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Pakistan thrash holders India to win Champions Trophy

19 Junio 2017, 02:51 | Crisanna Felipe

Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed

After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that they are not taking Pakistan for granted and are looking forward to putting their best foot forward. "He felt he was in the zone today and he could have done something really special and that's why the disappointment came out". Credit goes to my boys.

Fakhar makes a confident 31 on ODI debut and Pakistan are well ahead of where they need to be, at 119 for three off 27 overs, when rain sees them win under the Duckworth/Lewis rule.

In trying to up the ante, he got out but not before scoring a brilliant 114 off just 108 balls.

"The teams that might have taken Pakistan lightly in this event will never dare to repeat such a mistake again and whatever the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup may be like; Pakistan will be a serious contender for the trophy".

Mohammad Hafeez - with a 34-ball 50 - and Babar Azam then chipped in too to ensure a challenging if far from impossible target on a very good pitch, after India captain Virat Kohli had put Pakistan in on a gloriously hot and sunny morning. The fourth, fifth and sixth overs were milked for 29 runs, after the first three had produced only eight.

Kohli, the world's top-ranked one-day batsman, had been dropped off the previous delivery in the slips and the India fans looked shell-shocked as he trudged off. In-form Shikhar Dhawan, who was the top scorer in the tournament with 317 runs, also fell to Amir at 21 when he was caught behind in the 9th over. For India, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and spinner Kedar Jadhav took one wicket each. Pandya (76, 43 balls) was dealing in boundaries at that point, having already hammered six sixes and four fours.

Pakistan have managed to bounce back in the tournament, trouncing South Africa and Sri Lanka in the group stages and England in the semi-finals to book a berth in the final. The Men in Blue are now 13-2 and this was the fourth ICC Champions Trophy final for the Indian team. "But for a guy like Zaman, it becomes really hard to stop players like him, because I think 80 per cent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off".

"The whole group kept believing".

Pakistan team celebrate with the Champions Trophy.

Kohli accepted his side had been outplayed, saying: "I want to congratulate Pakistan and their supporters".

"They were playing the best teams in the world, and Pakistan was number eight". The way they turned things round speaks volumes for the talent they have. Kohli added that the team with more intensity and passion won the all-important match in London. Claiming Dhawan and Sharma's wicket early will go a long way to giving Pakistan a sniff at the title. We thought one big partnership would have set it up nicely.



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