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Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan dominate pundits’ picks

Bangladesh, inspired by Mahmudullah, caused a major upset by knocking out New Zealand Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in thrilling style, beating India by 180 runs in the final at The Oval on Sunday. It has been a memorable tournament for Bangladesh and Pakistan, but less so for Australia and New Zealand. But what were the moments of the tournament? BBC Sport’s Stephan Shemilt asked the Test Match Special team, who have commentated on every single ball delivered in the competition. Sri Lanka beat India, The Oval, 8 June by…

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Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed wants cricket to return to Pakistan

Watch the moment Pakistan won the Champions Trophy Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory could encourage the world’s top cricket nations to resume touring the country, captain Sarfraz Ahmed says. There has not been an international match in Pakistan since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus killed six policemen and injured seven cricketers. “Hopefully this win will boost Pakistan cricket and all playing nations will come and play us,” said Sarfraz, 30. Pakistan beat India by 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday. The United Arab Emirates has become Pakistan’s…

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Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan shock England to reach final

Highlights of Azhar & Fakhar’s century opening stand Champions Trophy, semi-final, Cardiff: England 211 (49.5 overs): Root 46, Bairstow 43, Hasan 3-35 Pakistan 215-2 (37.1 overs): Azhar 76, Fakhar 57 Pakistan won by eight wickets Scorecard England’s Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman’s 57 launched Pakistan’s chase, while Azhar Ali made 76 as victory was sealed with 12.5 overs to spare….

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Champions Trophy: Glamorgan chief Hugh Morris defends empty Cardiff seats

Cardiff was not sold out for the ICC Champions Trophy thriller between Sri Lanka and Pakistan Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris has defended Cardiff as a venue for the ICC Champions Trophy. The ground holds just over 14,000 fans but only 10,800 tickets were sold for Monday’s game that saw Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to book a semi-final spot. Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan said on BBC Radio 5 live: “Why is it really only in Cardiff that we’ve had big open spaces [of empty seating]?” But Morris said they have…

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to set up England semi-final

Collapse! Sri Lanka lose four wickets for six runs Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff: Sri Lanka 236 all out (49.2 overs): Dickwella 73, Junaid 3-40, Hasan 3-43 Pakistan 237-7 (44.5 overs): Sarfraz 61, Fakhar 50, Pradeep 3-60 Pakistan won by three wickets Scorecard; Standings Pakistan will face England in the Champions Trophy semi-finals on Wednesday after a thrilling three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Junaid Khan (3-40) and Hasan Ali (3-43) impressed for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 236, losing four wickets for six runs. Pakistan…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Fixtures, results, standings, stats

Pakistan supporters, before their game against India at Edgbaston ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues: The Oval, Edgbaston, Cardiff Dates: 1-18 June Coverage: Highlights on BBC Two; ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; in-play highlights and text commentary on the BBC Sport website Click here for squad lists Standings Group A Teams Matches Won Lost N/R Net run rate Points England (Q) 3 3 0 0 1.045 6 Bangladesh (Q) 3 1 1 1 0.00 3 Australia 3 0 1 2 -0.992 2 New Zealand…

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Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes the best player in the world – Graeme Swann

Morgan and Stokes blast ‘new’ England to victory England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently the best player in the world, says former spinner Graeme Swann. Stokes hit an unbeaten 102 to lead England to a 40-run win on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method at Edgbaston, which eliminated Australia from the Champions Trophy. “Of all the moments Stokes has had in an England shirt, this is the finest,” Swann told BBC Test Match Special. “He looks as good as any player in the world.” Stokes, 26, has scored two centuries in four ODI…

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Champions Trophy: Ben Stokes hits century as England eliminate Australia

Watch: Roy’s brilliant catch sparks Australia collapse Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston: Australia 277-9 (50 overs): Finch 68, Wood 4-33, Rashid 4-41 England 240-4 (40.2 overs): Stokes 102 not out, Hazlewood 2-50 England won by 40 runs (DLS method) Scorecard; Standings A blistering 102 not out from Ben Stokes saw England romp past Australia by 40 runs on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculations and dump their rivals out of the Champions Trophy. England had been reduced to 6-2 and then 35-3 chasing 278 to win, as Australia’s pace attack threatened to take the…

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Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka stun India to throw Group B wide open

Kusal Mendis hit 89 off 93 balls to help Sri Lanka pull off their joint-highest successful run chase in one-day internationals Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval India 321-6 (50 overs): Dhawan 125, Rohit 78, Dhoni 63 Sri Lanka 322-3 (48.4 overs): Mendis 89, Gunathilaka 76, Mathews 52* Sri Lanka won by seven wickets Scorecard; Standings Sri Lanka executed a masterful run-chase to stun holders India with a seven-wicket Champions Trophy win at The Oval and throw Group B wide open. Set 322 for victory after Shikhar Dhawan’s century, Danushka…

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan shock South Africa at Edgbaston

Hasan Ali’s match-winning display Champions Trophy, Group B, Edgbaston South Africa 219-8 (50 overs): Hasan 3-24, Miller 75* Pakistan 119-3 (27 overs): Babar 31*, Morkel 3-18 Pakistan won by 19 runs (DLS method) Scorecard; Standings Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs on the DLS method to cause a Champions Trophy upset in the Edgbaston rain. Pakistan, hammered by India on Sunday, reduced the world number ones to 90-4 and 118-6 before David Miller’s 75 not out helped them to 219-8. Although Morne Morkel took 3-18, Pakistan were 119-3 when…

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