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Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

Rita Gibson | 19 June, 2017, 13:34

They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan s 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman s 114, the left-handed opener s maiden one-day global hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. Yet Mohammad Amir had other ideas. Jerome Taylor had also taken 13 in the 2006 tournament, which was held in India.

"I hope this win will boost Pakistan cricket and all the (major) playing nations will come to Pakistan", said Sarfraz, who will now look to lead Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup in England as well.

Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide some entertainment, before being run-out due to a frightful mix-up with Jadeja.

Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage.

"Pakistan has surprised everyone in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after being ranked eighth coming into the tournament, and was well and truly beaten in its first match against India".

Hasan Ali drew inspiration from his fellow fast bowler to take three wickets and, supported by tigerish fielding which has not always been a feature of Pakistan cricket teams, they bowled out India for 158 to win the trophy for the first time.

India had defeated Pakistan in the final of the inaugural World T20 tournament in South Africa to lift the title. But luck was on Pakistan's side. Fakhar ought to have been out for 3 in the fourth over, caught behind, but Jasprit Bumrah delivered a no ball.

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The experienced duo of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni were left with a mountain to climb but they were barely started their trek after being dismissed just three balls apart.

128 The opening stand between Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan's first century stand for the first wicket against India in an ICC ODI event.

Fakhar responded with two overs of circumspection and then two more which brought him three fours and two sixes as he suddenly put his foot down against India's two specialist spinners on his way to a century, which arrived when he swept Ravi Ashwin ferociously to the fence again.

Pakistan put on a cricketing masterclass at The Oval to claim the ICC Champions Trophy over rivals India on Saturday. He got there largely unchallenged in the 31st over with Bumrah, Ashwin and Jadeja all hemorrhaging runs.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail.

Zaman and Babar Azam continued the assault, smashing 72 runs in 10.1 overs before Zaman attempted a loose, ambitious drive off Hardik Pandya and was splendidly caught at deep backward point by Ravindra Jadeja to limit Pakistan to 200 for two after 33.1 overs.

But so did Pakistan, who restricted their last three opponents to below 240.

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