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Pakistan Wins Its Maiden ICC Champions Trophy Title

Pakistan , made to bat first for the first time in the tournament, racked up a final-record innings of 338-4, founded on a 128-run opening stand between Fakhar Zaman , who earned his maiden one-day worldwide century with 114, and Azhar Ali , whom Fakhar ran out on 59.

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The biggest jolt of all, however, came watching world number one and defending champion Dustin Johnson , number two Rory McIlroy and number three Jason Day all trudge to the exit after failing to make the halfway cut, which fell at one-over 145.

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But Bale was reduced to the role of bit-part player after recent injury problems, sent on only for the final 13 minutes at the National Stadium of Wales with the game already won. "Then I'll obviously do some work in the off-season to get it stronger and ready for next season so I'll be firing on all cylinders". "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half".

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Half-centuries from Joe Root (64), Jos Buttler (61 not out) and Alex Hales (56) proved enough - although Morgan admitted he was far from sure they would after England were bowled out in 49.3 overs. "If we had played well today we could have got 340, which is probably a match-winning score on that wicket, and we're still striving to get better as a side in doing that".

CT Final: Pak wins against India

Pakistan had crushed India in the final of ICC Champions Trophy that was played at The Oval on Sunday by a humiliating defeat of 180 runs, and lifted the trophy for the first time in history. So hopefully that starts paving the way for future tours. Pakistan bowler Hassan Ali celebrates the dismissal of India's Ravichandran Ashwin during the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London , Sunday, June 18.

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Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak: Hardik Pandya breaks Adam Gilchrist's record

Promising young opener Fakhar Zaman slammed a super century to guide Pakistan to a challenging total against arch-rivals India after being invited to bat first. When India's famed batting line-up crumbled under pressure in the finals, Pandya was the lone man who injected life into India's chase. He reached his 50 in just 32 balls to break Adam Gilchrist's long-standing record for the fastest half-century in an ICC ODI Tournament final.

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Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Shahid Afridi

But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his teammates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday. That was an aberration. "The fact is that World T20s do attract a lot of interest, they generate significant revenue for the television companies, but most importantly from our point of view they provide us with an opportunity to give more opportunities to more teams".

Pakistan played "perfect game" in CT win: Gilchrist

Title-holders India , set 339 to win, collapsed to 33 for three and 54 for five against a Pakistan side they had thrashed by 124 runs in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. The last time Pakistan beat India was in 2009 ─ also during a Champions Trophy match. In an early tweet, he said: "All the players of Indian team should be banned by govt from playing cricket coz they have sold themselves n pride of India ".

Potent Pakistan claim fairytale Champions Trophy title

Shadab, along with man of the match Fakhar and man of the tournament Hasan Ali , showed the impact the Pakistan Super League has already had on the fortunes of the national team, the triumvirate all coming to prominence thanks to performances in the fledgling T20 competition.

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BCCI will have to decide the terms & conditions of the contract, including the remuneration part. "The COA has no role to play in the appointment of the next India coach or in handing Kumble an extension". CAC has agreed to offer Dravid a fresh extension. The committee approved the two-year extension and everything will be official once Dravid's salary is decided.

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He and members of the Republican team were practicing for a charity baseball game the following night against a team of Democrats. "I know I'm 0-4". Those eight pitchers combined for 12 walks, the most in Mainieri's 11 years at LSU. Meanwhile, Fehmel continued his postseason resurrection. LSU freshman center fielder Zach Watson had two of the Tigers' four hits including a solo home run in the seventh.

Small margins can be massive in cricket: Kohli

We dusted ourselves off after that India defeat at Edgbaston and came back superbly, the whole group kept believing and that's the most important thing. The Indian innings was off to a disastrous start with Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir producing a fiery opening spell. Pandya, however, briefly raised their spirits with a quickfire 76, reaching his fifty with three successive sixes off Shadab and hitting six maximums in all before he was run out.

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs

Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global 100 laid the foundations for Pakistan's formidable total of 338-4. Pakistan army has mocked India after the country's resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption "To whom it may concern'".

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Michael Hussey calls Pakistan destiny's child after CT triumph

When Pakistan beat India by a whopping 180 runs to lift the trophy, a war of words was expected again. This is Pakistan's first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win. The Champions Trophy success will also boost Pakistan's hopes for a second World Cup title when they return to England and Wales in 2019. Embarrassed by India in their opening match , Pakistan astonishingly turned the tables on their arch-rivals to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final by a ...

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Sarfraz hopes lifting of coveted trophy ends Pakistan exile

The Rising Kashmir had a headline on the front page, "Crackers go off as Pak pulls off stunning win over India ". Kohli said Pakistani players were more intense and passionate in the final which also helped them outplay the India team in every department of the game.

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This is his game'". This is his ballgame'. You have to be extremely disciplined to face guys like him. With two outs and runners on first and second, the Lakeland, Fla. The weekend's defeat saw CS Fullerton falling 0-2 at the College World Series against Oregon State . Wells then ripped the next pitch between shortstop and third base for the game's first run.

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan showed better composure, says Virat Kohli

Received from Sourav GangulyPlayer of the Match Award goes to Fakhar Zaman for his sensational! "We played very well and now we have won the final", Sarfraz said. The Pakistan left-arm quick's brilliant burst of three for 16 in 28 balls saw him snare opener Rohit Sharma lbw for a duck and have Kohli , the world's leading ODI batsman, caught off a leading edge for just five.

Champions Trophy future uncertain as ICC consider scrapping the competition

Seam bowlers Mohammad Amir and Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the limited-overs tournament which is regarded as a mini-World Cup. "Amir bowled brilliantly today but all my bowlers bowled really well". "They can upset anyone on their day", said Kohli in the post-match presentation ceremony.

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Pakistan's innings was characterised by intent, says Graeme Smith

India still had three wickets in hand but the deafening cheers from the Pakistan fans made clear that the end was nigh. "I was lucky with the no ball", he said. But Pakistan collapse to 162 for seven before an unbroken stand of 75 between skipper Sarfraz (61 not out) and Mohammad Amir (28 not out) sees them win what is a virtual quarter-final.

IND vs PAK 2017: London to host final countdown of Champions Trophy

The boys were really motivated today. Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they knocked out hosts England.

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