Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy

After leaving India reeling on six for two following the dismissals of Sharma and Kohli, Amir's figures read 1.4 overs, four runs, two wickets.

Fakhar Zaman raises his bat after scoring maiden century against India.

India have done well chasing down targets so captain Virat Kohli opted to put his rivals in to bat first.

Come the final against India and with it, arrived the reminders of how India had a wood over them in ICC events across formats.

Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Golden Ball award for the top bowler of the tournament. Can Kohli boys repeat the same result?

"It's not about me and my career, it's about 15 unbelievable players in that dressing room who have been absolutely fantastic for the a year ago", replied the South African. Previously it was Australia versus India at Wanderers in 2003.

India will feel aggrieved as Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahehdra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to reach his first global century. Their previous lowest has been 4 wickets on six different occasions.

# Rohit Sharma was dismissed for duck by Mohammed Amir in the very first over.

The match turned out to be one of the most nightmarish under Virat Kohli's captaincy. With this emphatic victory, Pakistan also move to the No. 6 spot in latest ICC ODI rankings. Nearly half of the score was made by Hardik Pandya with a gutsy 43-ball 76.

In only his fourth one-day worldwide at the age of 27, after his debut just 11 days ago, Fakhar overcame his nervy start to unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century.

For Pakistan, pacers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali bagged three wickets each.

The two spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (0/70 in 10 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (0/67 in 8 overs) were then taken to the task with not a single wicket-taking delivery being bowled by the duo. After adding 20 runs for the fourth wicket with Hafeez, Azam was caught by Yuvraj Singh at the boundary in the 43th over. Soon, Imad Wasim (25) also joined Hafeez and attacked Indian bowlers to post a healthy total.

The in-form Shikhar Dhawan, who finished as the tournament's highest scorer with 338 runs, seemed set for another fine knock as he hit four boundaries during his 22-ball 21.

So when he was dropped by Azhar Ali in the slips off Mohammad Amir in the third over, huge cheers erupted around the arena.

Pakistan, due to security reasons, currently can't host worldwide cricket, but is now the ICC Champions Trophy holder, a feat that has far-reaching implications. He has gone past 72 by Imran Khan in 1992 World Cup final.

It was, all too briefly for India, eight for one when Fakhar went after a wide one from Jasprit Bumrah and edged behind, only to be reprieved by the no-ball call.

# 3 batsmen to score a century for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.

Fakhar Zaman couldn't resist the length ball outside off stump, so he poked at it and only nicked it. When Azhar Ali was dismissed for 59 off 61 balls, it was Fakhar who was to be blamed for the run-out.

# Shoaib Malik scored 12, he was caught by Kedar Jadhav.

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