Pakistan leapfrogs to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings

Pakistan leapfrogs to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings

The News said Pakistan "sizzled at the sun-baked Oval" to record their first major victory in the 50-over format since winning the World Cup in 1992.

In India nearly all print media went easy on Kohli and his team, crediting Pakistan's performance though the front-page of the Hindustan Times screamed "Obliterated at the Oval: India humiliated by Pak".

Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four and fast bowler Amir ripped out India's top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out.

The Express Tribunewas all praises for Fakhar Zaman by scoring a spectacular century to set up Pakistan's first ODI title win in 25 years.

Australia too haven't given up ground despite an earlier-than-planned exit from the Champions Trophy, retaining their second spot two ranking points behind the Proteas.

A panel of juries of the worldwide governing body of cricket selected Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to lead the best XII of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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The Indian captain admitted that the rookie left-hander's approach did upset the rhythm of his bowlers after he got a reprieve off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball.

He raised hopes of pulling off a one-man Indian Houdini act as he hit three successive sixes to reach his half century. They entered the tournament as the lowest ranked team.

Hasan Ali has been a revelation, just as much as Zaman, ending the tournament with 13 wickets, four more than the second-placed Josh Hazlewood.

The night ended on a sombre mood for Indian sports fans with majority of the people disheartened after the cricket team's loss but they still had something to cheer for in the hockey team's victory.

"To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake", Sarfraz said in an International Cricket Council statement. But just when it seemed that he was blazing towards a first worldwide century, he was run out after a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja.

Embarrassed by India in their opening match, Pakistan astonishingly turned the tables on their arch-rivals to win their maiden Champions Trophy. "We will learn from our mistakes". "Sometimes small things can become a big problem at the end", said Kohli. We trusted the players.

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