prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Setiembre 25, 2017


Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory

19 Junio 2017, 05:49 | Crisanna Felipe

Sarfraz Ahmed hailed Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory as historic, hoping that it would encourage teams to tour the nation hereafter.

The margin of victory - by a massive 180 runs with just under 20 overs to spare - was as emphatic as it was surprising for a team who tested the skin on their teeth and the seats of their trousers to the limits to get over the line.

Kohli also said he backed his boys to chase in the title clash.

Pakistan came into the competition as the lowest-ranked one-day worldwide nation and their status as outsiders appeared justified when they were thumped by 124 runs by their arch-rivals at Edgbaston earlier this month.

For India, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and spinner Kedar Jadhav took one wicket each. Having lost the three cheaply, the Indians quickly slipped to 54-5 and even though the big-hitting Hardik Pandya tried to lift them with a 43-ball 76, it was only a matter of time before the innings caved in.

Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face.

As it turned out, Pakistan had far too many for them.

"When players like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them because I think 80 per cent of his shots were high-risk - and they were all coming off", added Kohli.

India were first rocked by Fakhar, who became ever more convincing after escaping a run-out chance on one and then being caught-behind off a no-ball on three.

0 opening partnerships of 100 or above for Pakistan in an ICC tournament final before today. Sometimes, the opposition does play very well.

It was the complete opposite for India however, as they started out as one of the tournament favourites, and went on to script a few very convincing wins on their way to the final, where the finally lost the plot.

Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir's three-wicket burst reminded him of his own playing days, Akram said, adding: "So proud". The way we showed character, this is for the nation.

"Then we kept losing wickets". It was not long after he was run out that last man Jasprit Bumrah flapped at Hasan - and the Pakistan celebrations begun.

"It has been an up and down ride".

Earlier, India opted to bowl first on a wicket that seemed full of runs. We knew we were prepared well.

Sarfraz paid tribute to the influence of a coaching staff led by Mickey Arthur, who took charge shortly before Pakistan s tour of England past year, where a Test series was shared but the ODI campaign lost 4-1.

Fakhar Zaman was the beneficiary of the Indian largesse and he ensured the Indian team paid the price for it, as much as for their wayward bowling. "It has been a remarkable achievement", said Arthur.

"Amir was the guy that could do that for us", said Arthur. We've got a group of young players who are fantastic. The hype around this game was also magnified by a paucity of matches between the two teams in the past 10 years, a result of political tensions. "So let's hope that this really kick-starts that momentum in Pakistan again". "We have to identify the players we want to take forward", he added.

However, the International Cricket Council are set to send a World XI to Pakistan in September.

"Credit goes to the team management".

"This win will be remembered not just today or tomorrow but for a long, long time". Unfortunately for team India, the move didn't pay off and they sure missed the absence of an Umesh Yadav or a Mohammad Shami. "Hopefully, all countries will now visit Pakistan", he said.

"It is an unbelievable feeling which I can't describe at the moment though".

Congratulations to Pakistan and their fans.

"We have had youngsters benefitting from PSL".

Sarfraz will pleased with the performances of the likes of Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali, who despite a lack of experience delivered on the big stage. From there on, the Pakistani bowlers cleaned up the tail and eventually won the match. We don t get the home advantage like other teams. The protesters also raised slogans against the players and team India.

It was his day and as if he wanted to make a statement in his own style. It sounded endearing as it was a honest appeal from him.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Pakistan create history, thrash India in Champions Trophy final
The batting has looked as strong as ever, but, incredibly, India now also have one of the best bowling attacks in world cricket . Back at Edgbaston and Cardiff, Pakistan played on used wickets that were dry and suited their bowling attack.

At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire
Protesters stormed the local town hall in Kensington demanding action in the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire . Chancellor Philip Hammond said the cladding, which has been blamed for spreading the fire, is banned in Britain.

Still in Critical Condition After London Fire
The building had been home to a diverse group of residents, many of them from Sudan, Eritrea, and Syria. And after taking heavy criticism, she came back Friday and was faced with angry crowds shouting at her.

Seeking answers, Jordan Spieth struggles in 3rd round at US Open
Playing in the final group with Harman will be Thomas , who is almost as small but one of the longest hitters in the game. Masters champion Sergio Garcia is in a group of nine players on four under after he posted a one-under 71.

Warriors Rumors: Golden State To Pursue Vince Carter In Free Agency?
The "super team" lost the championship a year ago against the Cavaliers when Kevin Durant was not yet in the roster. Much was also made about the match-ups with Kevin Love and Draymond Green , and Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry.

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan crush India with devastating bowling display
But veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez's quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes, then took Pakistan well beyond 300. Fakhar brought up his maiden century in his fourth one-day worldwide by muscling a sweep of Ashwin for his 12th boundary.

Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin
Johnny Miller owned the previous best round of eight-under 63 set en route to victory in the final round at the 1973 U.S. Someone can get out early and shoot a low score. "What I've done this week is unbelievable ", Koepka .

Day 3 at the US Open: How locals fared Saturday
Few can match Koepka's length off the tee, which he's used to his advantage this week on Erin Hills' wide fairways. There are also more than 10 dozen golf balls, one from each of Thomas' victories dating to his earliest days.

White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson
But the Senate moved forward anyway. "But look, this bill is going to become law", Corker told reporters on Wednesday. Other sanctions have been introduced for the country's alleged interference in the USA presidential election.

Markelle Fultz Will Be Drafted By Philadelphia
That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade. But could the Celtics be adding draft picks to sweeten a deal for Jimmy Butler? For the Boston Celtics , the goal may be higher.