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Doug Mendoza
June 19, 2017

Pakistan's media on Monday showered praise on the country's cricket team for their remarkable victory against archrivals India to clinch a maiden Champions Trophy title.

Pakistan, the lowest ranked team in the tournament, completely outplayed defending champions India in the summit clash, to win my 180 runs. He posted a video on YouTube, where he congratulated the Pakistan cricket team for their massive win, but also had good words for Team India. India's spin mainstay went for 28 from his first four overs.

In the ODI player rankings, India opener Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position while pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up four places to joint-19th) and Jasprit Bumrah (up 19 places to 24th) are the others to gain.

Together with Azhar Ali (59), he put on 128 for the first wicket - Pakistan's highest opening stand against India in an ICC tournament - and it took a run out to separate them as Fakhar was guilty of ball-watching. Their performance and wins against South Africa, Sri Lanka and England were unbelievable.

Over the past decade India has dominated the cricketing rivalry and was the firm favourite going into Sunday's final, making victory all the sweeter for Pakistanis. There should be bilateral series.

Sarfraz paid tribute to the influence of a coaching staff led by Mickey Arthur, who took charge shortly before Pakistan's tour of England a year ago, where a Test series was shared but the ODI campaign lost 4-1.

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He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win. Rashid Latif is former Pakistan captain.

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As for Sehwag, this is what Latif had to say: "Nobody is anyone's father or son". We have practiced the same way as we started the day we came here.

"This is a gesture from Pakistan". This was Pakistan's third ICC tournament win, having earlier won the 50-over World Cup in 1992 and the World Twenty20 in 2009. Cricket fans from the neighbouring country started bashing people who were poking fun at Virat Kohli, and some started shaming the haters and asked them to respect their star performer. Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis once said matches between the two nations were neither sport nor war, but "somewhere in between".

India lost their nintht wicket when their score was 156 in ICC Champions Trophy final here.

With their inability to host top worldwide sides on home soil due to security concerns and a spot-fixing controversy blighting their domestic T20 league, Sunday's win provided the country's cricket fans with some much-needed cheer.

Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, including six huge sixes, to give India hope of a dramatic revival but he was run out following a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja and left the arena shaking his head in an obvious state of frustration.

Even Golden Bat victor Shikhar Dhawan couldn't resist Amir's persistent accuracy, edging through outside off-stump, and when teenage spinner Shadab Khan successfully convinced Sarfraz Ahmed to review a "not out" lbw decision against Yuvraj Singh India's hopes were fading fast at 54-4. "Best wishes!" Ranveer Singh believed that team Pakistan was on the better side of the game.

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