Pakistan are having a near-fairytale journey in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as they beat England and knock them out of the tournament. The runner-ups of the previous edition of the tournament were favourites as they were the hosts for the second edition on the trot. There were speculations that an India vs England final is in store but Pakistan had other plans. Pakistan beat England comprehensively as they destroyed England’s batting lineup and dominated them throughout the day, not letting them break free at any point of time.
Once again, it was the Pakistan bowling attack who delivered them and got them into the game straight away. Hasan Ali seems to be having a dream run in the tournament as he picked up the crucial wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes. All the players capable of changing the game on their own. Shadab Khan and Junaid Khan too bowled their heart out as they picked up two wickets each. Pakistan bowlers bowled so well that Stokes could not score a single boundary despite facing 64 balls.
Pakistan fielding too improved significantly as the fielders pulled off great catches to put immense pressure on the home side.
Great win by @TheRealPCB. To come back from the first game against india and now make a final by beating england shows great character.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) June 14, 2017
You make us proud team Pakistan! What a stunning comeback after first loss, silencing/shocking critics. Such a joy. Pakistan Zindabad
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 14, 2017
Triumph for Pakistan Cricket Team, congrats on getting into the finals of the icc champions trophy.
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) June 14, 2017
Gr8 bowling effort on slow pitch by every1..perfect start by Azhar & fakhar all they need to do is just stay there& mint English bowling ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 14, 2017
— Aditya Singh (@AD_Devil_7) June 14, 2017
— kashif Mirani PPP (@Kashif_A_Mirani) June 14, 2017
— योगी भैयाजी जहरीले (@rajnikantkadost) June 14, 2017
— Mansoor Ali Bukhari (@MansoorBukharii) June 14, 2017
— Noreen Khan (@DJNoreenKhan) June 14, 2017
— Pakistani (@SanaKhan543) June 14, 2017
— Virender Sahwag (@virendersahwag) June 14, 2017
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) June 14, 2017
— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) June 14, 2017
— Mandeep Ramna (@MandeepRamna) June 14, 2017
Sarfraz spoke such fluent English in his post match interview embarrassing Nasir Hussain. #ENGvPAK
— H. Warsi (@hum_sa411) June 14, 2017
Pakistan will be playing their first final in the history of ICC Champions Trophy. With Pakistan making it into the finals of the tournament everyone is waiting for India to play them as they will be defending their title against a team who will be playing their first final. It will make for a perfect final showdown as India had already beaten them in the group stages in a much-awaited match.