Nation rages as Pak defeats arch-rival India in Champions Trophy

India's Rohit Sharma hits a century during the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal match between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham England Thursday

Pakistan, who entered in the tournament as ranked eight team, had opened the group stage campaign with a huge loss of 124 runs via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method against India.

In fact, Pakistan has never defeated India in a Cricket World Cup or T20 World Cup match - but the Men in Green have had better success in the Champions Trophy against their arch-rivals, splitting four meetings before Pakistan took the upper hand by winning on Sunday.

Coach Micky Arthur praised the spirit of his side after they bounced back from a humiliating defeat to India at the start of the tournament to beat Sri Lanka, South Africa and England before the final.

"We played very well and now we have won the final", Sarfraz said. "Amir bowled brilliantly today but all my bowlers bowled really well". "We have a young team and credit to my boys".

Fakhar cashed in on a major let-off when he was caught behind off a Jasprit Bumrah front-foot no-ball with just three to his name, the opener punishing India by hitting three sixes and 12 fours off 106 balls. Complimented by contrasting styles, the conservative Azhar Ali and offensive Fakhar provide the ideal foil for each other.

The Telegraph also played the hockey win big, though it was also acknowledged Pakistan's win.

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.

Pakistan batsmen Mohammad Hafeez, right, and teammate Imad Wasim walk from the field at the end of their innings during the ICC Champions Trophy final.

Within three overs, however, their reply was in tatters as Amir produced a devastating spell of bowling.

Amir, whose career was almost ended on the other side of London's River Thames by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, made a brilliant comeback after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final victory over England.

The product of domestic structure, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Junaid Khan gave decent burial to Indian top batting line up with Pandya resisting for some time but failing to pull his demoralised unit out of danger.

Zaman's figures of 3.3-0-25-0 were ruined only by Hardik Pandya hitting two consecutive sixes. Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15 shortly afterwards.

Kohli said Pakistani players were more intense and passionate in the final which also helped them outplay the India team in every department of the game. In his first ICC event, he played like a champion batsman. A decade on from a spell as a trainee in the Pakistan navy, it has been plain-sailing for Fakhar at the start of his worldwide voyage.

"We just had to keep believing". But we knew that [defeat] was an aberration.

It was Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup and a sweet moment for a team who have been unable to host worldwide cricket in recent years due to security concerns.

Kohli accepted his side had been second best as he acknowledged Pakistan s "amazing tournament".

"They [Pakistan] had an incredible tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have". Sharma, Dhawan, Kohli, Dhoni and Yuvraj failed in the match against Pakistani tigers who sent them packing back to hut very early on. "One big partnership would have been the key to set it up nicely, but as I said, credit to the opposition".

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