Virat Kohli should be behind the bars, says KRK

Virat Kohli should be behind the bars, says KRK

Pakistan inflicted a massive 180-run defeat upon title-holder and favorite India at the Oval in London on Sunday to win the tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global nations.

Title-holders India, set 339 to win, collapsed after Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir removed the top three batsmen - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captian Virat Kohli. For Pakistan, pacers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali bagged three wickets each.

Pakistans Fakhar Zaman was picked as Dhawans opening partner after the youngster aggregated 252 runs in four matches at an impressive strike-rate of 113.

Pakistan, who had lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council tournaments and started this event the lowest ranked of all the eight teams taking part, were now on the brink of a sensational win.

Pandya came to the crease with India teetering on 54 for five after Yuvraj Singh and former captain Dhoni departed in quick succession.

With his bat tucked under his arm, Fakhar begins the long walk back to the pavilion as the Indians celebrate grabbing their first wicket with only four Pakistan runs on the board.

They beat South Africa, the world's top-ranked one-day side, and Sri Lanka to reach the last four before dismantling previously unbeaten hosts England with a ruthless semi-final performance.

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"Congratulations to Pakistan. The way they turned things around, it was unbelievable", Kohli said.

"We have no hesitation or shame to admit we didn't play our best game today".

"The only predictable thing about Pakistan cricket is that they are unpredictable", said the former wicketkeeper-batsman, adding the win was a "positive story" for cricket.

All the boys were confident and they contributed for the superb victory, he said and added that each one of them played for the team not for themselves individually.

India has previously beaten Pakistan in the 2016 Sultan Azlan Cup and twice in the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan, Malaysia.

The bowling lineup was led by Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali, who finished with 13 wickets, and his team mate Junaid Khan. Earlier, it was Hasan Ali's three wicket haul that dented England's momentum and restricted them to 211 runs after they were inserted into batting first.

Kohli said Pakistani players were more intense and passionate in the final which also helped them outplay the India team in every department of the game. "We played like we had nothing to lose, now we are champions", said Sarfraz. "We want to be more consistent as a team".

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