Pakistan came into the match as underdogs but they have looked anything but. India were never in the game. They were dominated by Pakistan in their innings and their top order was sent back into the hut even before the first 15 overs got over. Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the very first over for none. Virat Kohli followed with a little more than none and Shikhar Dhawan walked back after making 21. Hardik Pandya, for a moment would have given the Indian fans some hope but he was only delaying the inevitable. His wicket effectively ended the Indian challenge and it was only a matter of time before captain Sarfraz Ahmed took the Jasprit Bumrah’s catch and Pakistan were off. India had to chase down 339 and fell short by 180 runs.
India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final Match Highlights: That’s that! Bumrah swings at it, the ball flies up in the air and is caught by Sarfraz Ahmed. India are 158 all out and are 180 runs short of the target. Pakistan have won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. It is their maiden Champions Trophy title. They came into the tournament as rank underdogs, just about qualifying for it in the first place. They lost to India in the opener but since then, they have rallied and how.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (C, WK), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan