Pakistan crush India to win the ICC Champions Trophy
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 9:49
Pakistan has moved to sixth position in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings following their maiden Champions Trophy title win post their 180-run victory over India in the final at the Kennington Oval on Sunday.
Following the match, there were reports of vandalism in Chandannagar in West Bengal's Hooghly district, with images on Twitter showing roads covered with broken glass and damaged vehicles.
Amir trapped Rohit Sharma leg before off the third ball in the opening over without even a single run on the board.
Hasan Ali was responsible for taking the last Indian wicket, leaving the Blue Shirts with 158 runs from 30.3 overs.
"Pakistan champion, rolled over Indian team", leading Urdu language Daily Jang printed across its front page.
Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan had the ideal platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final.
"I'm sure that the nation of Pakistan is really happy tonight because they deserve it for what they've been through".
It capped an improbable campaign from Pakistan, who began the tournament ranked below all other seven competing nations and did nothing to disprove that lowly standing with a crushing defeat at the hands of India in their first group match. I chose 54 as my lucky number since the total of 54 comes to 9, where the finals was also on 18 June and which further adds up to 9. I know that when the game is on the line and the bigger the game, the more he performs, the more amped up he gets - he doesn't shy away from pressure situations. "He's got proper big match temperament, and he showed that on the biggest stage". Credit to Pakistan. They outplayed us. But the International Cricket Council are planning to send a World XI to play in Pakistan in September.
Seam bowlers Mohammad Amir and Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the limited-overs tournament which is regarded as a mini-World Cup. "In the en, you have to accept and admire sometimes the skill of the opposition".
It's disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because I'm very proud of how we've played in this tournament.