CT Final Peek Review: From Unpredictable to Unbelievable to The CHAMPIONS!

Champions Trophy

Match Basics

Match: Pakistan vs India

Date: 18th June 2017

Ground: The Oval, London

Umpires: M.Erasmus, South Africa and R. Kettleborough, England

Toss won by: India and decided to field.


Cricket Rankings – Worldwide


Scorecard Summary

1st Team Play:

–         Performers:     Batsman – Fakhar Zaman 114 & Azhar Ali 59

Bowlers –   KM Jadhav 27 for 1, B Kumar 44 for 1

Target: 338

2nd Team Play:

–         Performers:     Batsman – Hardik Pandya 76 (43) & 22 (31)

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir 16 for 3 & Hassan Ali 19 for 3

Result: Pakistan won by 180 runs.

Player(s) of the Match & Series:

Player of the match – Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan
Player of the series – Hasan Ali, Pakistan
Batsman of the series – S Dhawan, India
Bowler of the series – Hasan Ali, Pakistan


  • 1st five overs were a bit shaky. However, ultimately the openers Azhar and Fakhar had a solid partnership of 128 runs.
  • Jasprit Bumrah got Fakhar Zaman out on the 1st ball of his 3rd over, he was lucky to get another life due to no-ball.
  • Furious unbeaten innings by Muhamad Hafeez 57 & Imad Wasim 25 also contributed to reach a challenging target
  • Excellent exhibition of bowling in ending overs by Indian pacers otherwise total would exceeded above 350.
  • Indian innings were dominated by Pakistani bowler from start, they tore apart Indian batting.
  • Mohammad Amir dismissed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli in his first 2 overs.
  • Star bowler was Mohammad Amir 16 for 3.
  • Hardik Pandya 76, was the only Indian batsman who stood against Pakistan’s bowling attack, especially spinners.



Azhar Ali

Babar Azam

Fakhar Zaman

Hassan Ali

Imad Wasim

Junaid Khan

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Hafeez

Sarfraz Ahmed – Captain

Shadab Khan

Shoaib Malik


Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Hardik Pandya

Jasprit Bumrah

Kedar Jadhav

M.S. Dhoni

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravindra Jadeja

Rohit Sharma

Shikhar Dhawan

Virat Kohli – Captain

Yuvraj Singh

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