Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli

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Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs in the final.

The win also gives Pakistan their first 50 over trophy since the World Cup back in 1992, and will certainly go some way to moving them out of their current 8th spot in the world ODI rankings.

India: 158 all out in 30.3 overs.

Revelation and redemption helped Pakistan turn world cricket's order upside down as Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global century and Mohammad Amir's brilliant new-ball spell underpinned a landslide 180-run win over India in the Champions Trophy final.

India won the toss and made a decision to field first in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval.

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. In-form Shikhar Dhawan, who was the top scorer in the tournament with 317 runs, also fell to Amir at 21 when he was caught behind in the 9th over.

Coming off three impressive wins off the back of some outstanding bowling, Pakistan were expected to meet their match in India, the team that had impressed one and all with their ridiculous batting lineup and the team that looked the most well-rounded side in the tournament.

Hafeez's late big-hitting propelled Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four at The Oval.

"With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities".

Fakhar and Azhar produced a stand of 128, the first consecutive opening century partnership by Pakistan in 14 years.

Fakhar was given a second life when he was caught behind off a no-ball by Bumrah earlier in the inning.

On Zaman, he said: "He's a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan".

Pakistan were 247 for the loss of three wickets after 40 overs. But the Pakistanis consoled culprit Azhar and reset.

Kohli, who was dropped at first slip by Azhar Ali in the previous ball, tried a flick to the on-side but could only manage a leading edge straight to Shadab Khan at point.

Dhawan was out to an Amir cross seamer, and India was 33-3.

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. This was a reversal they couldn't bear to watch any longer.

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