Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India

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The former captain told Sky Sports 2: "It's a great, great team effort from where we came from because we knew after losing the first game, we were nowhere".

Fakhar continued to a 92-ball century, finally falling to Indian bowler Hardik Pandya in the 33rd over. Zaman's 114 off of 106 balls earned him the Man of the Match award in the final.

India blew the chance to seal a clean sweep as victory would have made Kohli's team world No.1 in one-day and Test cricket.

Kohli had tried to play down the hostility even before the final and said they would play Pakistan as any other opponent.

"Deep in your heart, as a cricket lover, you can't be disappointed to see a nation like that (win)".

These numbers indicate their utter dominance in the two biggest games of the tournament, against two of the toughest opponents: they beat England by eight wickets with 77 balls to spare in the semi-finals, and thrashed India by 180 runs in the final.

The News said that the stars had aligned for Pakistan to ensure they cut "old rivals India" down to size to win their maiden Champions Trophy crown.

"This performance will be remembered long by both Indian and Pakistani fans Pakistan 've made this #CT17 truly memorable", Afridi said. The way they turned things around, it was wonderful. "We can be very proud of that as a unit and we leave here with our heads held high because we understand the kind of expectations and pressures we face as a team". "They outplayed us. They were more intense and more passionate".

The South African-born mentor wants his team to get some structure and become more consistent as they came into this tournament as the lowest-ranked side.

Shortly after Pakistan's Muhammad Umar Bhutta netted a consolation goal, India completed the scoring through Akashdeep Singh, who claimed his second of the match.

Gilchrist compared their against-the-odds win to the West Indies' victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in 2016, despite troubles plaguing their cricket board at home.

"Some teams start very confidently and then they fade off".

Once last hope Hardik Pandya (76) was run out, the writing was on the wall as India were bundled out for just 158 with nearly 20 overs remaining.



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