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The curtain came down on another major international sporting event in South Africa on Monday, as Australia ended the run of giant-killers New Zealand to claim the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy. The competition went off without a glitch, while offering a good yardstick for comparing 50-overs cricket with its upstart Twenty20 rival.
The 2009 ICC Champions Trophy has proved to be unpredictable, exciting, and a real crowd-puller - although the upsets mean the hosts, South Africa, won't contest the semi-finals.