'Virat Kohli Smashes Pakistan', Fans Sing Ahead Of Final Clash

"They are ranked higher than us - so everyone is talking about India, India". There is no doubt about it. "Everyone is in form", said a cricket fan from Mumbai.

"The final overs usually involve a lot of pressure and especially if you are playing against India". Even Pakistan is doing well. I was a part of that match.

"Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah are bowling very well and the batting order is also taken care of by Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli", said a cricket fan. This is happening after a long time and the chaos around the match is more than obvious.

· This is only the second time in India's last five appearances at the Champions Trophy that they've managed to progress beyond the group stage; they did go on to win it on that previous occasion though (2013). India are being pitted as the favourites for the match, given they defeated the same opponents in their opening match of the tournament, by a huge margin of 124 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method).

Babar came out of the opener's shadows - but after Shoaib Malik and he holed out in the off-side deep, Hafeez (57 not out) hit four fours and three sixes to power well past the 300 benchmark required against India's powerhouse batting line-up in these run-fest conditions.

India will look to win its third Champions Trophy title when it plays Pakistan in Sunday's final at the Oval.

Now, after 10 years the question is whether the Pakistan team will be able to beat India or not.

It was then over to Amir, who quickly dispelled the predictions of many that India could pull off a tournament and ground-record run chase - in the process silencing the majority support in a sell-out crowd for this high-profile showdown as their team folded to 158 all out in 30.3 overs.

Defending champions India, on the other hand, registered a resounding nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final to set up another mouth-watering, high-octane clash with Pakistan.

On Wednesday, they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan.

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