The match between India and Pakistan (India Vs Pakistan) is not a common match. This is a kind of war that is fought. A similar fight took place between India and Pakistan on this day 3 years ago.
At stake was the Champions Trophy, which Pakistan won by surprise. On June 18, 2017, at the Oval ground in England, Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017. This is such a defeat that Team India and its fans will rarely be forgotten.
In the 2017 Champions Trophy final (ICC Champions Trophy 2017), Indian captain Virat Kohli chose fielding after winning the toss, which got the advantage of the opponent Pakistan. Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali batted brilliantly and added 128 runs for the first wicket.
Pakistan’s first wicket fell in the 23rd over, Azhar Ali was out after scoring 59 runs. After this Babar Azam scored an innings of 46 runs. Mohammad Hafeez scored an unbeaten 57 runs. But Pakistan’s hero became Fakhar Zaman, who scored 114 runs from just 106 balls. Batting first, Pakistan scored a huge score of 338 runs in 50 overs.
The Indian cricket team had batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. Even such a batting lineup did not work for India in this title match. Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Aamir dismissed Rohit Sharma at 0 off the third ball. Kohli also became the victim of Aamir and settled for 5 runs.
After this, Aamir also showed Shikhar Dhawan the path of the pavilion for 21 runs. After this, Yuvraj Singh settled for 22, MS Dhoni 4, and Kedar Jadhav scored 9 runs. Hardik Pandya definitely scored 76 runs in 43 balls with 6 sixes and 4 fours but this innings could not postpone the defeat of India. As a result, Team India collapsed for just 158 runs and lost the match by 180 runs.
This defeat to Team India will always be because it is India’s biggest defeat in any ICC tournament. Earlier, he lost the final of the 2003 World Cup by 125 runs. Pakistan won a 50-over ICC tournament for the first time since 1992.