Host South Africa and India could not make it even to the Semi final's of the Champions Trophy 2009. With India forced exit from the tournament by arch rivals Pakistan and South Africa lost early games against their opponents. With India's one game washed out by rain which resulted in one point each so hard luck again to the Indian Cricket Team but yes a chapter learned in the run that never take any game in any tournament lightly as was done against Pakistan in this tournament.
Later on in the same tournament Pakistan lost to Kiwis another Semi finalist and England lost to Aussie cricket team. Which meant that now it would be keenly contested match between teams from down under Australia and New Zealand.