Champions Trophy Final: Photos from Pakistan's triumph over India

He says this team is a work in progress taking baby steps up the hill; he cites the two series wins against the West Indies as progress, well that's hardly satisfactory for a one sport country.

Hassan was selected as the Player of the Tournament by a five-person selection panel that comprised Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager - Cricket, and Chairman Event Technical Committee), former captains Michael Atherton of England, India's Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz Raja of Pakistan, as well as Lawrence Booth (Editor, Wisden Almanack, and cricket writer, The Mail) and Julian Guyer (correspondent of the Agence France-Presse).

Amidst the heated exchanges on social media as Indian cricket team and Pakistan cricket team gear up for the ICC Champions Trophy final, the picture of MS Dhoni holding Sarfraz Ahmed's son brought fans from both sides together to enjoy the spirit of the game, reported The Hindustan Times.

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. A loss is imminent, South Africa's victory is expected but Pakistan doesn't do the expected.

"Furthermore, the terrorists can not win and cricket must not give up on Pakistan".

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. Sri Lanka should win from here, Perara should catch that sitter, Pakistan should be out instead their captain and their ace bowler guide Pakistan to victory; well that's surprising.

"I congratulated them [Pakistan] in the post-match [presentation]". Surely Pakistan can't defy logic again, and surely this England team has too much for them after all they have annihilated Pakistan in nearly all their recent ODI encounters.

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But at 200 for two, Pakistan were well-placed for a big score, with Hafeez bringing up the 300 when he pulled the generally admirable Kumar for six. Pakistan storm past England without breaking a sweat, England were supposed to do this to Pakistan not the other way around.

This was Pakistan's first major global title since their triumph at the ICC World T20 2009.

After Fakhar Zaman's flamboyant hundred helped Pakistan to 338-4, India slumped to 158 all out in 30.3 overs and would have been beaten by an even greater margin if not for Hardik Pandya's 43-ball 76 from number seven.

It was the culmination of an impressive tournament from Pakistan who improved as the tournament went on after their poor opener against India. He didn't show any nerves which Pakistan usually do against India.

"I mean, today was a bit too far-fetched because we knew one more wicket and it will keep getting tougher". He is bowling against a man who said not long ago that the hype surrounding this fast bowler from Pakistan is too much - boom, LBW - maybe the hype was justified, maybe not.

After India had won the toss, Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahehdra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to make his first worldwide century.

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