Pakistan crush Indian team, lift Champions Trophy

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Mohammad Amir removed all of India's top three batsmen as Pakistan stunned their arch-rivals with a remarkable 180-run win in cricket's Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London yesterday.

It was exactly two weeks ago when the Virat Kohli-led side thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in their opening match of the eight-team marquee event at Edgbaston.

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hailed his side's character and belief as they delivered a brilliant performance to hand defending champions India a 180-run thrashing in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy here on Sunday.

They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan s 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman s 114, the left-handed opener s maiden one-day worldwide hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level.

Pakistan was cruising at 0-128 in the 23 over with Azhar on 59, when he was involved in a farcical mix-up with opening partner Fakhar Zaman. Azam (46), Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) and Imad Wasim (25 not out) then made sure Pakistan reached insurmountable total.

It was Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup and a sweet moment for a team who have been unable to host worldwide cricket in recent years due to security concerns.

"When players like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk - and they were all coming off", said Kohli.

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When Hasan Ali had Jasprit Bumrah caught by his captain Sarfraz Ahmed in the 31st over with a nasty bouncer, there were not many Indian fans around at the ground to see the complete collapse of an imposing batting line-up. Here, we take a look at what went wrong for Virat Kohli and co in the summit clash.

India was the lopsided 4-9 favorite by English bookmakers to win a record third Trophy in a record fourth final, but Pakistan blew away all predictions and expectations with a win of stunning ease.

It appeared India, chasing 339 to win, had had a lucky break when Kohli, the world's leading one-day global batsman, was dropped on five by first slip Azhar Ali off Amir.

Riding on Zaman's maiden's century Pakistan pulled off an upset victory over India in ICC Champions Trophy final.

"With the ball we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities".

Yuvraj Singh was lbw to leg-spinner Shadab and former captain MS Dhoni, the hero of many an India rescue mission, holed out in the deep.

Earlier, India opted to bowl first on a wicket that seemed full of runs.

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