Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team

Yuvraj Singh scored a brilliant half century in the much awaited India vs Pakistan game in the Champions Trophy

Yuvraj Singh scored a brilliant half century in the much awaited India vs Pakistan game in the Champions Trophy

Imad Wasim. Shadab Khan.

He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan, in only his fourth one-day worldwide, 11 days after his debut.

Mohammad Amir picked up three early wickets, dismissing Rohit Sharma, who fell on a three-ball duck, India's Captain Virat Kohli, who could just manage to make five runs and Shikhar Dhawan, who trudged off with 21, leaving India at 33 for 3.

However after being set 339 to win, India slumped to 158 all out as Hasan Ali claimed three for 19 to spark wild celebrations and an unlikely win following a poor start to the competition.

For his consistent performance over the week and leading Pakistan to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy triumph, Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

The final margin of 180 runs was the largest run victory by either Pakistan or India in head-to-head One day global matches, and the largest margin of defeat for a full ICC member in a Champions Trophy competition.

Sarfraz paid tribute to the influence of a coaching staff led by Mickey Arthur, who took charge shortly before Pakistan's tour of England past year, where a Test series was shared but the ODI campaign lost 4-1. It is only the second such stand by Pakistan against India in an ICC ODI series.

India captain Virat Kohli could do little more than praise an opponent who did everything right on the day, reported the ICC.

He appreciated collective team efforts for the scintillating win, adding that Pakistan Young guns proved their mettle.

Shahid Afridi said that the current team can develop into one of the top three teams in the world by the 2019 World Cup. "Even with the ball, they were very aggressive", he added.

"Sometimes you have to sit and say the guy is good enough on the day to tackle anything".

"The way they turned things around for themselves speaks volumes of the talent that they have in their side".

Wicketkeeper/batsman Sarfraz was one of four Pakistan players in the team of the tournament, along with opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, who made a brilliant hundred in the final, and pace bowlers Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan.

"A guy like Zaman, when players like that get going on their day, it becomes real hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off", Kohli said. "Credit to everyone for standing up and showing that resilience and reaching the final but today we were outplayed in all departments".

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