Champions Trophy: Inspired Pakistan thrash India by 180 runs
Pakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval.
Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine.
 
Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5.
 
India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992.
 
That Pakistan lifted the title was surprising enough - at eighth in the world they began as the lowest-ranked team in the tournament - but it is the way they demolished the strong favourites will live long in the memory.
 
Firstly Fakhar flayed the ball all around the The Oval, a maiden century coming in his fourth ODI after Pakistan were invited to bat.
 
And then Amir, in the same city in which he committed the spot-fixing offences that led to a five-year ban, found precious movement to destroy the vaunted India batting line-up.
 
The rest of the Pakistan attack were irresistible, backed up by excellent fielding, all in front of a vibrant, raucous and enthusiastic capacity crowd.
 
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