The much-talked about young fast-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi who earned praise from none other than the great Rahul Dravid at the Under-19 World Cup, put in a fairytale performance to pick up 5 wickets for just 4 runs.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Visitors recall Ahmed Shehzad for T20 series; Kamran Akmal fails to make the cut
Pakistan are currently two down in the five-match ODI series in New Zealand, with the third match in Dunedin on Saturday.
Pakistan have recalled experienced opener Azhar Ali for their one-day international series in New Zealand next month, but left batsman Ahmed Shehzad and all-rounder Imad Wasim out of the squad.
India vs New Zealand: Jasprit Bumrah climbs to top in ICC T20 bowling rankings, Virat Kohli remains No 1 batsman
Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained the T20 top spot after Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim slipped one place.
Catch all the live scores and updates from first T20 international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Sarfraz Ahmed's young guns could turn hosts into genuine contenders for 2019 WC
The dazed and confused Pakistan team that embarrassingly lost to India at Edgbaston in the Champions Trophy has been replaced by a confident team
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik help hosts ease past visitors after Hasan Ali heroics
Hasan took 3-37 while spinners Shadab Khan (2-29) and Imad Wasim (2-13) also chipped in with useful wickets as Sri Lanka were skittled out for 173 in 43.4 overs.
The 23-year-old Babar and Shadab, who turned 19 earlier this month, were engaged in a match-turning 109-run seventh wicket stand which helped Pakistan reach 291-9 on a sluggish Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Catch all the best moments of the second T20I between Pakistan and World XI at the Gaddafi stadium.
Pakistan vs World XI: Visitors need more from top order batsmen in second T20 to stay alive in series
Pakistan's margin of victory was reduced by a few lusty blows from Darren Sammy and Thisara Perera, but the gulf in the performance of two teams must have been quite alarming for Faf du Plessis.
Virat Kohli retains top spot for batsmen, Jasprit Bumrah becomes World No 2 bowler in latest T20I rankings
In the batting table, Kohli, Aaron Finch of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand have retained the top three positions.
Opener Fakhar Zaman, pacer Rumaan Raees and all-rounder Fahim Ashraf all made their ODI debuts in the Champions Trophy while 18-year-old spinner Shadab Khan has just played seven ODIs for Pakistan.
In an exclusive interview, Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim talks about the experience of playing under Sarfraz Ahmed's captaincy, scripting a fairytale by lifting the trophy among other topics.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Hardik Pandya must upgrade his bowling to become an accomplished all-rounder
Hardik has proved with his performances in the Champions Trophy that he is here to stay and become a vital cog in the wheel for India in limited overs.
India vs Pakistan, Highlights, Champions Trophy 2017 final, cricket result: Sarfraz and Co upset Kohli's men to lift the title
Catch the Live score and all the updates from the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan
India vs Pakistan Final 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed and Co's best chance of causing an upset rests with their bowling
On balance, then, Pakistan’s best chance of pulling off an upset for the ages rests with its bowling. And that in turn sets up a dream match-up: the best bowling unit in this tournament versus its most impressive batting side, the contest playing out on a true wicket.
Pakistan would be looking to win their first ICC tournament since their 2009 victory in the ICC World T20 and victory over India will see them win their first ever match against their rivals in an ICC tournament.
Pakistan’s shock defeat of the in-form host England has set up what’s undoubtedly the most important meeting with India in recent memory.
Pakistan thrashed tournament favourites England to surge into their maiden final appearance in the ICC Champions Trophy, winning by 8 wickets in the first semi-final in Cardiff.
Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram, Mohammad Yousuf and other former Pakistan players express concerns over Pakistan's Board, coach, selectors and management. Albeit, all urge people to celebrate their recent success.