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Amir bowled Pakistan to a shock victory over India in the Champions Trophy Final at The Kia Oval yesterday - less than five miles from his darkest moment as a sportsman.

Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan to title triumph in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday, has been named as captain of the "Team of ICC Champion Trophy".

Pakistan still went into the final as huge underdogs against an Indian team who had beaten them in eight of their 10 previous meetings in the World Cup and Champions Trophy. (Reuters photo) Mohammad Amir celebrates the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan.

The player of the match was, quite correctly, awarded to Pakistani batsman, Fakhar Zaman.

Jubilant fans spilled onto the streets dancing and distributing candies soon after Hasan Ali claimed the last Indian wicket in the 31st over.

"Credit to everyone for standing up and showing that resilience and reaching the finals - (but) we were outplayed in all departments". The opening pair put on 128 runs before Azhar Ali was run out for 59 runs.

Fakhar lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have also lived up to their "unpredictable" standards, with their comprehensive wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka after the first game debacle against Kohli & Co.

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Amir, once vilified for his role in the 2010 Pakistan spot-fixing scandal which led to him serving a prison term in the United Kingdom, was at his brilliant best when he produced a devastating opening spell.

India had three players, batsmen Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, together with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in the ICC team.

Shahid Afridi said that the current team can develop into one of the top three teams in the world by the 2019 World Cup.

Amir struck just three balls into India's reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger.

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. He ended up with a knock of 76 runs off 43 balls.

When Hasan Ali had Jasprit Bumrah caught by his captain Sarfraz Ahmed in the 31st over with a nasty bouncer, there were not many Indian fans around at the ground to see the complete collapse of an imposing batting line-up.

"Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli have been in tremendous form so I was looking for early wickets - and I did it", said Amir. "We thought one big partnership would have set it up nicely", Kohli said. I am one of his best mates and we really wanted him in the team.

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