India vs Pakistan, Highlights, Champions Trophy 2017 final, cricket result: Sarfraz and Co upset Kohli's men to lift the title

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India vs Pakistan, Highlights, Champions Trophy 2017 final, cricket result: Sarfraz and Co upset Kohli's men to lift the title



June 18, 2017 - 22:32 (IST)

Well that's it from us in our coverage of Champions Trophy 2017. India started off on a strong note with a commanding win over Pakistan in the Group B match, but Pakistan extracted revenge rather emphatically in the summit clash of the tournament, pulling off a 180-run win. 

The tournament saw its share of ups and downs — from rain spoiling the proceedings in most games, top sides such as South Africa and Australia getting knocked out in the first round to Bangladesh reaching the semi-final of an ICC tournament for the very first time, and Pakistan scripting a fairytale. 

We had a lot of fun covering this tournament, and with the tournament coming finally coming to an end, it is time for us to bid goodbye for now, though we will return soon in our cricket coverage with the ICC Women's World Cup, as well as India's tour of West Indies. 

For now, this is me Amit signing off on behalf of my team. Good night! 

June 18, 2017 - 22:19 (IST)

How do you begin to describe this? What do you say to do justice with what this team has achieved? How do you explain anything? Is this how fairytales are supposed to be? Is this how heroes are meant to get their rightful place? ODI cricket in 2017: Pakistan got a little late but they have arrived!

June 18, 2017 - 22:06 (IST)

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: Specially first of all thanks to Almighty Allah. After the India match, I told to my boys that the tournament is not over yet. Thanks to the team management. And look we are here today. I think he (Fakhar Zaman) is a very great impact player, he played like a champion player. All credit goes to my bowlers. They bowled really well. It is a very young bunch of team and a lot of credit goes to the team management for backing us. When we came here, there was nothing to lose. Very proud moment for me, my team and my country. Thank you very much Pakistan, keep praying for us.

June 18, 2017 - 21:58 (IST)
Man of the Series awards in ICC CT:
1998 - Jacques Kallis 
2004 - Ramnaresh Sarwan 
2006 - Chris Gayle 
2009 - Ricky Ponting 
2013 - Shikhar Dhawan
2017 - HASAN ALI*

June 18, 2017 - 21:56 (IST)
Man of the Match in ICC CT finals:
Jacques Kallis,1998
Chris Cairns,2000
Ian Bradshaw,2004
Shane Watson (2006 and 2009)
Ravindra Jadeja,2013

June 18, 2017 - 21:56 (IST)

India skipper Virat Kohli: I want to congratulate Pakistan. They had an amazing tournament, and proved yet again today that they can upset any side. Really proud of them the way they turned things around, and reached the final. This is what happens in sport. You can't take anyone lightly. With the ball, we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. We've always tried to do our best in certain situations. (On Bumrah's no-ball) Small margins can be massive in cricket. All said and done, we've not won the final, and we've lost a game of cricket. 

June 18, 2017 - 21:53 (IST)

The Indian players are now collecting the runners-up medals. Deafening boos for Indian captain Virat Kohli. 

June 18, 2017 - 21:50 (IST)

Hasan Ali, 'Player of the Tournament': I wasn't nervous at all, there was no pressure on me (before the final against India). It was very special to take the last wicket, it was indeed a special moment for me. 

June 18, 2017 - 21:50 (IST)
Champions Trophy winners:
1998 - South Africa
2000 - New Zealand
2002 - India/Sri Lanka
2004 - West Indies
2006 - Australia
2009 - Australia
2013 - India
2017 - Pakistan
Champions Trophy runners up:
1998 - West Indies
2000 - India
2004 - England
2006 - West Indies
2009 - New Zealand
2013 - England
2017 - India

June 18, 2017 - 21:49 (IST)

Hasan Ali wins the 'Golden Ball' award for the most wickets in the tournament (13). 

Latest Update: Hassan Ali, sharp short ball at Bumrah first up and the batsman gets nicely behind it, defends. Not bad, that technique -- the perfect back foot defense, one of the rarest shots now in international cricket.

A ball later, it is all over. Very quick, very sharp bouncer at Bumrah's head, he waves his bat, trying to fend it off, gets the top edge up in the air and a delighted Sarfraz barely waits to get the ball in glove before he celebrates. And now the whole team lines up to touch their foreheads to the ground.
That then is it, folks. And all you can say is, the best side on the day won, which is what is supposed to happen in sport.


Preview: A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval in London on Sunday.

Pakistan have been badly bruised against India this series in their opening group stage match, having lost the game by 124 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method.

India vs Pakistan Highlights Champions Trophy 2017 final cricket result Sarfraz and Co upset Kohlis men to lift the title

Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and Pakistan's skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. AFP

India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India.

Pakistan have managed to bounce back in this tournament, defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka in the group stages and England in the semi-finals to book a berth in the final.

With Pakistan's front-line pacer Mohammad Amir declared fit to play in the final after sitting out the previous match, he alongside new ball bowler Junaid Khan will be the key against India to provide their side with early breakthroughs.

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will also look to use his team's bowling strength to do the damage against an in-form Indian batting line-up.

The spin duo of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez alongside medium-pacer Rumman Raees -- who made his debut in the semi-finals -- will look to provide depth and variation to the Pakistan bowling line-up.

The batting department for Pakistan under the likes of opener Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman followed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez will look to flourish against India having got to good starts in the previous matches but failing to build lethal partnerships.

India, on the other side have looked a balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan.

In-form Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also helped their side look capable enough of chasing any target.

The bowling department for India under the likes of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have looked solid bowling economically while providing clinical breakthroughs.

Captain Kohli will also look to use off-break spinner Kedar Jadhav -- who took two vital wickets in his previous match against Bangladesh -- alongside Hardik Pandya to deceive the Pakistan batsmen.


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail.

With inputs from IANS


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