Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan stun India

"We will take that on the chin and move on", he added.

"I have no regrets in playing the combination that we played today, and we have stuck to the same ever since we lost to Sri Lanka".

Ahmed was ecstatic to be named as the captain and said, "To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake".

India captain Virat Kohli, who was one of three batsmen dismissed in a devastating opening spell from Mohammad Amir, accepted his side had been a distant second best.

While there are many sensible Indians who applauded the efforts of team India and tried to post motivational messages to boost the spirits of the cricket team, it was the love that came from Pakistan that truly lifted the spirits of many. It was formalities for Pakistan after that and they clinched the win by bowling out India for 158 in the 31st over.

In fact, he got only a single wicket in three matches that he played, giving away 167 runs from 29 overs.

In the ODI player rankings, India opener Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position while pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up four places to joint-19th) and Jasprit Bumrah (up 19 places to 24th) are the others to gain.

Pakistanis rejoice after team hammers India in Champion's Trophy
But just when it seemed that he was blazing towards a first global century, he was run out after a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja . Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage.

Harmanpreet Singh fired home the first goal for India with a double from Talwinder Singh taking the score to 3-0 at half time. Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15 shortly afterwards.

According to Sportskeeda, Kohli said he was more than satisfied with Hardik Pandya's performance throughout the Champions Trophy. We dusted ourselves off after the defeat to India at Edgbaston and came back superbly.

"After the India match I said to my boys, the tournament is not finished yet".

"I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an wonderful tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have".

"The problem is that we don't have the system to polish this young and raw talent properly and professionally".

"The whole group kept believing, we knew we were better than what we showed in the first game against India".

Earlier, Fakhar made the most of an early reprieve after Kohli won the toss and sent Pakistan in on a typically good Oval pitch, with the sunny conditions seemingly ideal for batting.

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