CT 2017: Bustle fades from Kolkata roads before India-Pakistan final

Following are five key moments that helped Pakistan win the Champions Trophy for the first time with a crushing 180-run victory over holders India at The Oval on Sunday.

India lost their lengths, forgot their plans and with R Ashwin bowling like he has done for a long while in coloured clothing - rubbish - the two Pakistan openers were able to get the run-scoring going easily.

Sarfraz also credited bowlers for Pakistan's success and termed opener Fakhar Zaman, who scored century in the final, as an impact player.

India were then routed for 158 in the 31st over.

Under Sarfraz Ahmed's captaincy, Pakistan beat South Africa and Sri Lanka in the remaining group matches before surprising hosts England in the semifinals. Good cricket, positive cricket, and we will win. We have no hesitation or shame to admit we didn't play our best game today.

The excitement among the fans and advertisers for the mouthwatering clash is at an all-time high, fans from both the nations hoping their team prevails and make their nation proud while it's a jackpot for advertisers who are cashing in as much as they can during the finals.

Sarfraz also lauded his bowlers for their impressive performance against a strong Indian batting line-up. Played like a champion batsman. "I am saddened, agitated, angry...we had lot of expectations (from the Indian Cricket team)", Tiwari spoke to media, while wondering how the team with experienced players lost to relatively their younger counterpart.

Openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali have put on 100 runs for the opening wicket.

Seamers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the one-day tournament, dubbed a mini-World Cup.

Pandya scripted the fastest half-century in a world One-Day International (ODI) final, reaching the landmark in 32 deliveries with three consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Credit to the team management for boosting us well. "We need to move on and learn from our mistakes", Kohli said.

Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan had the flawless platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final.

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