India captain Virat Kohli says Fakhar Zaman s cavalier approach was hard to counter as 80 percent of his “high risk shots” came off well during the Champions Trophy final against Paksitan, here today.
A spectacular bowling attack easily defended a solid total of 338, bowling out India inside of 31 overs for just 158.
Former cricketer Zaheer Abbas on Monday lauded the Pakistan team for pulling off an excellent win against title-holders India in the Champions Trophy final and credited youngsters for the big victory.
Earlier in the day, the Uttarakhand Government has imposed Section 144 in Dehradun’s Clock Tower and nearby area. But also the fans not identifying with heroes because they just don’t see global cricket. He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they’d made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan, in only his fourth one-day global, 11 days after his debut. “People were just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session and that’s the kind of approach we have following throughout the tournament”.
Pakistan was the better side in the final: Virat Kohli.
6 Instances of both Pakistan openers passing 50 in a World Cup or Champions Trophy game.
He added: “We wanted to inspire the whole nation because we have been missing this for the last nine years with no cricket at home”.
“I congratulated them [Pakistan] in the post-match [presentation]”. They’re struggling at the 9 position with meagre 77 rating points, and that makes it all the more hard for them to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Only Hardik Panya put together a significant innings for India with 76 off of 43 balls, but after the top three combined for only 26 – including Sharma’s first-over duck – India would need far more to make the game competitive.
“They [Pakistan] had an fantastic tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have”.
“We’re scheduled to have a World XI in Pakistan in September for three Twenty20 games”, he said.
“It’s disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because I’m very proud of how we’ve played in this tournament”.
“Honestly I wasn’t expecting Pakistan to go beyond the group stage”, he added, reflecting on the unpredictable nature of the national team, “but the young players have shown there’s nothing impossible in this world”.
“They motivated us”, explained Sarraz, also Pakistan’s captain when they beat India in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup final in Colombo.