How Fans Reacted to Team India's Loss

Posted June 20, 2017

Registering their largest margin of victory in the 129 one-day matches Pakistan has played against India, the victory had fans in Pakistan dancing in the streets, waving Pakistani flags and setting off fireworks.

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 global century with 114, and Azhar Ali, whom Fakhar ran out on 59.

Mohammad Amir then reduced India to 33 for three by dismissing their much-vaunted top three, with Rohit Sharma out for a duck and opposing skipper Virat Kohli, the world's top-ranked ODI batsman, falling for just five. India's batting effort paled in comparison and they managed just 158 in reply in 30.3 overs.

Pundits have credited the Pakistan Super League - the country's Twenty20 franchise tournament, for unearthing new talent such as explosive opener Fakhar Zaman and man of the tournament Hasan Ali. The younger players that have come into the set-up have been fantastic, and they've played brand of cricket that we want to play.

The tournament has seen Pakistan stage an awesome turnaround - from suffering an embarrassing loss against India in the first match to inflicting a ruthless defeat on the same opponents in the final.

"Amir bowled brilliantly today, but all my bowlers bowled really well".

You can check out all the best images from the final in the gallery above.

India are due to stage the next Champions Trophy in 2021 but Richardson warned Monday it was by no means certain the event would go ahead, with the former South Africa wicketkeeper saying future World Twenty20s could feature up to 20 teams.

Watch highlights of the historic Pakistan victory over India in the video below. They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final.

Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday.

Shadab picked up his second wicket when Kedar Jadhav, on nine, gave Sarfraz a simple catch and India appeared to be crumbling meekly at 72 for six. "We thought one big partnership would have set it up nicely", Kohli said. We never took anyone lightly. When we arrived here, we played like we had nothing to lose. Whatever happened in the past has happened but he is the number one bowler in Pakistan cricket.

"It was about the team doing well and we have done well to be in the final", Kohli said.

"But the thing about that [initial] loss, and I think we clarified it at that time, was we knew that was an aberration".