Pakistan Champions Trophy victory a triumph for spontaneity


Mohammad Amir Pakistan Virat Kohli India Champions Trophy

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Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates the crucial wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli during the Champions Trophy final

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Sarfraz Ahmed’s team go from whipping boys to victors in space of two weeks

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Monday, June 19, 2017 – 1:27pm

Pakistan barely scraped into the Champions Trophy as the eighth-best one-day team in the world, but they demolished their bitter rivals India at The Oval on Sunday to win the entire tournament and stun cricket.

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It was a triumphant and dazzling turnaround for Sarfraz Ahmed’s team, who were humbled by the same opposition earlier in the tournament only came into their own as the event progressed.

Indeed, they were unrecognisable from the rabble that began the campaign with a 124-run loss to India.

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