Champions Trophy: Difficult to counter Fakhar Zaman's batting style, admits Virat Kohli

Fakhar Zaman's thrilling ton and Mohammad Amir's three dismissals of India's top order led Pakistan to a stunning 180-run victory against their arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

The two sides' most recent encounter was their tournament opener earlier this month, where India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs.

Defending champions India proved no match for Pakistan on Sunday, losing the much-awaited final game of the Champions Trophy by 180 runs at The Oval in London.

India was never in the hunt with the bat, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both back in the sheds within 16 balls to leave the innings in tatters at 2-6.

Pakistan, made to bat first for the first time in the tournament, racked up a final-record innings of 338-4, founded on a 128-run opening stand between Fakhar Zaman, who earned his maiden one-day global century with 114, and Azhar Ali, whom Fakhar ran out on 59.

Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs.

Who would've thought after the first time these sides met in the tournament that Pakistan would again meet India in the Final of the Tournament? Talking about his bowlers, Kohli said, "With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities".

In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.

"I want to congratulate the Pakistan team and their fans, I think they really had an wonderful tournament", Kohli said on Sky Sports. "They made us make those mistakes because of the way they were bowling and the way they applied the pressure in the field, as well, and we have no hesitations or shame in admitting that we could not play our best game today".

India should have had a wicket when Fakhar was caught behind off Jasprit Bumrah on three.

Pakistan still went into the final as huge underdogs against an Indian team who had beaten them in eight of their 10 previous meetings in the World Cup and Champions Trophy.

Meanwhile, Pakistan would consider it as a golden opportunity to avenge their first match defeat against India and clinch their maiden title.

Yuvraj Singh was lbw to leg-spinner Shadab and former captain MS Dhoni, the hero of many an India rescue mission, holed out in the deep.

June 12, Cardiff: Beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets- Junaid Khan and Hasan share six wickets as Sri Lanka are bowled out for 236.

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