Inspired Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy

LONDON: Young Pakistan team stunned the world and created history on Sunday thrashing in-form star-studded Indian side by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy finale at The Oval.

After scoring mammoth 338 runs, Pakistan shot India down at 158 runs to secure one of the greatest victories in the history of the country’s cricket.

An 80-run stand between Hardik Pandya was broken via a run out as mix-up between the two batsmen in the middle diminished the last hope for India.

An over later, Ravindra Jadeja was picked up at slips by Junaid Khan. India were 154-7 at this stage.

India lost the wickets of Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav within few overs as Pakistan picked up six Indian wickets chasing a mammoth 338

Leg spinner Shadab Khan trapped Yuvraj Singh right in front but the umpire denied Pakistan’s appeal. However, the 18-year-old made his captain Sarfraz Ahmed take the review which turned out to be a great call.

In the very next over, a short ball from tournament star Hasan Ali to MS Dhoni was top edged to Imad Wasim.

Shadab Khan also got the wicket of Kedar Jadhav as he top-edged one to Sarfraz Ahmed, leaving India for 76-6.

Earlier, Mohammad Amir tore apart the famed Indian top three, shaking India to the core as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan headed back to the pavilion.