India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final: Pakistan’s maiden title sets Twitter on fire

With this win, Pakistan won the coveted title for the first time in their cricketing history. Fakhar Zaman was the star of the show with a brilliant hundred while Mohammad Amir did the damage with the ball.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 19, 2017 1:15 am
Pakistan pulled off a dramatic win over defending champions India. (Source: Reuters)

Pakistan pulled off a dramatic win over defending champions India in the finals of the Champions Trophy. With this win, Pakistan won the coveted title for the first time in their cricketing history. After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose to bowl first on a flat deck and that proved to be the undoing. The Indian bowlers had nothing much to exploit upon as the opposition batsman made merry on a belter of a wicket. Fakhar Zaman was the star of the show with a brilliant hundred while Mohammad Amir did the damage with the ball.

Fakhar Zaman was ably supported by Azhar Ali and together they forged the second successive opening stand of more than hundred. The other batsman too chipped in well. However, the Indian bowlers were taken to the cleaners as most of them went for more than seven runs per over. When India came out to bat, the early strikes by Mohammad Amir sealed the deal as India never got going. In the end, chasing a target of 339, India folded up for just 158.

Meanwhile, after this win, the record between the two sides in ICC tournaments stands at 13 (India)-3 (Pakistan). Pakistan’s journey to the finals has been anything but steady. But despite getting beaten by India in the opening match they showed brilliant resilience in the finals to pick up the win.

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    Socrates
    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:55 am
    People, disappointment with india is fair, But it is only a game! Some win on some good days, some lose on other bad days. All critcism against the team and captains' s game plan, low committments, choking tendencies, over-confidence etc. etc. is fair too, but how can hateful reactions and violent comments against the players be justified!!! No, please don't. It is easy and convenient to blame it all on 'fixing', but I for one, do not know for sure if that is a fact and none of you know this too, unless you were party to such conversations and dealings - this is all a speculation at best. So do not invest your emotions on speculations and move on.
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      SubbuI
      Jun 19, 2017 at 12:19 am
      FIXED MATCH BY KOHLI WITH THE HELP OF EX-IPL BOSS MALLAYA FOR 3 MILLION POUNDS. ANUSHKA AND MALLAYA'S ITEM DEEPIKA IS ALREDY THERE FOR A BIG PARTY. THEY SOLD NDIA'S HONOUR FOR MONEY.THEY DID NOT EVEN GIVE SOME FIGHT. TOP THREE INCLUDING KOHLI MUST BE CALLED BACK
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        Logic Induction
        Jun 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm
        Guys, come back and tend to the Cows !
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          Imran Khan
          Jun 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm
          Awesome match superb cricket love the series between Indian and Pakistan greatest Rival nations in the world.
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            Jafri
            Jun 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm
            Kohli should not be bashed just due to one match, after all he is still no.1 , pak fan
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              mubashir.rizvi
              Jun 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm
              From a Pakistani fan: Congrats to India for a good tournament. Pakistan was a better team today but you cant take anything away from India. You have guys like Kohli, Dhawan, Dhoni, Sharma, Yujrav and Ashwin who can turn any game on its head on any day. PS: It was good that it was an all sub-continent final .Hope their are more of them
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                Raj
                Jun 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm
                That means nothing to us now.
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                sirnivas
                Jun 18, 2017 at 10:31 pm
                More than India Loss , A slap on Kohli's Arrogance and hope his bloody Money making machine stops.
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                  Raj
                  Jun 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm
                  And don't know why Yuvraj is in the team. No contribution in fielding and batting from him. Kohli's arrogant captaincy and Ashwin's great spin bowling made the day for Pakistan. Bumrah's leg should be cut two inches short. He has the nasty habit of bowling no balls when not needed.
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                    THATHAMAN
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:27 am
                    100percent agreed. Very good idea of cutting the 2" ofBumrah feet. YUVRAJ is Amit shah's man.he will play next World Cup too KOHLI IS CRICKET MODI.Arrogant, Proud, Ill mannered,Rahane will be better Captain
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                    Subhash Chaturvedi
                    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
                    Yes..Kohli's stupid arrogance of 'we are a good chaser ' cost them the match. Pak could play freely as they batted first and India was under tremendous pressure batting second. And no Umesh Yadav , no Mohd Shami despite being the best swing bowler . dia had to lose on big ocassion..
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