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Arthur hopeful of World XI visit to Pakistan after Champions Trophy triumph

19 Juin 2017

Congratulations to the Pakistani team for winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and shutting down trolls for good. Nasirul Islam said: "Disheartened by the match result, Bidyut committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train Sunday night".

Kohli's dismissal for five following a golden run in the tournament prompted gloom among the India supporters.

Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India by 180 runs to win the worldwide cricket tournament at The Oval in London, U.K. on Sunday.

Kohli won a lot of admiration from the people of Pakistan after he was effusive in his applause of their team after the final.

Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide hundred helped Sarfraz's side to post a formidable total of 338-4 before their opponents slumped to 158 all out in reply, Hardik Pandya's 43-ball 76 sparing India from an even bigger humbling.

The bowlers then produced a superb spell as they reduced the much-vaunted India batting line-up to just 158 all out to win by a massive margin of 180 runs.

Hasan Ali matched Amir's three, taking the wickets of MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and JJ Bumrah.

Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide some entertainment, before being run-out due to a frightful mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja.

Even as Pakistan were rampaging towards a 300-plus total in the Champions Trophy, penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh and forwards Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace apiece as India flayed Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B clash to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in the same city.

In Amir's second over, Kohli was dropped at slip.

But he only looked to be delaying the inevitable and a huge mix-up with Jadeja saw the all-rounder, to his evident fury, run out for 76. "But I will clarify here that my celebration is actually a bomb that gets blasted after I take a wicket".

Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup reflected well on their former Australia coach Mickey Arthur, who kept his squad from losing focus after their dismal display against the Indians earlier in the tournament. "Everyone who plays for the country is committed to the team".

The side includes seven players from the two finalists - India and Pakistan. Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman.

"We've got a group of young players who are fantastic".

Virat Kohli, India's captain, at the toss opted to bowl first given the green surface.

And while a hugely powerful India line up still fancied their chances on a decent wicket, their confidence was left in ruins after a thrilling burst from Amir to rip the guts from the response.

India's lineup remained unchanged for the match, whereas Pakistan replaced Rumman Raees with Muhammad Amir.

Arthur hopeful of World XI visit to Pakistan after Champions Trophy triumph