Pakistan, with an unassailable 339-run target, beat India by a margin of 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final ─ the largest ever in the final of any ICC One Day International event ─ at London's Oval ground on Sunday, ESPNCricinfo reported.

The total set by the green shirts is their highest posted in any tournament final, and their second-highest in an ODI against India. The highest scored by Pakistan against the men in blue was 344 in chase of a target of 350 runs.

The 180-run lead extended by the green shirts was the fifth-highest margin set by any team in any series final.

Pakistan's total was bolstered by a 128-run opening stand between Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman ─ the green shirts' first 100-run stand for the first wicket against India in an ICC ODI event. It is only the second such stand by Pakistan against India in an ICC ODI series.

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The next-best partnership was an 84-run stand shared by Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar in the 1996 World Cup in Begaluru.

Zaman's score of 114 ─ his maiden ODI century ─ is the fourth highest by a Pakistani batsman in a World Cup or Champions Trophy match, and the first 100 for Pakistan in a final of either series.

The Pakistani batsman also racked up 45 runs off Ravichandran Ashwin ─ the highest scored off the right-hand offbreak in an ODI.

Pakistan scored 92.16 runs per wicket and conceded only 18.45 runs per dismissal. The team scored at a rate of 6.34 runs per over, conceding only 4.59 per over.

The difference between Pakistan's bowling and batting averages in the semi-final and final of this tournament comes to about 73.71.

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