Pakistan, who were termed dark horses at the beginning of the tournament, showed a spectacular performance to defeat arch-rivals and defending champions India by a huge margin of 180 runs. They won maiden ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday.
June 18 will go down the Pakistan cricket history as the day they won their maiden ICC Champions Trophy. To make the victory sweeter, they defeated arch-rivals and defending champions India by a huge margin of 180 runs to take revenge of the opening match which India won by 124 runs.
The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated bowling attack, with all men out for just 158 runs in the 31st over.
The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India. The last time Pakistan beat India was in 2009 ─ also during a Champions Trophy match.