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Sports Minister Congratulates Team India After Win Over Pakistan

Sports Minister Vjay Goel on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its win over Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy, terming it a "significant" victory.

PTI |June 5, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
Sports Minister Congratulates Team India After Win Over Pakistan

New Delhi: Sports Minister Vjay Goel on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its win over Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy, terming it a "significant" victory.

Defending champions India launched their campaign in the tournament with a 124-run victory over Pakistan in Birmingham.

"It's a significant victory for the Indian team. I am very happy and I congratulate each and every member of the team for this spectacular victory over Pakistan," Goel said after the win.

"It's a happy moment for all cricket loving Indians and I congratulate them," he added.

Batting first, India notched up a competitive 319 for three after two rain interruptions reduced the match to 48 overs a side.

Set a revised target of 324 in 48 overs at the start of their innings under the Duckworth/Lewis method, Pakistan were required to chase 289 in 41 overs when play resumed after the day's third rain interruption.

The task proved too much for Pakistan, who were bowled out for 164 in 33.4 overs.

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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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