New Zealand win the ICC Knock-Out 2000   

October 15, 2000 will be remembered as a historic day in New Zealand cricket as they registered their first ever ICC tournament win and their hero was all-rounder Chris Cairns. It was the second edition of the Champions Trophy, then known as ICC Knock-Out.

They beat an inspired Indian team to lift the trophy. Winning the toss and electing to field first, New Zealand managed to restrict India to 264. India had got off to a brilliant start with a 141-run opening stand between Captain Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. Ganguly scored 117 and Tendulkar 69, while none of the other batsmen could go past 25.

Cairns bowled figures of 10-0-40-0 and later when New Zealand were reeling at 132 for 5 in the 24th over, he bailed them out with a brilliant hundred. He scored an unbeaten 102 from 113-balls to help the Kiwis complete the chase with two balls to spare. He added 132 for the sixth wicket with Adam Parore. With this win, New Zealand won their first ever multi-nation tournament.