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This Is How Everybody Has Been Reacting After Pakistan, Against All Odds, Is In The Final

WHO WOULD’VE KNOWN!? Who would’ve known that a team as fragile as Pakistan would be in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, a tournament in which they fought very hard to even make. UNPREDICTABLE is the word that you would associate with Pakistan, no other!

Source: Cricinfo

Source: Cricinfo


The game began with Pakistan winning the toss yet again and putting England in to bat, on a bright and sunny Cardiff afternoon, in a tournament that has otherwise been spoiled by bad weather. England began well, despite losing Alex Hales early, and looked set to put on a good score, and test Pakistan in an aspect of their game they have always been dodgy in-chasing. It was not to be, as Pakistan’s latest bowling sensation Hasan Ali, who was Man of The Match in the game against South Africa, along with the rest of the bowling attack, managed to restrict England to a mediocre score of 211, on what appeared to be a tricky batting pitch.

Source: CricInfo

Source: CricInfo

Every Pakistani fan’s heart was shaking and nails were being anxiously bitten as Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman were coming in to bat to put Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy. Pakistanis were soon calmed down, as the openers both conjured up fifties to give Pakistan their first 100 run opening stand in 35 ODI matches. Fakhar Zaman was stumped cheaply, but Azhar Ali and Babar Azam took control of the match, held their nerves, and Pakistan were on their way to causing another upset. Mohammad Hafeez came in after Azhar got out, and hit the winning runs by pulling powerfully to his leg side. Pakistan were home, and absolutely BOSSED England in doing so!

Source: Cricinfo

Source: Cricinfo


As usual, there were heaps of praise being showered at the boys in green, and why not!


A Pakistan-India final is one the cards, unless Bangladesh can pull one out of the hat and cause an upset! Can we win our first ever Champions Trophy on Sunday?

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Saad Gilani

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