Unorthodox Fakhar Zaman upset Team India bowlers' rhythm, says Virat Kohli

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In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.

Amir, whose career was almost ended across London by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, was in superb form after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final win over England.

"I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an unbelievable tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have". Pakistan bowled first in its previous four Trophy matches, and only once in Trophy history has a team batting first won the final; India in 2013.

"You can always look at things in hindsight, we've always tried to do our best in certain situations, sometimes the opposition does play very well". "He felt he was in the zone today and he could have done something really special and that's why the disappointment came out".

As soon as the sun set and people broke their religious fast, large numbers came out to watch Pakistan seamers squeezing India in its run-chase.

Little went right for them, in fact, from the moment Kohli put Pakistan in on a glorious morning.

He removed India's top three batsmen - Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Kohli (5).

He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan, in only his fourth one-day global, 11 days after his debut.

The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir by Sarfraz.

When teenage leg-spinner Shadab then struck in his first over via DRS, hitting Yuvraj Singh pad before bat, and MS Dhoni pulled Hasan Ali (three for 19) for a tumbling catch in the deep, India were washed up at 54 for five - and there was no realistic way back.

Not many had backed Pakistan to go beyond the group stage in the Champions Trophy, but the team led by Sarfraz Ahmed enjoyed an extraordinary revival after its disastrous opener.

Only Hardik Panya put together a significant innings for India with 76 off of 43 balls, but after the top three combined for only 26 - including Sharma's first-over duck - India would need far more to make the game competitive.

Fakhar Zaman was the beneficiary of the Indian largesse and he ensured the Indian team paid the price for it, as much as for their wayward bowling.

He would have been run out for one if Kedar Jadhav s throw from cover had hit and he was caught behind off a Bumrah no-ball on three.

Put into bat, the Men in Green had a ideal start as both Azhar Ali and Zaman shared a 128-run opening stand to put their team on road of a massive first innings-score.

But the run-out Pakistan's openers had pair had threatened arrived when Fakhar's failure to respond to Azhar's call saw the former ODI captain fall by a distance.

Fakhar lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.

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