On June 18 in 2017, Pakistan won their first ever Champions Trophy when they thumped India by 180 runs in the final. Batting first, Fakhar Zaman (114), Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57*) took Pakistan’s total to 338/4 in fifty overs.

Mohammad Amir didn’t allow the Indian batters to settle down as he dismissed Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21), and Virat Kohli (6).

India failed to recover from the early setbacks and were bowled out on 158 in 30.3 overs, with Hasan Ali also taking three wickets.

On the fifth anniversary of Pakistan’s victory, the then captain Sarfaraz Ahmed recalled the historical triumph.

“We started our journey with the match against India, and following our defeat we had a long meeting regarding our performance and how we could improve in the remaining matches. As a captain, I said one thing in that meeting, ‘Now, we will only return to Pakistan wearing the white coats,” Sarfaraz said in a video posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“Before the final against India, Fakhar Zaman had a dream that he got out on a no ball. His dream came true as he was dismissed on a no-ball bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Fakhar went on to score a century. Azhar and Hafeez were also superb,” he added.

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