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Pakistan win maiden Champions Trophy by beating India by 180 runs in the final.Put to bat first , Pakistan put up a mammoth total of 338 runs for 4 wickets which put team Pakistan in a commanding position to win the match.
Pakistan openers Zaman and Azhar put on 128 runs from 23 overs, which set a brilliant platform for the middle-order. Azhar brought up his fifty of 61 deliveries, while Zaman brought up his third consecutive half-century off just 60 balls. Both openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali batted extremely well to give Pakistan a superb start and then the middle-order came good, which eventually took Pakistan to 338-4.
Mohammad Amir took two crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in his 1st spell itself. After that the wickets started tumbling and from there on, everything looked lost for Team India.
Hardik Pandya scored 76 off 43 balls but Ravindra Jadeja who in a judgement of a single, decided to protect his wicket instead of sacrificing his own.
Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali picked up three wickets each as Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title for the first time.
Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: Specially first of all thanks to Almighty Allah. After the India match, I told to my boys that the tournament is not over yet. Thanks to the team management. And look we are here today. I think he (Fakhar Zaman) is a very great impact player, he played like a champion player. All credit goes to my bowlers. They bowled really well. It is a very young bunch of team and a lot of credit goes to the team management for backing us. When we came here, there was nothing to lose. Very proud moment for me, my team and my country. Thank you very much Pakistan, keep praying for us.
Hasan Ali won the ‘Golden Ball’ award for the most wickets in the tournament (13). Hasan Ali, ‘Player of the Tournament’: I wasn’t nervous at all, there was no pressure on me (before the final against India). It was very special to take the last wicket, it was indeed a special moment for me.
Shikhar Dhawan won the ‘Golden Bat’ for the most runs in the tournament, scoring 330 at an average of 67.
Fakhar Zaman won the Man of the Match for his performance of 114 from 106 balls.
India skipper Virat Kohli: I want to congratulate Pakistan. They had an amazing tournament, and proved yet again today that they can upset any side. Really proud of them the way they turned things around, and reached the final. This is what happens in sport. You can’t take anyone lightly. With the ball, we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. We’ve always tried to do our best in certain situations. (On Bumrah’s no-ball) Small margins can be massive in cricket. All said and done, we’ve not won the final, and we’ve lost a game of cricket.
India (IND) Scorecard
|Rohit Sharma lbw b Mohammad Amir||0||3||0||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir||21||22||4||0|
|Virat Kohli (C) c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Amir||5||9||0||0|
|Yuvraj Singh lbw b Shadab Khan||22||31||4||0|
|MS Dhoni (W) c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali||4||16||0||0|
|Kedar Jadhav c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan||9||13||2||0|
|Hardik Pandya run out (Mohammad Hafeez)||76||43||4||6|
|Ravindra Jadeja c Babar Azam b Junaid Khan||15||26||0||0|
|Ravichandran Ashwin c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali||1||3||0||0|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out||1||8||0||0|
|Jasprit Bumrah c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali||1||9||0||0|
Pakistan (PAK) Scorecard
|Azhar Ali run out (Jasprit Bumrah)||59||71||6||1|
|Fakhar Zaman c Ravindra Jadeja b Hardik Pandya||114||106||12||3|
|Babar Azam c Yuvraj Singh b Kedar Jadhav||46||52||4||0|
|Shoaib Malik c Kedar Jadhav b Bhuvneshwar Kumar||12||16||0||1|
|Mohammad Hafeez not out||57||37||4||3|
|Imad Wasim not out||25||21||1||1|