Match Over - Pakistan won by 180 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 18 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: RA Kettleborough
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 30.3 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


5.35pm: The Pakistan players have got their white jackets on, the trophy is being passed around among them, the green-clad faithful are revelling in the stands. Never mind Panicstan, they were Pukkastan today - pure, passionate and pretty much perfect. Let "Dil Dil Pakistan" ring out across The Oval, the underdogs have walked off top dogs, having etched another epic tale into the annals. The fans don't get to watch their heroes play international cricket at home - but I hope plenty of inspiration is flooding across the airwaves and Twittersphere as I type. I'll leave you with Fidel Fernando's report on Pakistan's "diamond-studded, galactic-scale nonsense" and thanks from myself and Al. It was a glorious, jazba-filled pleasure to commentate on. That's it for the 2017 Champions Trophy, it's been a helluva fortnight. See you all for 2021 in India? Cheerio!

5.15pm: Time for the presentations, Nasser Hussain with the mic. We'll start with the Man of the Match, which is Fakhar Zaman after he made a dazzling maiden hundred to set Pakistan on their way to 338 for 4. Shikhar Dhawan, meanwhile, picks up the Golden Bat, for leading run-scorer... and then it's Hasan Ali's turn to come up and receive the Golden Ball, as leading wicket-taker. And Hasan is also named Player of the Tournament... Unfortunately my Urdu isn't good enough to relay what he said but the Pakistan fans in the crowd seem chuffed. Ah, here's a translation from Danyal: "A year ago I wasn't in the side but I worked hard and believed in myself, and thankfully gave a good performance. Been learning since the start that if your body has energy you can perform well. I was very calm, no pressure on me, and thankfully I did well in all our games. This was a great tournament for me, dismissed some top players. Very special to take the final wicket to take the last wicket that won us the tournament, very special for me and I will definitely remember that."

India captain Virat Kohli: "I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have. They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final. Credit to them they outplayed us today in all departments. This is what happens in sport. We can't take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day. With the ball we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. We tried to do out best, but even with the ball, they were aggressive, we didn't show any resistance apart from Hardik, whose knock was outstanding. [Bumrah no-ball?] Small margins can be massive but we've only lost a game of cricket, we need to move forwards and learn from our mistakes. The pitch was consistent throughout, we backed out strengths but weren't good enough."

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed: "After the India [group] match I said to my boys, the tournament is not finished yet. We played very well and now we have won the final. [Fakhar innings?] He's a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan. All credit goes to my bowlers, Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab, Junaid, Hafeez, they bowled really well. It's a young team, credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us. We played like we had nothing to lose, now we are champions. It's a very proud moment for me and my country, and thanks to the nation for supporting us."

5pm: How about that for predictably unpredictable brilliance? Pakistan have out-Pakistaned themselves to pull off one of the great tournament wins, their first Champions Trophy victory, first global title since the 2009 World T20 and first in 50-overs competition since the 1992 World Cup... They came into the tournament ranked No. 8 in the world, took a hammering (from India) in their first match, then set about upending all form and predictions to claim the trophy. South Africa were stunned in the rain, in what was effectively a knockout; Sri Lanka were overcome despite a wobble, in what was effectively a knockout; England were dispatched with aplomb in what was definitely a knockout; and then India, the great rival, the pedigree 50-over side, one of the pre-tournament favourites - well, India were simply demolished. Sarfraz, who has led superbly over the last four games, leads the celebration on the outfield, those left in the ground are proudly holding Pakistan flags aloft. South London is truly a green and pleasant land right now.

Here's Rizwan Shahzad: "Can't stop tears everybody. Stand up for the champions"

"Lesson learned! Play to your strength," says Abhijit. "Wish India had chosen to bat first! Nevertheless, many congratulations Pakistan!"

"Congratulations to our neighbours," chimes in Kunal. "We played bad today and deserved to lose, while you played very well! Would've loved a close game though."

"I think the Man of the Series should go to Thisara Perera for dropping Sarfraz!" chuckles Silva

Saif: "From whether they would even qualify for CT to winning it that's the Spirit of Color Green for Pakistan"

"I hope NO Ind captain EVER chooses to 'bowl first' again in a major tournament final," huffs Rohan. "Ganguly was afraid of the Aus firepower in '03 but today was just arrogance from Kohli. How can they not know Pak's track record of chasing anything over 250? Scoreboard pressure is everything in major finals and the last thing you want to do is give that confidence to Pak bowlers"

"Incredibly happy for Pakistan!" hoots Raj. "And also for cricket...because ultimately today's game showed that good bowling is what ultimately wins you matches in an era where batsmen hold all the cards."

30.3Hasan Ali to JJ Bumrah, OUT, No run, dug in, flapped into the air, Sarfraz tears forward and leaps to claim the catch that wins Pakistan the Champions Trophy! Hasan, the tournament's leading wicket-taker, crowns victory with his third and Pakistan haven blown India away by 180 runs!.
30.2Hasan Ali to JJ Bumrah, No run, full outside off, comes forward and dinks a drive to mid-off.
30.1Hasan Ali to JJ Bumrah, No run, length ball, defended on off stump by the dogged Bumrah.
End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 158/9 after 180 balls.
JJ Bumrah 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 6-1-20-1
B Kumar 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29.  A maiden over! 156/9 after 174 balls.
JJ Bumrah 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 6-1-19-2
B Kumar 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 156/8 after 167 balls.
B Kumar 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 5-1-18-1
R Ashwin 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Got a question for Jarrod and George? Can they make sense of Pakistan's performance in this tournament? Send them in for #PoliteEnquiries. Remember the hashtag!

End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 154/7 after 162 balls.
RA Jadeja 15 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 5-0-19-1
R Ashwin 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Thanks to Jadeja for the wicket... for a while got very tense lol," hee-haws Murad Ali

End of over 26. 15 runs this over. 152/6 after 156 balls.
HH Pandya 76 (43b 4x4 6x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 3-0-25-0
RA Jadeja 13 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 137/6 after 150 balls.
RA Jadeja 11 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 7-0-60-2
HH Pandya 63 (39b 4x4 4x6 ) more

"Reminds me of WC 2003 final," chiprs Sach, "Pandya is playing a Sehwag here."

End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 134/6 after 144 balls.
RA Jadeja 9 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 2-0-10-0
HH Pandya 62 (38b 4x4 4x6 ) more

The required rate, by the way, is below eight an over, after Pandya's assault on Shadab...

End of over 23. 23 runs this over. 128/6 after 138 balls.
HH Pandya 59 (35b 4x4 4x6 ) Shadab Khan 6-0-57-2
RA Jadeja 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 105/6 after 132 balls.
HH Pandya 36 (29b 3x4 1x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 1-0-4-0
RA Jadeja 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 9 runs this over. 102/6 after 126 balls.
HH Pandya 34 (25b 3x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 5-0-34-2
RA Jadeja 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Meanwhile in the parallel universe that wasn't a no ball and Fakhar was dismissed off Bumrah. Pakistan scored 225 and India are 100 for no loss at the end of 20 overs." How's it looking over there, Saurabh?

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 93/6 after 120 balls.
RA Jadeja 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 0-0-1-0
HH Pandya 27 (21b 2x4 1x6 ) more

"The bright side of this is nobody in India is going to mention the word cricket for a couple of months at least..maybe we can concentrate on more productive things!" Surely you're not forgetting about the forthcoming four of the Windies, Aman?

Ah, looks like Imad has tweaked something - he hurt his calf in the semi-final against England and now can't finish his over. Fakhar Zaman takes the ball. Can he get a wicket to go with his hundred?

End of over 19. 9 runs this over. 89/6 after 114 balls.
HH Pandya 24 (18b 2x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-25-2
RA Jadeja 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Need 50 more to avoid follow on!" chortles Ozzy

End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 80/6 after 108 balls.
HH Pandya 17 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-17-1
RA Jadeja 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 72/6 after 102 balls.
KM Jadhav 9 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-16-2
HH Pandya 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

India six down in 17 overs. Here's Alan Gardner to gawk at things

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 67/5 after 96 balls.
KM Jadhav 9 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-9-1
HH Pandya 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 62/5 after 90 balls.
KM Jadhav 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-11-1
HH Pandya 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 55/5 after 84 balls.
KM Jadhav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-4-1
HH Pandya 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Arindam29: "209 is the biggest margin of defeat India endured (vs.SL-2010) and here we are breaking it...we will always remember 2017 Champions Trophy, just like 2003 WC Final burns!any remedial step needed?" I'd inclined to think they've been outplayed on the day. But that's just me.

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 54/4 after 78 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 22 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-4-1
MS Dhoni 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 50/3 after 72 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-3-0
Yuvraj Singh 21 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Quick little break so Yuvraj can get some drinks in. Seemed to hold his hand after hitting that shot

SarfBD: "Watching Yuvi makes me nostalgic. I have watched him since the first time he batted back in 2003. The same elegance. The same flow. The same sweet sound of bat hitting the ball. I don't know why, but the full flow of his bat feels like I am watching some sublime shots from the bygone era."

End of over 11.  A maiden over! 47/3 after 66 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 6-2-16-3
Yuvraj Singh 18 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"Relax people. Pakistan have outplayed India until now. But the game isn't over yet and neither does India suddenly becom a bad team if they lose today. Sometimes you just have to hand it to the opposition and say well played!" Well said, Prathik Roy

End of over 10. 14 runs this over. 47/3 after 60 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 18 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-13-0
MS Dhoni 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Krish: "Breaking News: The Indian Association of TV Manufacturers and Retailers announced a special reward to Mohd Amir for boosting their sales by 50%. Lot of smashed TVs to replace!"

Idrees: "EXPOSE THE MIDDLE ORDER!!!!" Indeed. Pakistan have responded to Arthur.

End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 33/3 after 54 balls.
S Dhawan 21 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 5-1-16-3
Yuvraj Singh 6 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 31/2 after 48 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 5 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 4-1-16-0
S Dhawan 20 (17b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Naren: "while this batting line-up is full of stars with rohit, kohli, yuvi, and dhoni, players like dhawan and kedar always quietly do their job without grabbing too much attention. hope dhawan delivers it for india and even if we lose couple more wickets, don't forget that india has a long batting line-up and in case of troble, even ashwin can be a solid batter. also india were 63-4 vs england earlier this year chasing 350 and yet they managed to win that with almost couple of overs to spare..."

End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 22/2 after 42 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 5 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-1-14-2
S Dhawan 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more

He missed the semi-final with a back spasm... but Mohammad Amir has roared at The Oval. Here's Danyal Rasool on his importance

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 21/2 after 36 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 5 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 3-1-7-0
S Dhawan 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Siddhesh: "Yuvi trying too hard for a boundary. Dhawan is in pretty sublime form at the other end so should be trying to rotate strike."

End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 16/2 after 30 balls.
S Dhawan 10 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-0-14-2
Yuvraj Singh 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4.  A maiden over! 7/2 after 24 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 2-1-2-0
S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Kohli in tournament finals: 8 matches, average of 22. 0 50s and 0 100s." Top spot, Kinny

End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 7/2 after 18 balls.
S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-5-2
Yuvraj Singh 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 4/1 after 12 balls.
V Kohli 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 1-0-2-0
S Dhawan 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/1 after 6 balls.
V Kohli 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-1
S Dhawan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ritesh : "Wicket in first over. India vs Aus 2003 all the way." Mummy, make the bad memories go away!

Adesh : "Throwback to WCF 2011, anyone? 0-1 sehwag LBW, 97 from the number 3 and a finish from MS? I called it " Yes, much prefer these.

Sarthak: "What a beauty by Amir..he troubled Rohit in first game too. But this was a ripper.."

RG SharmaLBW Mohammad Amir04300-
S DhawanC Sarfraz Ahmed B Mohammad Amir2142224095.45
V KohliC Shadab Khan B Mohammad Amir51190055.56
Yuvraj SinghLBW Shadab Khan2249314070.97
MS DhoniC Imad Wasim B Hasan Ali423160025
KM JadhavC Sarfraz Ahmed B Shadab Khan918132069.23
HH PandyaRun out Mohammad Hafeez,Hasan Ali 76464346176.74
RA JadejaC Babar Azam B Junaid Khan1541260057.69
R AshwinC Sarfraz Ahmed B Hasan Ali11130033.33
B Kumarnot out 11480012.5
JJ BumrahC Sarfraz Ahmed B Hasan Ali11090011.11
Total 158/10
Mohammad Amir6.021632.67
Junaid Khan6.012013.33
Mohammad Hafeez1.0013013
Hasan Ali6.311932.92
Shadab Khan7.006028.57
Imad Wasim0.30306
Fakhar Zaman3.302507.14