Pakistan Triumps Over India To Win The Champions Trophy

Title-holders India, set 339 to win, collapsed after Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir removed the top three batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captian Virat Kohli.Out for 3 in the fourth over of the Champions Trophy final, he walked away from the celebrating Indians then stopped to watch the replay on the video screen at The Oval. Sri Lanka’s early exit in the tournament caused them to swap places with Pakistan, as they toppled from No. 6 to No. 8 in the rankings.”The teams that might have taken Pakistan lightly in this event will never dare to repeat such a mistake again and whatever the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup may be like, Pakistan will be a serious contender for the trophy”, Afridi wrote.World Cup winning captain Imran Khan says the current Pakistan team has the potential to become a force in worldwide cricket even as he lamented the country lacks system to polish raw talent.The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India.With very little exposure to playing in lucrative Twenty20 league across the world and lack of global cricket at home, the Champions Trophy win on Sunday was a remarkable feat for the young Pakistan side.The already considerable scoreboard pressure became impossible for India to cope with when Mohammad Amir reduced them to 33 for three.Hasan Ali was responsible for taking the last Indian wicket, leaving the Blue Shirts with 158 runs from 30.3 overs. But Pandya’s knock of 76 runs off 43 balls – including six sixes and four fours – earned him praise from the viewers and his own captain.”Hardik played well. Small margins can be massive in cricket”.”I want to congratulate Pakistan first, they had an wonderful tournament”.Pakistan recovered splendidly from the loss to India in the first league game to win all the remaining matches. It answered that in emphatic fashion with a clinical performance, outplaying India in all facets of the game, “the report noted”.”The credit goes to my boys; they’re learning very well and they work hard.When superstars play, it is easier to guide them during a match because they don’t need much guidance; they already know how to cope with high-pressure situations”.In Champions Trophy history 2013 has been the only edition in which the team batting first won the final.