On this day a year ago, Pakistan Cricket team thrashed arch-rivals India by 180 in final of Champions Trophy 2017 at the Oval in England.
Meanwhile, until then, Pakistan had an abysmal record against India in the ICC events. However, they stunned everybody to overhaul India by such a huge margin to lift their maiden CT title.
Batting first, the Green army scored 338 for four with Fakhar Zaman smashing his first international century. The opening duo of Zaman and Azhar Ali (59) added 128 runs with set the tone for them. The middle-order also contributed significantly with Mohammad Hafeez striking a quickfire fifty.
The Indian bowling, however, looked out of place, as they struggled to make an inroad to their batting.
Chasing the huge total, Indian batting collapsed, as Mohammad Amir wrecked havoc with the new ball.
He removed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan, as India were struggling at 33 for three at one point. Though Hardik Pandya tried to resist, the wickets kept losing at the other end. He hammered a well-made 76 but India got all out at 158, making it one of the biggest win over arch-rivals.
ICC relives the moment
Meanwhile, International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter to relive a well-fought battle. It was an enthralling experience, as Pakistan set the major shock in the tournament.
“#OnThisDay a year ago… Pakistan won
#CT17!” ICC wrote on Twitter.
#OnThisDay a year ago…
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2018