PAKISTAN BEAT DEFENDING CHAMPIONS INDIA BY 180 RUNS TO WIN ICC CHAMPION TROPHY AT OVAL IN LONDON
Pakistan won their maiden Champions Trophy cricket title defeating defending champions India by a huge margin of 180 runs in the final in London today. Set to score 339 runs for a win, India folded up for 158 in 30.3 overs.
Earlier, put in to bat, Pakistan put on board 338 for 4 in the stipulated 50 overs. Opener Fakhar Zaman hit his maiden ODI hundred by making a fine 114. The other notable scorers were:- Azhar Ali 59, Mohammed Hafeez 57 and Babar Azam 46.
For Pakistan, Mohammed Amir and Hassan Ali were the main wicket-takers claiming three wickets each.
Chasing the target of 339 India were all out in 31st over.
Fakhar Zaman was declared Man of the Match who remained highest scorer for Pakistan with 114 runs.
Muhammad Amir and Hassan Ali secured three wickets each and restricted India to a minor total.
Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has congratulated the nation for historical victory in the final match of ICC Champion Trophy.
Talking at prize distribution ceremony, he said we have played for victory and all bowlers and batsmen have played their due role in the match as per strategy.
Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli also congratulated Pakistan for winning of ICC Champion Trophy 2017.
Pakistan played better cricket today in all departments and deserved to win. Congratulations.