What was supposed to be close and thrilling final keeping fans and players on tenterhooks, the India-Pakistan encounter turned out to be a damp squib. Pakistan won by a mammoth margin of 180 runs after posting a huge score of 338. India can hold their heads up high as they had a good tournament but failed to turn up for the final. The rub of the green did not go their way and the fact that their middle and lower order did not get a hit earlier in the tournament proved to be their bane. Pakistan deserved credit for the manner in which they came back after their defeat to India in their opening match. They once again showed that while they are an unpredictable team, they have talent in abundance and can vanquish any team on their day. During the course of the tournament there were some players who enhanced their reputations while some failed to deliver on the big stage. Here’s a look at the hits and flops of the tournament.
Hits of Champions Trophy 2017
Source Author: Ravi Venkat
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