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Rishi Kapoor gets some serious roasting after India's thrashing in CT final

Rishi Kapoor gets some serious roasting after India's thrashing in CT final

Fakhar Zaman, who scored a match-winning 114 in Pakistan's 180-run victory over arch-rivals India in the final, was picked alongside the tournament's top scorer Shikhar Dhawan of India. Ranked eighth, the entire world had counted Pakistan out of the tournament and, after their 124-run defeat against India, it was all but certain that everyone was right.

The Indian cricket team will head into Sunday's final against Pakistan as the defending champions, having won the title in 2013.

Former ICC president Zaheer Abbas, said on Monday that Pakistan had paid back in the same coin to India in Champions trophy final as latter had done in a pool match on June 4, 2017.

Tamim moved a place up to 16th after hitting a century against England in the opener before smashing 95 against Australia and cracking 70 against India the semi-finals, which they lost to bow out of the quadrennial tournament.

However, he bowled the spell of the competition as he accounted for the India's top three - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

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.

Coming into the match, four-time world champions Pakistan had conceded four and six goals in consecutive losses to the Netherlands and Canada, respectively. "But if there is one thing you can say about the Pakistan cricket team, it is that it exists to confound everyone".




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.

There is consolation though for New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, who has been named the 12th man.

Seam bowlers Mohammad Amir and Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the limited-overs tournament which is regarded as a mini-World Cup.

Arthur, like others, also want that cricket loving fans in Pakistan, get to see their heroes play worldwide matches.

KRK tweeted to say, "Virat Kohli should be banned from playing cricket for lifetime for selling pride of 130Cr Indians to Pakistan". Fakhar got through the night and when he woke for morning prayers at 4am, Fakhar knew his time had come and sent a text message to Hayes: "Shane thank you, I'm feeling good'".

"Pakistan had to earn their win and they made us make mistakes".


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