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Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry's live twitter reactions for the highly intense tie between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval in London on Sunday.

Well done green caps you guys done it style by winning so easily keep going 1 more game to go.

India vs Pakistan final to start at 3 pm IST. They were exceptional against Sri Lanka and very impressive against England in the semifinals. We have seen some really surprising results, and it's been fantastic for the fans to watch and for the players to be a part of, as well,"said Kohli. Our batting is not that good our bowling is better", he added. They played fielders' cricket.

"I don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament".

The powerhouses, who clobbered Bangladesh to reach the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England on Thursday, will be led by batting star Virat Kohli and includes the core of the unit now at the showpiece in London.

But, they have bounced back in style, ousting South Africa in a must-win match before a clinical win over Bangladesh in the semi-final.

Team India are on of the strongest sides in world cricket. From Virat Kohli to Shikhar Dhawan, all the players were trained hard.

Pakistan have lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council events but Sarfraz said: "I am proud of my boys: we were ranked number eight and today, we have nothing to lose".

"No, I don't think we've exceeded expectations at all".

Their captain Sarfraz Ahmed said they had quickly forgotten the opening loss to India and simply focused on the next game in their bid to win the Champions Trophy for the first time. He lifted the trophy when he was the skipper of the Indian cricket in 2013.

India's selectors have opted to rest opener Rohit Sharma and seamer Jasprit Bumrah (not pictured) both of whom played in Thursday's Champions Trophy semi-final.

Asked about the bowling attacks of two teams, Tait said, "At the moment, Pakistan having Hasan Ali in the side, they have a slightly better attack".

"This is the game they want, but it is up to us how we handle the pressure on the day".

The rates of the final match have already been decided and India is being given first preference over Pakistan.

"Since that match, every game has virtually been a knock-out game for it". He can get you a couple of wickets, as well, and then with the bat and the field we know what he can do.

Both the batsmen didn't spare any of the Indian bowlers, except Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and scored on all parts of the ground.

  • Julie Sanders