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Have your say on the best ICC Champions Trophy century

Here's a look at five of the best centuries scored in the tournament

Have your say on the best ICC Champions Trophy century - Cricket News
Sachin Tendulkar
To mark 100 days to go in the ICC Champions Trophy, which begins on 6th June, we have looked back through the archives at the 37 centuries scored during the tournament's history and shortlisted five of the best.

We want you to look at the below options and then go to www.facebook.com/cricketicc from 26th February onwards (exactly 100 days before the event begins) and vote by Friday 1st March on your favourite.

We will then upload the highlights from your favourite innings onto www.icc-cricket.com so you can sit back and enjoy some of the tournament's most memorable moments.

The five innings you can vote on are:

Andy Flower - 145
Zimbabwe v India
Pool match, Colombo, September 14, 2002

Flower's brilliant knock, a record in one-day internationals for his country, took Zimbabwe within reach of a shock victory over India. Flower, after being dropped on 15, held the Zimbabwe innings together as they chased India's 289 but apart from an 84-run partnership with brother Grant, the next highest scorer with 33, he did not find enough support from elsewhere. He cracked 13 fours in his 164-ball effort but his dismissal by Sachin Tendulkar slowed the Zimbabwe momentum and India held on.

Saurav Ganguly - 141 not out
India v South Africa
Semi-final, Nairobi, October 13, 2000

Skipper Ganguly produced an outstanding individual display as India secured a place in the final with a comfortable 95-run win over South Africa. Ganguly took the Proteas' attack apart in a blistering 143-ball knock that included six sixes and 12 fours. The only moment of alarm came on 75 when he was caught off a Lance Klusener no-ball, but otherwise it was an impressive exhibition that put the game beyond South Africa.

Chris Cairns - 102 not out
New Zealand v India Final
Nairobi, October 15, 2000

All-rounder Cairns put the pain of a knee injury aside to win the tournament for the Kiwis with a battling century in a thrilling match. Chasing 265, New Zealand slipped to 132 for five but Cairns dragged them back into the game in a 122-run stand with Chris Harris. The Kiwis still needed 80 going into the final 10 overs but Cairns, whose selection had been a gamble, refused to give up and eventually led his side home by four wickets with two balls to spare. He hit eight fours and two sixes in 113 balls at the crease.

Sachin Tendulkar - 141
India v Australia Quarter-final
Dhaka, October 28, 1998

Tendulkar led India into the semi-finals of the inaugural competition with a brilliant all-round performance at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The full house got their money's worth as first he blasted 141 from 127 balls after the Aussies had initially reduced India to eight for two. He struck 13 fours and three huge sixes in 191 flawless minutes at the crease. He then proved he is no mug with the ball either, taking four crucial wickets under the night sky with his seemingly innocuous off-spinners as India won by 44 runs.

Shoaib Malik - 128
Pakistan v India Group Stages
Centurion, September 26, 2009

There are few rivalries in sport as big as India-Pakistan, so the significance of a century in a match at a global ICC event has to be recognized as an outstanding achievement. Shoaib Malik’s 128 off only 126 balls, which came when his team was initially in trouble at 65-3, helped his side reach 302-9 off 50 overs. India was then dismissed for 248 all out to seal a famous 54-run win for Pakistan.

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