Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India

In the final against India, Zaman had an early reprieve when he was caught behind off a no-ball from Jasprit Bumrah but he bounced back to notch his maiden century, laying a foundation for Pakistan's total of 338 runs.

Hardik Pandya swings his bat in frustration after being run out during the ICC Champions trophy cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London.

This was Pakistan's third victory in final of an ICC tournament, having won the 1992 World Cup & 2009 World Twenty20.

The four Pakistanis included left-handed opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, pace duo of Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali besides Sarfraz, who also doubles up as the wicketkeeper.

Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. "We have a young team and credit to my boys".

Mohammad Amir then reduced India to 33 for three by dismissing all the members of the title-holders' top three, with Rohit Sharma out for a duck and opposing skipper Virat Kohli, the world's leading ODI batsman, falling for just five.

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Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London's Oval on Sunday in the climax of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global nations.

Spinner Shadab Khan snared Yuvraj Singh lbw for 22 and Dhoni, India's former captain who has saved the team on many occasions, pulled Hasan Ali to Imad Wasim at deep square leg to depart for four. While some compared Pakistan's title win here to an unknown, unranked Boris Becker winning his first Wimbledon in 1985, what stood out for them was the manner in which they decimated a bigger and better side, India at the Oval.

Fans of Indian cricket team were clearly not pleased with India's defeat at the Champions Trophy and the locals in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur and Uttarkhand's Haridwar broke their TV sets and protested after Pakistan's win.

The tweet provoked many Pakistani fans and they responded harshly.

"With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities".

Tamim moved a place up to 16th after hitting a century against England in the opener before smashing 95 against Australia and cracking 70 against India the semi-finals, which they lost to bow out of the quadrennial tournament. But, one can not underestimate Pakistan, looking at their performance in the last few matches, especially against England. You think back to the likes of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram, two greats of the game who'll be hugely proud of how their country's seam battery have bowled at this tournament.

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