33 in his 10 overs. Irfan Pathan was also impressive with bowling figures of 2/11 in his six overs and Ajit Agarkar also chipped in with a wicket.
India won by 98 runs and Ganguly was adjudged the ‘Man of the Match’ for his knock of 90 runs.Published 27 May 2017, 14:00 IST