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18th June 2017: Pakistan Win The Champions Trophy Defeating India in Final

The Indian team has always had the edge over arch-rivals Pakistan when it comes to ICC events. This was the occasion of the final of the Champions Trophy between the two nations in London, where Pakistan thrashed India to lift the coveted trophy for the first time.

Cricketnext Staff |June 18, 2019, 1:04 PM IST
18th June 2017: Pakistan Win The Champions Trophy Defeating India in Final

The Indian team has always had the edge over arch-rivals Pakistan when it comes to ICC events. At the 2017 Champions Trophy final between the two nations in London, Pakistan turned the tables to beat India and lift the coveted trophy for the first time.

India were the clear favourites to win the match and take the trophy home for the second time in succession and had already defeated Pakistan in their opening game convincingly, but the latter had different plans.

Cricket aficionados witnessed perhaps the greatest upset in the last few years. A strong Virat Kohli-led side lost the match without offering much of a fight.

Pakistan rode their luck right from the start of the match when opener Fakhar Zaman was caught-behind off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball. That reprieve to Zaman proved too costly as he went on to score a blistering 114 from 106 balls in the high-pressure final. He was ably supported by Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammed Hafeez (57) who guided Pakistan to 338/4 in their allotted 50 overs.

After a great batting display, it was the turn of the Pakistani bowlers to shine. Defending a huge total, fast-bowler Mohammed Amir broke the back of Indian batting line-up and returned with match figures of 3/16.

Other bowlers too chipped-in with wickets but Amir was the most effective as he removed the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli.

At 72/6, just when it seemed all over for India, all-rounder Hardik Pandya played a cameo of 76 runs from 43 balls. Despite his efforts, India fell short by a whopping 180 runs.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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