Defeat will hurt India team. Terrible day when nothing went right. But can't diminish achievements of past 20-24 months. I keep the faith— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 18, 2017
Take a bow Pakistan ... never doubted your form and my gut feeling..— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) June 18, 2017
While going back into the hut, Hardik Pandya was a very very angry man. He had single-handedly breathed life into the Indian chase with his sublime innings. Although a victory still wasn't visible on the horizon, Pandya was doing all that he can. But Jadeja had cost Pandya his wicket. That's why the all-rounder wasn't happy.
Cricketnext's Arnab Sen from the Oval: There goes the only ray of hope India had found out of nowhere. Hardik Pndya played a breezy innings but a run out brings an end to his gritty knock. Ravindra Jadeja found the worst of times to commit a blunder while running between the wickets. He has had a terrible match and it has just become worse.
SIX and SIX: Fakhar bowls delivery outside the off stump but Pandya drags the ball and hits it over the mid-wicket boundary for a huge six. The second was a half-volley from Fakhar and Pandya hits the ball almost outside of the stadium over the long-on boundary. Stunning onslaught from Pandya.
SIX SIX SIX and 50: Hardik Pandya slams fifty after hitting three huge sixes off the bowling of Shadab Khan to reach his half-century. Pandya reaches his fifty off just 32 ball and sets the new record for the fastest half-century in a Champions Trophy final. To cap off a brilliant over, Pandya hits a four in the over as well. 23 runs came off that Shadab Khan over.