Pakistan thrashes India to claim Champions Trophy

Pakistan players beating India by 180 runs to win the ICC Champions Trophy final Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Oval—Pakistan thrashed India by 180-run in the final of Champions Trophy at The Oval today.

It is Pakistan’s first major title since the 1992 World Cup. Maiden century from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a stunning three-wicket opening spell from paceman Mohammad Amir paved the way to 338-4 of huge score. Indian only collected 158 runs by losing all the wickets in 30.3 overs.

After Fakhar’s 114 and half-centuries from Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57no from 37 balls) led Pakistan that score, their highest ODI total away from homeland in seven years, Amir toppled Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in his first five overs to effectively end India’s hopes of achieving what would have been a record chase in the match.

The turning point of the Match came at the start of the fourth over when Jasprit Bumrah had Fakhar caught behind for just three, only for replays to show the right-handed had overstepped.

Published on: June 18, 2017 10:21 pm

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