Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

India vs Pakistan: Sports has no boundaries Dhoni holds Sarfraz Ahmed's son

India vs Pakistan: Sports has no boundaries Dhoni holds Sarfraz Ahmed's son

A spectacular bowling attack easily defended a solid total of 338, bowling out India inside of 31 overs for just 158.

"It's a great team effort".

"It's been an up and down ride for us but I'm so proud of the boys", Arthur said. India will feel aggrieved for a long time as Fakhar, when he was on the individual score of 3, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahehdra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to reach his first global century. Pakistan has won on India by a margin of 180 runs.

Player-of-the-tournament Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam, and Ahmed Shehzad were presented with bouquets by Punjab provincial ministers.

Three Indians, including skipper Virat Kohli, were on Monday named in the ICC Team of the Champions Trophy 2017, with Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed named as captain, a day after his side's triumphant campaign. When Kedar Jadhav too fell for 9 to Shadad, Pakistan's victory was just a formality.

After restricting Pakistan to seven for naught in the first three overs, Jasprit Bumrah (0-68) had Zaman (114) caught behind but only to find, he had overstepped.

"Pakistan's innings was characterised by intent, and a momentum which they maintained throughout", he said, "In the final, it found a way to turn it on as a team, and ensure that any scars from that game didn't cloud their decision making on the field".

Actors Sidharth Malhotra, Dia Mirza, Soha Ali Khan, music composer Vishal Dadlani and many other celebrities have also tweeted their support for Team India. The way they turned things around, it was incredible. "No matter what they bring, we are believing in our abilities", Kohli said. "Nine boys were playing an ICC event for the first time and four to five boys were in the team for the first time, so I think it is a very good sign for the youngsters".

Fans welcomed their heroes with chants of "Pakistan Zindabad" and showered petals upon the cricketers' cavalcade when they headed towards their respective houses.

"They were more intense and passionate today, they deserved to win".

The pitch at The Oval was tailor-made for strokeplay, and I was hugely impressed with how well Pakistan dealt with India's bowling threat in comparison to the same fixture earlier in the tournament. "We played very well and now we have won the final", he said.

(Web Desk) - After Pakistan cricket team has been crowned the Champions after defeating India in Champions Trophy 2017 final, some people continue to raise eyebrows on how the struggling green shirts got the better of the extremely powerful men in blues. Chasing a daunting target of 339, India witnessed a rare batting collapse to be outclassed by Pakistan in the one-sided match.

Only Hardik Panya put together a significant innings for India with 76 off of 43 balls, but after the top three combined for only 26 - including Sharma's first-over duck - India would need far more to make the game competitive.

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