Pakistan 'pressure' got to India, says Kohli

The Champions Trophy final was the second India vs. Pakistan match of the tournament. Chasing a enormous target of 339, Virat Kohli-led India crumbled like a house of cards and were all out for 158 in the 31st over.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed took the last catch and aeroplaned around the pitch with his arms out before he was swamped by teammates.

Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day global (ODI) hundred was the cornerstone of Pakistan's 338 for four as they set title-holders and arch-rivals India a stiff chase to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

With the bat in hand, India found themselves under early pressure after losing both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for just 6 runs.

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates with teammates after catching out India's Jasprit Bumrah to win the ICC Champions Trophy final.

"He felt he was in the zone today and he could have done something really special and that's why the disappointment came out".

India, the defending champions, were never in the game after falling to 33-3 and then 54-5 in their chase of Pakistan's 338-4.

Hardik Pandya gave the stunned India fans in a capacity crowd something to cheer as he hit three sixes off succesive balls to bring up a dashing fifty.

Since then however, Pakistan, the eighth-ranked ODI nation, has triumphed over South Africa and Sri Lanka before humiliating the tournament hosts in Cardiff on Wednesday.

But the Pakistanis wrote off that defeat as an aberration.

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Pakistan bowled first in its previous four Trophy matches, including the 124-run opening loss to India two weeks ago, and the omen wasn't good to bat first.

Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav followed each other back to the pavilion in quick succession as Pakistan tightened their grip on the proceedings.

They were eventually dismissed for 158, with 19.3 overs to spare.

Fakhar overcame his early wobbles to share a century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59) and unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century.

180 The margin of victory for Pakistan, the biggest in the final of any ICC ODI event.

In only his fourth one-day worldwide at the age of 27, after his debut just 11 days ago, Fakhar overcame his nervy start to unfurl a series of increasingly assured strokes among his 12 fours and two sixes in a 92-ball century.

Hasan Ali, the leading wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy final, has dedicated his brilliant performance in the tournament to his family.

For once, the Pakistan middle order didn't waste the great start.

Hafeez, who made an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls, said the win was for the Pakistan public.

But the rest of the much acclaimed Indian batting line-up staged a spectacular collapse and were reduced to 72/6 in the 17th over.

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