Pakistan thrash India in Champions Trophy
|Champions Trophy final, The Oval|
|Pakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*, Jadhav 1-27|
|India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16|
|Pakistan won by 180 runs|
Pakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval.
Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine.
Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5.
India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992.
That Pakistan lifted the title was surprising enough – at eighth in the world they began as the lowest-ranked team in the tournament – but it is the way they demolished the strong favourites will live long in the memory.
Fakhar reaches century in final for Pakistan
Firstly Fakhar flayed the ball all around the The Oval, a maiden century coming in his fourth ODI after Pakistan were invited to bat.
And then Amir, in the same city in which he committed the spot-fixing offences that led to a five-year ban, found precious movement to destroy the vaunted India batting line-up.
The rest of the Pakistan attack were irresistible, backed up by excellent fielding, all in front of a vibrant, raucous and enthusiastic capacity crowd.
More to follow.
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June 18, 2017 at 12:12PM