pinkpink: Pakistan Stun India In Final To Claim Maiden Champions Trophy Crown

Pakistan Stun India In Final To Claim Maiden Champions Trophy Crown

19 Jun 2017 at 09:31

An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy, riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir. This is Pakistan's first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win but more importantly it broke the jinx of not performing against India in big ticket matches. For a team that can't play international cricket at home due to security issues, the victory has far-reaching implications. If Zaman announced his arrival in international cricket with a match-defining knock, Pakistan cricket's 'enfant terrible' Amir finally Andreas Martinsen Youth Jersey managed to sing a redemption song that he has been longing for. It was a charged-up performance from Sarfraz Ahmed's underdog team with left-handed opener Zaman, after a lucky reprieve, scoring a pulsating 114 in their imposing 338 for 4. Amir (6-2-16-3) then tormented the Indian batsmen with a devastating first spell and eventually the defending champions were bundled out for 158 in only 30.3 overs. The match turned out to be one of the most nightmarish under Virat Kohli's captaincy. It was a match where everything went awry for the 'Men in Blue' from the time Kohli went out for the toss. On a flat deck, Kohli surprised everyone opting to field, a decision prompted by the current team's ability to chase any target. It started on a wrong note when a beautiful delivery from Jasprit Bumrah was nicked by an edgy Zaman only to be called no-ball due to overstepping. Zaman scored a ton. The two spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (0/70 in 10 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (0/67 in 8 overs) were then taken to the task with not a single www.officialcoloradoavalanche.com/Adidas-Andreas-Martinsen-Jersey  wicket-taking delivery being bowled by the duo. With no assistance from the pitch, their limitations were thoroughly exposed against batsmen, who were ready to use their feet. The 'Law of Averages' were certainly going to catch up with India's 'Big Three' after their brilliant run in the tournament. Worse, it happened in the final. Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Virat Kohli (5) were snuffed out by Amir in a devastating first spell with three brilliant deliveries. The fate of the match was sealed. Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide 

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