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Pakistan set 339 for India

19 Junio 2017, 04:21 | Gerardo Tarin

India's captain Virat Kohli has urged his team to forget the 124-run drubbing they inflicted on old rivals Pakistan in the group stage of the Champions Trophy ahead of the teams' sell-out final at The Oval on Sunday.

India played an unchanged XI from their 9 wicket win against Bangladesh in the semifinal while Pakistan made one change with the fit-again Mohammad Amir replacing the rookie Rumman Raees.

Mohammad Amir, who did not play in the semis, produced a brilliant spell of pace bowling and took the price scalps of the top three Indian batsmen to leave the Men in Blue at bay.

Arthur admitted Pakistan were desperate to prove they could go toe to toe with tournament favourites India with the title up for grabs.

Along with senior pro Azhar Ali (58 off 71 balls), Zaman set the platform with a 128-run partnership for the opening wicket and consolidated it further with a whirlwind 72 off 63 balls with Babar Azam (46 off 52).

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed dedicated the Champions Trophy win to his nation, and said that the win should be remembered for a long time to come, "This is a great achievement for the team, and hopefully it will be remembered for a long time to come".

The foundation was stunning, with Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman forging Pakistan's best opening stand in over two years, with the latter marching on to score his maiden ODI century in his fourth appearance.

"Our strength has been the fact that we've been able to take wickets, and we've been able to take wickets consistently through the middle periods", explained Arthur.

Kohli insist the Pakistan side who broke England's hearts in a crushing semi-final victory are more unsafe than the team India beat at Edgbaston in the group stage. "Even with the ball, they were very aggressive", he added. That is how many Indians will be hoping he can power them to victory in what will be a heated atmosphere. "It is a dream come true", a Kashmiri youth shouted in support of the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan team.

"We can be very proud of that as a unit, we leave here with our heads held high because we understand the kind of expectations and pressures we face as a team". It's a young team, credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us.

On Zaman, he said: "He's a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan. I got to one final with Pakistan, and eventually got a medal". By the time the game ended, the fans knew all is not lost.

"A guy like Zaman, when players like that get going on their day, it becomes real hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off", Kohli said. "It has played as though it has nothing to lose, with a freedom to express its skills, which is commendable considering the situation it found itself in", Hussey, who has played 79 Tests and 185 ODIs for Australia amassing 6235 and 5442 runs respectively, added. "We have to defeat them but they shouldn't make it easy for us".



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