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ICC Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak

20 June 2017, 10:32 | Andy Ferguson

Pakistan opener makes India pay in CT final for no ball on 3

Champions Trophy team of the tournament

Pakistan's players celebrate their victory over India on the pitch after the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London on June 18, 2017. Amir removed all of India's top three as Pakistan stunned their arch-rivals with a remarkable 180-run win while Fakhar scored his maiden ODI ton for Pakistan.

When the fit-again Amir, who missed his side's semi-final win due to a back spasm, removed India's risky top three in a magnificent opening spell, Pakistan were in complete command.

Pakistan batsman, and century maker in the Champions Trophy final, Fakhar Zaman, revealed that he nearly didn't play in the showpiece game against India after feeling ill the day before the game.

The ICC Champions Trophy final win against India helped Pakistan vault to the No.6 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings, thereby helping them to inch closer to securing a direct entry to the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The last time Pakistan won a major 50-over ICC tournament was also during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, when Imran Khan led his team over England in the 1992 final at Melbourne, Australia.

"Hopefully this win, everyone will remember - not today, not tomorrow, but for a very long, long time", said Sarfraz, the wicketkeeper who held the final catch that sparked wild celebrations.

"I was lucky with the no ball", he said.

It proved to be a costly no ball as Fakhar goes on to score his first global century before falling for 114. "I have never tried my hand in it but they are pretty good, so they will be fine", Kohli said.

Talking to the agency, Zaheer said by beating India in the final, Pakistan took revenge of its first group match loss to India.

Amir, once vilified for his role in the 2010 Pakistan spot-fixing scandal which led to him serving a prison term in the United Kingdom, was at his brilliant best when he produced a devastating opening spell.

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"All credit goes to my bowlers, Mohammed Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Hafeez, they bowled really well".

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

Yuvraj Singh was lbw to leg-spinner Shadab and former captain MS Dhoni, the hero of many an India rescue mission, holed out in the deep.

However, Kohli's press conference, post the match, started on a odd or an entertaining note (depend on the way you see it).

"India didn't expect to be outplayed in such a fashion", said cricket fan Naseem Bukhari in the southern port city of Karachi.

Fakhar got another life, and the Pakistan opener embraced it.

He was caught behind off Bumrah on three but replays showed the paceman had bowled a no-ball.

Fakhar, the man-of-the-match, shared an opening stand of 128 with Azhar Ali (59). However, his brilliant scoring was brought to an end by a running mix-up, with Pandya and Jadeja ending up at the same end.

For Pakistan, pacers Mohammad Aamer and Hasan Ali bagged three wickets each.



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