Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash

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Former ICC president Zaheer Abbas, said on Monday that Pakistan had paid back in the same coin to India in Champions trophy final as latter had done in a pool match on June 4, 2017.

A highly motivated Pakistan crushed their arch-rivals India by 180 runs to lift their first-ever ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval.

Afridi also pointed out Pakistan had just about made it into the qualification spots for the Champions Trophy.

Fakhar cashed in on a major let-off when he was caught behind off a Jasprit Bumrah front-foot no-ball with just three to his name, the opener punishing India by hitting three sixes and 12 fours off 106 balls.

"We went back to the hotel and they treated me very well".

Pandya raced to his half-century in 32 balls, with the third of three successive sixes in one over from Shadab Khan - but after pressing on to a new career-best, with four fours and six maximums, he was run out in a hapless mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja which encapsulated India's miserable day.

"They made us make those mistakes because of the way they were bowling and the way they applied the pressure in the field and we have no hesitation or shame to admit that we could not play our best game today".

"I'm sure that the nation of Pakistan is really happy tonight because they deserve it for what they've been through".

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Pakistan, who had lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council tournaments and started this event the lowest ranked of all the eight teams taking part, were now on the brink of a sensational win. Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman.

"When players like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk - and they were all coming off", said Kohli.

Joe Root was rewarded for his 258 runs in the tournament, while Ben Stokes was selected as an all-rounder following his aggregate of 184 runs and three wickets.

"We want to be a little more consistent as a team but we've got a group of players here who are fantastic". Zaman (114), playing his first ODI against India and fourth overall, went after the bowlers trying to play the inside-out shots.

Dhawan and Hassan had already won the Golden Bat and the Gold Ball trophies for finishing as the most successful batsman and bowler, respectively.

He reached his century off 92 balls by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin for four and launched the spinner for six in his next over before aiming a huge blow off Hardik Pandya to leg only to top-edge into the off-side - ending a 72-run stand with Babar Azam.

"They [Pakistan] had an awesome tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have".

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