India may well have suffered a 180-rout at the hands of Pakistan in the Champions Trophy cricket final but they came out on tops on the other side of London - in field hockey.
But Pakistan made one change, with the fit-again Mohammad Amir, who missed Wednesday's impressive eight-wicket semi-final win over previously unbeaten tournament hosts England with a back spasm, returning.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail.
Left-arm fast bowler Amir, whose career was nearly ended on the other side of London's River Thames by a ban and jail term he received for his part in a spot-fixing scam during a 2010 Test against England at Lord's, was superb.
But Kohli (5), the big match player did not get going, along with Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (21), and the defending never came back into the game after that. Pakistan made sure it did not turn out to be a costly mistake, though, as Amir dismissed him next ball.
In trying to up the ante, he got out but not before scoring a brilliant 114 off just 108 balls.
The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir by Sarfraz.Читайте также: Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU
Amir picked up three wickets for 16 runs from his six overs.
Pandya came to the crease with India teetering on 54 for five after Yuvraj Singh and former captain Dhoni departed in quick succession.
The victory ends India's hopes of becoming the first team to capture the title three times.
Hardik Pandya gave the stunned India fans in a capacity crowd something to cheer as he hit three sixes off succesive balls to bring up a dashing fifty.
He was caught behind off Bumrah on three but replays showed the paceman had bowled a no-ball.
Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez's quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes, then took Pakistan well beyond 300.
The bowling department for India under the likes of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have looked solid bowling economically while providing clinical breakthroughs.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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