Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team

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Ranked eighth, the entire world had counted Pakistan out of the tournament and, after their 124-run defeat against India, it was all but certain that everyone was right.

Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs. Credit to Pakistan. They outplayed us.

Instead, those who gathered at the religious centre in Rawalpindi delayed the food in order to watch Pakistan's historic win over India at the Champions Trophy on a giant TV screen.

"Pakistan has unearthed new heroes in a span of 14 days", said Afridi, "From Fakhar Zaman to Hassan Ali and Shadab Khan, Pakistan has shown the world its rich talent and pedigree".

Communities gathered around TV screens throughout the country on Sunday night to share the moment as Pakistan won its first ever Champions Trophy, just weeks after being written off following a loss in the tournament's opening match - also against India.

Babar Azam chipped in with a solid 46 and Mohammad Hafeez struck three sixes in a punchy unbeaten 57 that left India needing to produce the highest successful run chase in the tournament's history to lift the trophy for the third time.

India skipper Virat Kohli continued to top the ODI batsmen's list followed by Australia's David Warner, South Africa's AB de Villiers and England's Joe Root.

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The Indian captain had come into the match with an astonishing batting average of 253 runs in this year's tournament, having been dismissed only once in four matches.

It was pretty much a given that Kohli would be asked about the Jasprit Bumrah no-ball.

The bowling line-up was led by Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali, who finished with 13 wickets, and his team mate Junaid Khan. "When a guy like Azhar Ali, who is a conventional batsman, plays his shots, you can still have a plan".

Fans should remember one thing that cricketers give their best on the field and the memes and trolls that run through on social media have nothing to do with them. "And the players nearly drove that conversation, which for us was very new, but also showed a maturity, and the way they turned it around was unbelievable", Arthur said.

India still had three wickets in hand but the deafening cheers from the Pakistan fans made clear that the end was nigh.

Zaman told ESPNcricinfo: "When we came for practise on Saturday I wasn't feeling good. We need to move forward and learn from our mistakes", Kohli said.

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