• Thursday, August 11, 2022

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Fakhar and Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India to win Champions Trophy

Pakistan claimed a famous win over bitter rivals India

By: Sarwar Alam

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday (18). Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four and fast bowler Amir ripped out India’s top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out. Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South…

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