Pakistan lift ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title by defeating the arch rival and defending champion India by 180 runs for the first time in the history at the Oval. Men in green outclassed men in blue in all fields and bowled them out in 31st over.
The pride of Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman was declared Man of the Match and remained highest scorer for Pakistan with 114 runs. Muhammad Amir took three initial and most important wickets of Indian inning and was joined by Hassan Ali, Shadab Khan and Junaid Khan, who secured three, two and one wickets respectively.
Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed congratulated the nation for historical victory in the final match of ICC Champion Trophy. Talking at prize distribution ceremony, he said we have played for victory and all bowlers and batsmen have played their due role in the match as per strategy. Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli also congratulated Pakistan for winning of ICC Champion Trophy 2017.
Billions of people around the world watched the most exciting match of the year and congratulated Pakistan for historic win. Below are few of them;
So proud. Pakistan played like winners and now are champions of the world. Tonight belongs to the heroes in the Green and white #bringItHome
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017
Love you Pakistan team we just love you ..proud moment for every Pakistani .. pic.twitter.com/r41pyD3xLI
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 18, 2017
The biggest thing on display today is @TheRealPCB's heart. They played with courage and belief. Just an incredible performance by Pakistan
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) June 18, 2017
I was hoping a team in green and gold would win. Seems there was a mix up in countries though 😉
Well done Pakistan, congrats Mickey
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Pakistan on a really comprehensive victory today. Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 18, 2017
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 18, 2017
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) June 18, 2017
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) June 18, 2017
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) June 18, 2017
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) June 18, 2017
Brilliant opening spell by Aamir. Has left India's much-vaunted top order in tatters on a plumb pitch…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Team Pakistan. Undoubtedly, the better side today in all departments.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 18, 2017
Wow what a win by Pakistan. Congratulations. 🙏.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) June 18, 2017
After the first game I said there is a big gap between Ind & Pak these days. The gap remained in this match. Just the other way round.😉
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 18, 2017
Pakistan took time to realise what Sarfaraz Ahmad could provide them. He has been a fine leader. Got his team to back themselves.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 18, 2017