Fakhar Zaman’s remarkable hundred and Mohammad Amir’s immense new-ball spell drove Pakistan to a stunning victory over India.
Our match report has arrived, so I’ll leave with you with that. Thanks for your company throughout a hugely enjoyable tournament, and thanks to Pakistan for thrilling us as only they can. Bye!Sarfraz walks over with a big smile, raises the trophy and growls with delight. As he does so, all the players come flying down the podium to join him in celebration. Pakistan have won the Champions Trophy!The Pakistan team are being called up to the podium one by one. Each man is putting a white jacket over his green kit. They look like a stag party of golfers. It’s quite a good look, and they can wear what they like after this performance.
“I want to congratulate Pakistan and their supporters. They had an amazing tournament. The way they turned things round speaks volumes for the talent they have. It’s disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because I’m very proud of how we’ve played in this tournament. They outplayed us, they were more intense and passionate on the day.”The Golden Bat goes to Shikhar Dhawan, the leading runscorer for the second consecutive Champions Trophy. The Golden Ball goes to Hassan Ali, the strutting catalyst of this Pakistan triumph who took three wickets in each of Pakistan’s four victories. He has been magnificent to watch.