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In pictures: Pakistan beat front-runners India to clinch Champions Trophy title

Pakistan steal the Champions Trophy from title-holders India.
Updated Jun 20, 2017 10:08am

Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in a thrilling competition at London's Oval ground on June 18 to steal the Champions Trophy from the title holders.

The win gives Pakistan a full trophy cabinet, as the green shirts have now won the ODI World Cup, the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy.

While Fakhar Zaman claimed a century for Pakistan and was awarded Player of the Match, Muhammad Amir, Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali annihilated India's batting order.

Pakistan lift the Champions Trophy after a nail-biting final match against India at the Oval in London. — Reuters
Pakistan lift the Champions Trophy after a nail-biting final match against India at the Oval in London. — Reuters

Sarfraz Ahmed lifts the Champions Trophy as captain. — AFP
Sarfraz Ahmed lifts the Champions Trophy as captain. — AFP

Sarfaraz holds the trophy after the award ceremony.
 ─ AP
Sarfaraz holds the trophy after the award ceremony. ─ AP

Pakistan team prostrate in thanks after their Champions Trophy win. — AFP
Pakistan team prostrate in thanks after their Champions Trophy win. — AFP

The final moments before Pakistan claimed the Champions Trophy title for 2017 — AFP
The final moments before Pakistan claimed the Champions Trophy title for 2017 — AFP

Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates with teammates after taking the final catch — AFP
Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates with teammates after taking the final catch — AFP

Pakistan fans celebrate a four as Rohit Sharma fields the ball.─Reuters
Pakistan fans celebrate a four as Rohit Sharma fields the ball.─Reuters

Junaid Khan celebrates after taking Ravindra Jadeja's wicket.
Junaid Khan celebrates after taking Ravindra Jadeja's wicket.

Pakistani fans hold posters describing the situation on the field. — AFP
Pakistani fans hold posters describing the situation on the field. — AFP

Fakhar Zaman celebrates his century, going on to score 114 runs before being caught out on a Hardik Pandya ball.─Reuters
Fakhar Zaman celebrates his century, going on to score 114 runs before being caught out on a Hardik Pandya ball.─Reuters

Fakhar Zaman prostrates following his century.─Reuters
Fakhar Zaman prostrates following his century.─Reuters

Pakistani fans celebrate a six.─Reuters
Pakistani fans celebrate a six.─Reuters

India and Pakistan fans wave flags as the players line up before the match.─Reuters
India and Pakistan fans wave flags as the players line up before the match.─Reuters

The teams line up on the pitch for the national anthems at the start of the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London.─AFP
The teams line up on the pitch for the national anthems at the start of the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London.─AFP

Fans express their enthusiasm for the match with placards.─AFP
Fans express their enthusiasm for the match with placards.─AFP

Azhar Ali in action.─Reuters
Azhar Ali in action.─Reuters

Azhar Ali (L) and Fakhar Zaman take crucial runs against India.─Reuters
Azhar Ali (L) and Fakhar Zaman take crucial runs against India.─Reuters

Hardik Pandya bowls to Azhar Ali.─AFP
Hardik Pandya bowls to Azhar Ali.─AFP

Azhar Ali, right, runs to make his ground during the final.─AP
Azhar Ali, right, runs to make his ground during the final.─AP

Umpire Marais Erasmus (C) signals a wide and overturns the decision for the wicket of Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (not pictured).─AFP
Umpire Marais Erasmus (C) signals a wide and overturns the decision for the wicket of Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (not pictured).─AFP

MS Dhoni runs out Azhar Ali after the batting partners miscommunicated signals.─Reuters
MS Dhoni runs out Azhar Ali after the batting partners miscommunicated signals.─Reuters

Azhar Ali walks back to the pavilion after being run out for 59.─AFP
Azhar Ali walks back to the pavilion after being run out for 59.─AFP

Virat Kohli watches the action from the boundary.─Reuters
Virat Kohli watches the action from the boundary.─Reuters

Pakistani supporters go wild as the team wins big. — AFP
Pakistani supporters go wild as the team wins big. — AFP

Indian players celebrate after dismissing Azhar Ali.─AP
Indian players celebrate after dismissing Azhar Ali.─AP

An Indian supporter holds up a banner in the crowd at the Oval.─AFP
An Indian supporter holds up a banner in the crowd at the Oval.─AFP

Young Indian cricket fans wear masks of the face of India's captain Virat Kohli and others in Kolkata on June 18.─AFP
Young Indian cricket fans wear masks of the face of India's captain Virat Kohli and others in Kolkata on June 18.─AFP

Ravindra Jadeja stumps the wickets in vain.─Reuters
Ravindra Jadeja stumps the wickets in vain.─Reuters

An Indian fan donning apparel at the match.─Reuters
An Indian fan donning apparel at the match.─Reuters

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