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Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Pakistan mega-final; 7 must know facts

17 Junio 2017, 01:04 | Martinez Canez

Pakistan's tour of India in 2007 is remembered for Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and Pakistan's Shahid Afridi almost coming to blows during a one-day worldwide in Kanpur.

Make no mistake, he loves the big stage.

"But things can change, and this is the time for us to change the tag that we don't perform well at ICC events".

He is primarily a batsman but is not anxious that due to stupendous performance from the top-order, he is yet to get considerable amount of batting time.

"We've got nothing to lose - the pressure is more on them", Azhar commented at The Oval. But the unpredictability and never-say-die spirit of Pakistan cricket is here for all of us to celebrate again as we all await with bated breaths for what promises to be an epic clash at The Oval in London. Bangladesh got off to a flying start and a 300 plus score was on the cards. They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not based on on-field performance. I was really scared. You never know. I have not thought about it. They are intimidating opposition bowlers with their class and breathtaking stroke-play. "If he is not fit, then we have to move on". This gave the contest added spice even before a ball was bowled. So that's the way it doesn't work.

And in places like Adelaide where hotel accommodation is limited, people just stayed back all night at the airport, sleeping on bean bags and enjoying Bollywood films which had been specially arranged for the game. Were you actually able to treat it as just another game? I mean, we knew that it was going to be a hard match. But once we lose wickets in the middle patches, it becomes hard.

"The pressure is high for both sides and their is a dream final for the sponsors and the broadcasters". Best example, if we may, is Sourav Ganguly.

"They have beaten sides that looked really strong against them, but the belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team, and you know, regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it's a big game, then your mindset changes", the skipper gave a peek into the mindset of an global team.

"Yeah, I am very impressed".

"Their coach Trevor Bayliss has always asked for them to play smart Cricket, not just gung-ho Cricket".

Pakistan were at the end of a heavy 124-run defeat against India in the tournament opener and Mahmood said it was not down to a lack of planning but rather the ineffective execution of it. He was particularly brutal on Rubel Hossain, Shakib-Al-Hasan and the main threat - Mustafizur Rahman, smashing them for 25 off 19, 29 off 25 and 24 off 20 balls respectively.

One particular user had tagged Mushfiqur Rahim and his now-deleted Tweet that he had posted in which he had expressed happiness over India's loss in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 against the West Indies.

Having covered all of the three games, a few things come to mind about each of them.

The 32-year-old employed frequent changes of pace with his off-break bowling and rpoved to be tricky to get away.

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