Pakistan smash 338 vs India in Champions Trophy final

Pakistan celebrate winning the ICC Champions Trophy Action after beating India at The Oval in London June 18, 2017.

Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four.

Amir took out all three of India's premier batsmen, bowled a maiden for figures of 6-2-16-3, then watched as his teammates mopped up.

Widely written off after an abject display in their opening group match against the same opponents, the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament suddenly rediscovered their mojo.

"The top order of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been remarkable, looking in total control out in the middle". He edged one to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, off Jasprit Bumrah, but made most of the opportunity since then. Fellow opener Azhar Ali also survived run out chances on 15 and 29.

Babar Azam scored 46 off 52 balls, and Imad Wasim was 25 not out off 21.

But the two openers became more convincing and in the 20th over, bowled by Ravindra Jadeja, reached their 50s from consecutive balls - Fakhar second to the milestone from one delivery fewer when he cut his seventh four straight through the hands of Yuvraj Singh at point.

It was compelling shot-a-ball viewing, with several not necessarily dispatched in the intended direction.

Zaman got another life, and the Pakistan opener embraced it.

Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide some entertainment, before being run-out due to a frightful mix-up with Jadeja.

Azhar had to go, with his partner static in the non-striker's crease, after Bumrah pulled off an unexpectedly brilliant stop at midwicket.

Ex-Jets receiver Eric Decker signing with Titans
The reason the Titans had to diligently check out Decker's health is because he struggled with injuries during the 2016 season. Davis, a first-round pick from Western Michigan, is a speedy receiver who can stretch the field and run intermediate routes.

He took his aim at off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the next over, smashing one over long-on, ran for three but it should have been a four through the covers and a late cut for four down to third man.

Kohli, himself renowned for rising to the big occasion, admitted India had been outplayed.

The last time Pakistan won a major 50-over ICC tournament was also during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, when Khan led his team over England in the 1992 final at Melbourne, Australia.

The now fit-again Amir removes all of India's top three as the champions slump to 33 for three in nine overs before being dismissed for just 158.

Arthur said: "I'm sure that the nation of Pakistan is really happy tonight - they deserve it. If we talk about bowling and batting, the competition has always been between Pakistan's bowling and India's batting", he added.

"I think this is something we wanted to do because the millions of people at home were waiting for this".

"The whole group kept believing". He didn't show any nerves which Pakistan usually do against India.

"We can be very proud of that as a unit, we leave here with our heads held high because we understand the kind of expectations and pressures we face as a team".

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

Sarfraz was right to highlight one of the hurdles his side have overcome in recent times, with the country starved of global cricket since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 at Lahore that has left them playing nearly exclusively on neutral grounds. The way they turned things around speaks volumes of the talent they have in their side.

Related News:

  • Portugal hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russian Federation

    Chile is ranked fourth, but lacks the same tradition as Portugal and Mexico and has struggled in South American qualifying. Defender Miguel Layun and midfielder Hector Herrera play for FC Porto, while forward Raul Jimenez plays for Benfica.
    Emmanuel Macron's centrist party predicted to secure large majority

    Emmanuel Macron's centrist party predicted to secure large majority

    Les Republicains' interim leader Francois Baroin said "the verdict of the ballots is clear" before wishing Macron success. The conservative Republicans and its allies are set to form the largest opposition block with 97 to 133 seats.

    Harman leads after US Open Round 3

    Their minds are going to wander, to drift off to thinking about what happens if I win the US Open . It wasn't enough to catch Koepka , but the round earned him a tie for second at 12-under 276.
  • Grenfell Tower residents condemn 'invisible' estate managers

    The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a judge-led full public inquiry into the incident.
    Forsythe, Turner Homer, LA Holds On to Beat Reds

    Forsythe, Turner Homer, LA Holds On to Beat Reds

    Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 70 hits and 32 RBI while Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig have combined for 119 hits and 56 RBI. Cincinnati (29-39) has lost a season-high nine straight games, its longest streak since an 11-game skid in May of a year ago .
    Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

    Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

    Michelle Carter , who was 17 when she committed the crime, was talking to her then-boyfriend via text during a suicide attempt. Healy said the case shows that "seemingly remote and distant communications will not insulate" perpetrators from culpability.
  • Jury deliberations begin as Cosby defence rests after six minutes

    Steele, continuing to address defense statements, said a "romantic interlude" did not exist between Constand and Cosby . The jury began deliberating about 5:25 p.m. and asked the court one question around 7:15 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m.

    Thomas struggling in US Open

    The two former world No1s were among the early starters on the final day and were exposed to winds gusting up to 25mph. Harman, who shared a four-way lead overnight, sat alone atop the leaderboard at 12-under 204 after a third-round 67.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.
  • Confederations Cup: Portugal v Mexico preview

    He also scored important goals in the decisive stages of the Spanish league, a competition Madrid won this season for the first time in five years.
    Ronaldo's son showcases dazzling footwork during Madrid's Champions League celebration

    Ronaldo's son showcases dazzling footwork during Madrid's Champions League celebration

    Madrid have been linked to a move for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and the evergreen Ronaldo may have a new partner next season. Leonardo Bonucci's deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it back to Higuain in the penalty area.
    May orders probe into Grenfell fire

    May orders probe into Grenfell fire

    The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. Unfortunately, that number is only expected to rise as officials continue to search for dozens of missing persons.


Most liked

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest
Voter turnout, however, hit a record low, as an estimated 52 percent of the population stayed away. The Socialists, the party of former President Francois Hollande , won just 7.4 per cent.

Eastbound lanes of Bay Bridge shut down
As of 5:00 a.m. there is no estimated time of reopening the lanes, according to CHP officials. About 15-20 minutes later, an officer spotted a red Cadillac coming down the right shoulder.

Michael Gove says Government will 'work with everyone' on Brexit
They have struggled for years with Irish nationalists, who want the British province to join a united Ireland. And - while they may be rescheduled - Brexit talks are technically meant to begin in just five days' time.

US President Donald Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him
The president tweeted Friday, "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". Oh, that and Trump is now personally under investigation for obstruction of justice.

Bay Area fans rejoice after Warriors win another title
The Cavaliers are, thanks to James, in a financial pickle from all the roster spending they've done over the past three years. Curry almost averaged a triple-double with 26.8 points, 9.4 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game against the Cavaliers .

Red Sox Manage Only 5 Hits, Shut Out by Yankees 8-0
Betts whiffed 0-for-4 on Wednesday; Bogaerts went 1-for-4. "It's really hard to ignore what Aaron Hicks has done", Girardi said. Two weeks after sustaining a concussion, Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury isn't sure when he will return.

Microsoft isn't making a profit with their new Xbox One X console
Conspicuous in their absence, however, were Microsoft's two biggest homegrown franchises, Halo and Gears of War. In lamen's terms, he wants to do it and he thinks it's possible, but it would take a good amount of work.

Cutting ties with Qatar is a sovereign right: Saudi-led coalition
The visit comes after holding talks in Kuwait with his counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah Thursday to push mediation efforts.

G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but U.S. leaves early
As a result, the U.S. said it would not join those sections of the report on climate and multilateral development banks. These aren't just the conclusions of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists, they are also shared by the U.S.

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship
Mr Aucoin said 116 crew members on the Fitzgerald were in two berthing rooms, a lot of them resting at the time of the collision . Aucoin said Benson's cabin was destroyed. "He is lucky to be alive ", the fleet commander added, without elaborating.

Eoin Morgan: England did not lose to Pakistan because of over confidence
Pakistan , as they had when defeating England in an ODI at Cardiff a year ago , received plenty of crowd support. Their only comparable limited overs success came when they won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.

Grenfell Tower families to receive minimum of £5500 from No 10
The first secretary of State in her Cabinet, the equivalent of deputy PM, Damien Green came to her defence. But that figure could change, he said.

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.