LONDON (APS) JUNE 18,2017 – A team that started the tournamnet as underdogs shook the World as they won the Champions Trophy 2017 while defeating their arch-rivals in the high-voltage final game.
At the end of the day, it was Pakistan that who thumped India by 180 runs at the final of ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval.
Earlier, India won the toss and elected to field first in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on a fresh wicket against Pakistan.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 338 in the allotted 50 overs while batting first. Fakhar Zaman played one of the finest innings of Champions Trophy as Pakistan batted brilliantly throughout the innings and put a big total on the board for the opposition to chase.
In response, India were all out for 158 as their batting line completely collapsed in pursuit of 339-run target.
Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan
RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli*, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni†, KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, JJ Bumrah
Overs 30.3, Score 158 (all out)
Pandya in an effort to build the innings after the huge collapse turned on his aggressive mode as he thumped Shadab for three sixes and a four in the twenty third over.
A total of 23 runs came in the twenty third over.
In the twenty six over, it was Pandya who decided to cut loose again as he thumped Fakhar Zaman for two sixes in the twenty sixth over.
The dangerous Pandya seemed to be in mood to reshape the innings however his brilliant knock was thwarted by the misunderstanding of running between the wicket as he got run out after scoring 76 runs of 43 balls.
India were 154 for the loss of seven wickets after 27 overs.
Junaid was introduced to the attack as he removed Jadeja who was caught by Babar Azam after he scored 15 runs.
Frustrations continued for India after Hardik Pandya loss as Ashwin also departed after scoring just 1 run while being caught by the skipper of the bowling of Hasan Ali.
The last wicket fell in the shape of Bumrah departing for just one run as Hasan Ali took another wicket while finishing as the highest wicket taker of the tournament.