First Edition of ICC Champions Trophy Final was played on 1st November 1998. This Champions Trophy Final was played between South Africa and West Indies at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka . After winning the toss by the South Africa team captain WJ Conje Invited Opponent team West Indies to bat first.
In Batting First Caribbean team started well with PA Wallace who scored 103 runs and in the middle order CL Hooper of 49 Runs team made a 245 run and all out there team in the 50th overs. From South Africa JH Kallis takes 5 wickets by just giving 30 runs.
In Reply of 246 run target South africa both opener started well and made a 54 run partnership for the first wickets. after then team loses couple of wickets in short time but thanks to Kallis and Cronje who moves team to near the target. Captain Cronje Scored unbeaten 64 runs in this match. Team reach the target on 47 overs by losing just 6 wickets. So South Africa is the Champions of 1998 Inaugural Edition of ICC Champions Trophy by beating the West indies with 4 wickets.
With brilliant performance with bat and bowl All rounder of South africa’s JH Kallis picks as Man of the Match and also Man of the Series.