#CT17 Final: Pakistan set mammoth total for India

Mohammad Amir missed the semi-final clash against England due to a back injury in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Mohammad Amir missed the semi-final clash against England due to a back injury in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Fakhar Zaman reached to his magnificent hundred in thirty first over as he became the only Pakistani batsman in Champions Trophy 2017 to score a hundred.

Hasan Ali was responsible for taking the last Indian wicket, leaving the Blue Shirts with 158 runs from 30.3 overs. "Obviously the same bowlers are going to play, but the more consistent you get in learning from games like this, it's better for the team in the future".

Zaman was batting on four when he edged one to MS Dhoni before the umpires checked that bowler Jasprit Bumrah had overstepped.

The in-form Shikhar Dhawan, who finished as the tournament's highest scorer with 338 runs, seemed set for another fine knock as he hit four boundaries during his 22-ball 21.

"Pakistan is celebrating their biggest victory against their archrival".

Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan had the flawless platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final.

Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali also chipped in with half-centuries on the way to setting India a target of 339 - the highest ever ODI total scored by Pakistan in a final.

Amir took out all three of India's premier batsmen, bowled a maiden for figures of 6-2-16-3, then watched as his teammates mopped up.

Another recruit from the Lahore camp, 18-year-old leg spinner Shadab Khan took two crucial wickets to leave India six down - the first demanding a review from his captain against Yuvraj Singh which saw a not out lbw decision overturned. Shadab picked up his second wicket when Kedar Jadhav, on nine, gave Sarfraz a simple catch and India appeared to be crumbling meekly at 72 for six.

The form of Hassan Ali and Junaid Khan has been wonderful and will hope that continues.

India had defeated Pakistan in the group stage match of the tournament. It is Pakistan's first ICC 50 over title since the World Cup win in 1992 and this campaign featured a rise similar to the Cornered Tigers' victorious one. "The whole group kept believing". After losing the first game, we had no chance to lose again.

India had a disappointing day with both the bat and the ball, as Pakistan completely dominated the match. The Green Shirts had entered as the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, with nobody predicting they would go on to lift the trophy. "The way they turned things around speaks volumes for the talent they have in their side", Kohli said. "Hopefully, all countries will now visit Pakistan", he said.

"Early wickets are never good, especially in a chase", Kohli said.

"I think it'll be massive (for Pakistan cricket)", Arthur said.

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