Pakistan became Winner of Champions Trophy 2017
The glittering show of one of the worlds top most viewed competitions was ended with gigantic celebrations displayed by the winner of Champions Trophy 2017 the one and only cricket team Pakistan.
Green Team Pakistan won the Champions Trophy title for the first time in the history of cricket by giving super fine performance on the final day against the old rival India at Oval, London.
CT8 produced some of unforgettable moments for cricket lovers. All teams displayed their best show from the most highly professional cricketers. Each team wrote its own story to mesmerize their fans. In fact, this was the tournament from which each and every cricket lovers were entertained by their teams. Green team Pakistan also came in the final by giving unbelievable performances in all their group and knockout matches and outclassed the defender of CT7 winner India in all departments.
Motivated words said by Hafeez in earlier interview,
We all going to love their team’s status of unpredictability in the tournament.
Nearly whole World of cricket was still not in state of acceptance for Pakistan as Champion of Champions Trophy.
As we aware of the games between Pakistan and India always produce high intensity along with the major viewers ratings. The Pak-Ind games pressure is never easy to handle not only for the live performers but also for the live viewers. And when it is a matter of any tournaments final the whole new example free atmosphere is created. Billions of fans were alive to support and encourage their players.
Such huge crowd from both neighboring countries was seen in final of this season ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Oval, London. Pakistani team came to the Champions Trophy final for the first time while Indian team was defending their champions title. It was totally jaw-breaking environment around the globe even before the start of final.
India was all time favorite team to lift this season title along with England and South Africa, while Pakistan was announced as unpredictable team. In a final match, India was again announced favorite and became more favorable by decided to field after winning the final toss of Champions Trophy.
The 1st innings displayed the batting entertainment while the 2nd innings showed bowling performance which means Green color was the main screen play for entire final day. Pakistan stole the whole show by putting target of 339 runs in their innings and put a final pressure of such huge target.
Magic was started on the 1st ball of 4th over, when Bumrah bowled a beauty and Fakhar nicked it to the keeper. Great! India celebrated the 1st wicket and so their fans but it was not accepted by third umpire and the decision went in favor of Pakistan because Bumrah was overstepped. OMG! After that emotional on-off situation, 128 runs opening stand with Azhar was boarded. The lucky guy Fakhar Zaman slammed his 1st tantalizing century; what a perfect time, perfect opposition and perfect occasion to score 1st century. His run a ball century included 3 sixes and 12 fours provided a solid position to his team.
Hafeez later on carried the momentum and hit fastest fifty of the cup on 5th wicket. He not only extended the total to massive 338 runs but also provided a favorite position to his team. Pakistan was at half favorite position in break. India had high hopes in 2nd innings due to their performance in CT17 especially in a semifinal and not to forget their professional skills of chasing too.
It was expected to see Rohit and Dhawan blasting opening but this time the situation was captured by Amir. His overwhelmed bowling crushed Blue team in pieces and his ever green energy gave Pakistan a strong commanding position. Green team took minimum time to become dead favorite on the 2nd half of the final day. India was struggling on 54 run for 5 wickets in 14 overs.
India faced the biggest defeat of 180 runs and responded to only 158 runs. Newly opener Fakhar was awarded Man of the match. Paki bowlers did not allow them to come near to their target. Then, in 31st over the history was made and billions of people witnessed green shirts running in Oval ground shouting, roaring and jumping. Telling the world that they just have earned the finest prize of cricket, and they have utter abilities and exceptional minds to shock any opposition.
Hasan Ali was given Man of the Tournament CT17 Award. The trophy cabinet is now completed for Pakistan. Congratulation, Shoots and Hugs are everywhere!