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Pakistan win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title by defeating India

Pakistan win maiden ICC Champions Trophy title by defeating India

In reply India were bowled out for only 158 with almost 20 overs to spare.

"It's a great team effort. I'm so happy for the nation of Pakistan who have been waiting for this for a long time".

Fakhar (114) shared a stand of 128 with Azhar Ali (59), before Mohammad Hafeez (57no) took over to power Pakistan to 338 for four - and then Amir blew away India's stellar top order as the reply folded to 158 all out, despite some memorable hitting from Hardik Pandya (76).

Five miles down the road on Sunday, his spellbinding work with the ball hurried Pakistan to a surprise victory over India, their greatest rivals, in the final of the Champions Trophy.

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"If there's been a more improbable Pakistan triumph than this, it's yet to be written", said Osman Samiuddin, author of a definitive book on Pakistan cricket, The Unquiet Ones.

Pakistan have been starved of global cricket in their own country since an attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009, forcing them to play their "home" series at neutral venues and Mohammad Hafeez, who made an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls, said the win was for the Pakistan public.

As soon as the sun set and people broke their religious fast back in Pakistan, large numbers came out to watch Pakistan seamers squeezing India in its run-chase.

Kohli said: "I congratulated them in the post-match presentation and I would do the same here because they deserved to win". The way they turned things round speaks volumes for the talent they have. "They can upset anyone on their day".

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"I'm disappointed but I have a smile on my face because I'm proud of how my team has performed in the tournament overall". Kohli added that the team with more intensity and passion won the all-important match in London.

One of the most unpredictable sides in world sport, Pakistan were the lowest-ranked side going into the tournament and produced a shambolic performance in their heavy opening defeat by India. "I think it's the worst defeat that India has tasted in any worldwide cricket tournament". "We played very well and know we have won the final", Ahmed said.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he hoped his side's stunning 180-run Champions Trophy final win over arch-rivals India would be a catalyst for the full return of worldwide cricket to his homeland.

After India had won the toss, Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to make his first worldwide century.

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Sharma, the tournament's second-top scorer behind opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, fell for a three-ball duck when left-arm paceman Amir, having bowled a couple of outswingers, had him lbw with an inswinger.


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