Drought-breaking cricket win gets positive spin in Pakistan

Postado Junho 22, 2017

Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said that a wonderful welcome will be given to the national heroes of Pakistan for their brilliant achievement.

A similar reception was accorded to Man-of-the-Match in the final, Fakhar Zaman, who smashed 114 off 106 balls, when he landed in Peshawar.

"The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been a fairy tale journey for the Pakistan cricket team".

"These two lads, plus (leg-spinner) Shadab Khan, are the future of Pakistan cricket and I sincerely hope they will only go in the upward direction from here". Shetty in his complaint said the accused shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and burst firecrackers Sunday night after Pakistan defeated India in the match by 180 runs.

The captain later told the media that the team's victory in the Champions Trophy final was one of the most memorable moments of Pakistan cricket history.

"We want to be a little more consistent as a team", coach Mickey Arthur said.

Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India was bowled out for 158 runs in 33.3 overs.

India have never lost to Pakistan in the final - or a knockout game - of a major ICC tournament.

"As a bowler and as a captain when that is happening ... sometimes you have to sit and say "the guy is good enough on the day to tackle anything".

Rarely have I seen Pakistan deliver such a clinical performance in a tournament decider and annihilating hot favourite India came as a pleasant surprise. With the odds against them stacking higher and higher, they upset South Africa, overcame Sri Lanka, and shocked England to reach their first Trophy final; a rematch with their neighbour and nemesis.

"Victory in the final has its own significance, it has added to the confidence of the little known players who performed superbly, it has given new identity to the team after losing to India", they said.

Sarfraz has been named as the captain of the side after he led Pakistan to an ICC ODI title after 25 years.

He heard the ball pouched behind him and knew he was dismissed before he'd really got started in the biggest cricket match of his life at The Oval.

"Papa, I've been shot", were the last words of a 15-year-old Syed Hussain Raza Zaidi who died after being struck by a stray bullet from aerial firing as frenzied celebrations took place Sunday after the cricket team's Champions Trophy triumph. Did you think any more pleasant in the match?