Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title

Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title

Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title A fortnight ago, Pakistan were a ragtag cricket team. Today, Sarfraz Ahmed’s men powered their way past their fierce rivals to win by 180 runs and lift the Champions Trophy Twenty-five years after Imran Khan’s cornered tigers overcame a shambolic start to win the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan completed a beguiling sequel by toppling India in the Champions Trophy final at the Oval. A fortnight ago, Pakistan were a ragtag cricket team. Two squad members were…

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Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’

Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’

Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’ Hasan Ali : London: Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali hopes the Champions Trophy final with arch-rivals India will see him continue to live the dream he had before the competition started. The 23-year-old has been central to Pakistan’s progress since a woeful 124-run defeat by India in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4 and heads into Sunday’s final at the Oval as the 2017 edition’s leading wicket-taker with 10 at an average of just 17.20 apiece. Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s most successful…

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Five reasons why Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy final

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Five reasons why Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy final Reasons : The game that always creates war-like situation between Pakistan and India comes again when title-holders India face Pakistan will face off in the Champions Trophy final at London’s Oval ground on Sunday. Here we take you through the five reasons why Pakistan can win their first ever Champions Trophy. 5. The astonishing Hasan Ali With Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan among the ranks, Hassan Ali wasn’t expected to be the spearhead of Pakistan’s bowling repertoire. However, that…

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India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan Pakistan  : Imran Khan feels the strategy of fielding first against other teams has worked well for Sarfraz but it won’t be the same case when they play India in the final. After suffering a 124-run defeat to India in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener, Pakistan have bounced back strongly and look to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Imran Khan feels Pakistan must not put India to…

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Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India

Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India

Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is considering changing his Formula One team’s name to make the outfit more attractive to potential sponsors.   Force India team principal Vijay Mallya is considering a change of his Formula One team’s name. As per latest news reports Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is reportedly considering to change his Formula One team’s name. This move is being mooted to attract more sponsors. Speaking motorsport.com. he said,”There is a growing feeling that maybe since we are a much-improved…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage In second semifinal, Mortaza’s side will hope to overcome the mental barrier of losing crunch matches to India at ICC events   Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza during a training session ahead of the second semifinal against India at Edgbaston. Reuters Photo Bangladesh : For good measure though, Mortaza was repeatedly reminded by members of the passionate Bangladeshi media as he walked away from the press conference room about who his team were facing a day later, and how important it was that…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution Unfancied Pakistan cause the shock of the tournament, thrash favourites England by eight wickets to make CT final   Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez (left) and Babar Azam celebrate winning the Champions Trophy semifinal against England in Cardiff on Wednesday. AP Photo It was predicted to be a one-sided match. And for once, the first Champions Trophy semi-final lived up to the billing. Only the roles were reversed. England came on the back of three comprehensive victories in the league stage. Pakistan, on the other hand, reached…

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Calm Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to win over Sri Lanka, into ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Calm Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to win over Sri Lanka, into ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Calm Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to win over Sri Lanka, into ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final Pakistan, having collapsed to 137/6 at one stage, rode on an unbeaten stand of 75 runs between captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir for the eight wicket to chase down the 237-run target against Sri Lanka and reach the semi-final of Champions Trophy.   A win that Pakistan needed. A match the Champions Trophy needed. A game that only summarises Pakistan campaign so far in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. A…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ‘Butterfingers’ prove costly for Sri Lanka against Pakistan

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ‘Butterfingers’ prove costly for Sri Lanka against Pakistan

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ‘Butterfingers’ prove costly for Sri Lanka against Pakistan In a span of a couple of overs, the entire complexion of the match changed as the Sri Lankan fielders dropped as many as two catches off the bowling of Lasith Malinga. The culprits were Thisara Perera and Seekkuge Prasanna.  It all began Champions : during the last 45 minutes of the match when the Lankan side started succumbing to pressure and began to falter in the field. Overthrows and misfields started to happen in almost every other over.…

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed asks for a review of the catch he dropped, watch video

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed asks for a review of the catch he dropped, watch video

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sarfraz Ahmed asks for a review of the catch he dropped, watch video Sarfraz Ahmed took a diving catch and then went up with the appeal. He then signalled the on-field umpire to have a look at the TV review. However, the replays clearly showed that the ball had popped out of his gloves  In the final encounter of the league stage in the Champions Trophy, it was Pakistan who came up trumps against a lacklustre Sri Lanka. It was a match full…

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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Butterfinger Sri Lanka, steady Sarfraz Ahmed send Pakistan into semis

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Butterfinger Sri Lanka, steady Sarfraz Ahmed send Pakistan into semissri lanka vs pakistan, pak vs sl, sarfraz, Sarfraz Ahmed, indian express, sports news, cricket news

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Butterfinger Sri Lanka, steady Sarfraz Ahmed send Pakistan into semis Without any prodding from Sri Lanka, Pakistan began self-imploding with unforced errors, a couple of premier batsmen getting leading edges to nothing deliveries and a veteran gloving a short ball to the wicketkeeper. Yet Sarfraz Ahmed stayed steady It’s considered the most unfortunate way to get out in cricket, being run out at the non-striker’s end from a ricochet off the bowler’s hands. But when it’s Pakistan you can expect some sloppiness…

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India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma misses ton, hits the right notes in opener

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma misses ton, hits the right notes in opener Rohit Sharma starts his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign with a solid 91-run knock at top of the order for India in the Group B contest against Pakistan in Birmingham on Sunday. Rohit Sharma commenced his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on the right note as he scored 91 off 119 balls against Pakistan in India’s first match in the tournament. The right-handed batsman initially was watchful but soon accelerated and began to hammer…

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Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh bowling can be targeted, says Glenn Maxwell

Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh bowling can be targeted, says Glenn Maxwell

Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh bowling can be targeted, says Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell did not bat in the New Zealand match but grabbed four catches in the first innings. He hasn’t got the opportunity to bowl in his last nine one-day matches but he feels at some stage of the tournament he will get a chance to show his bowling skills. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell feels that Bangladesh’s bowling is their weak point as they head into their second match of the ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh…

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India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: Minute’s silence held to honour London attack victims

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: Minute’s silence held to honour London attack victims

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy: Minute’s silence held to honour London attack victims As per latest reports, seven people were killed in the incident and 48 injured were rushed in to hospital in the aftermath of the incident. The three attackers were shot dead by the police after wreacking havoc in central London.   Prior to the start of the India versus Pakistan contest in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, a minute’s silence was observed in honour of the victims of the horrible London attacks at…

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India vs Pakistan Live Score, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Updates: India start slow against Pakistan in Birmingham

India vs Pakistan Live Score, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Updates: India start slow against Pakistan in Birmingham

India vs Pakistan Live Score, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Updates: India start slow against Pakistan in Birmingham India vs Pakistan Live, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Stay tuned for live cricket score and updates from India vs Pakistan at Edgbaston. Virat Kohli-captained India are firm favourites while Pakistan look to shed their inconsistent tag in the tournament opener. India vs Pakistan Live Score: India take on Pakistan with both teams starting their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign. The beauty of India vs Pakistan contests lies in how infrequent they are and…

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