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Team India skipper Virat Kohli shows spirit of cricket, congratulates Pakistan

19 Junio 2017, 08:46 | Gerardo Tarin

This was the first major final between India and Pakistan since 2007, when India defeated Pakistan in the World Twenty20 in South Africa.

The Pakistanis were written off before the tournament. "They've been brilliant, and my fellow coaching staff and management team have been fantastic as well".

Pakistan celebrates at ICC Champions Trophy Final, The Kia Oval, London, June 18.

And not by a whisker. There was no realistic way back and they eventually folded to 158 all out in 30.3 overs.

Pandya raced to his half-century in 32 balls, with the third of three successive sixes in one over from Shadab Khan - but after pressing on to a new career-best, with four fours and six maximums, he was run out in a hapless mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja which encapsulated India's miserable day.

"Indians should not forget a non-english speaking, tea seller is PM of India and has made India proud on global map through his acumen in politics, then why can't a royal language of Moghuls called Urdu, speaking cricketers win tournaments through their cricketing skills and confidence?".

London/Calcutta: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes that everyone will remember their Sunday's win for a "very long, long time".

"Pakistan was the underdog coming into the final but there was a feeling of destiny about it. Tournament play is all about peaking at the right time and after a poor start to the tournament, most pundits gave it no chance of winning", Hussey wrote in his column for ICC. Replays showed, however, that Bumrah had overstepped. India were made to pay.

The Express Tribunewas all praises for Fakhar Zaman by scoring a spectacular century to set up Pakistan's first ODI title win in 25 years. He danced to the other end, waved his bat, and kissed the pitch.

In another tweet, he said, "Valiant soldiers of Pakistan congrat Team Pak & Nation".

It is no exaggeration to say that Pakistan's fielding in their first clash with India was atrocious.

Seamers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the one-day tournament, dubbed a mini-World Cup.

Left-arm pacer Mohammed Aamir bowled a terrific opening spell, picking up three key Indian wickets. Amir took out all three of India's premier batsmen, bowled a maiden for figures of 6-2-16-3, then watched as his teammates mopped up. "They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final", Kohli added. "We were outplayed in all departments". Just when even their most loyal supporters were beginning to lose faith, Pakistan bounced back with commitment, belief and desire.

So, you understand those dynamics as a team when, you know, things are not happening and you win a tournament like this.

Arthur explained that it was all about having trust in the players. Perhaps the best example came as Stokes appeared to just turn a full delivery on off stump into the legside but as onlookers turned, expecting to see the ball trickling to corner of the square, instead they saw it whistling past the midwicket fielder and away for four.

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