Champions Trophy: Pakistan stuns India to win tournament as lowest-ranked team

Champions Trophy: Pakistan stuns India to win tournament as lowest-ranked team

The News said that the stars had aligned for Pakistan to ensure they cut "old rivals India" down to size to win their maiden Champions Trophy crown.

To avoid unnecessary and unwelcomed tensions, security personnel were deployed outside cricketer M. S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match.

Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London's Oval on Sunday to inflict a 180-run defeat upon arch rivals India, the title-holders, in the climax of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global nations.

They were written off again after their first match, a humbling 124-run loss to India.

"And then we just showed great, great character and I am really happy because it's all for the nation of Pakistan because they've been waiting for such a long time". They kept on believing.

There was no way back for India, who collapsed to 158 all out with almost 20 overs of the match as they suffered their heaviest defeat by runs in 129 ODIs against Pakistan. "Credit to everyone for standing up and showing that resilience and reaching the final but today we were outplayed in all departments".

India's bowlers have been hugely effective, taking wickets in the middle overs to strangle opponents.

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Mohammad Amir picked up three early wickets, dismissing Rohit Sharma, who fell on a three-ball duck, India's Captain Virat Kohli, who could just manage to make five runs and Shikhar Dhawan, who trudged off with 21, leaving India at 33 for 3.

Not many had backed Pakistan to go beyond the group stage in the Champions Trophy, but the team led by Sarfraz Ahmed enjoyed an extraordinary revival after its disastrous opener.

"We had some good, hard conversations [after that defeat], but we didn't train anymore because we knew the base had been done". Kohli also said he backed his boys to chase in the title clash.

He said this is one victory that Pakistan fans will remember for long.

Pakistan's Babar Azam has rocketed to a career-best fifth position after gaining three positions with scores of 46 in the final and 30 not out in the semi-final.

KRK suspected India's poor performance as the actor believes that the team can not buckle down to such a low total, if the match was not fixed.

"We can be very proud of that as a unit and we leave here with our heads held high because we understand the kind of expectations and pressures we face as a team". "The way they turned things around speaks volumes for the talent they have in their side", Kohli said.

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