ICC champions trophy Pakistan defeat England by eight wickets reached in final for the first time

ICC champions trophy Pakistan defeat England by eight wickets reached in final for the first time. Pakistan defeat to England in spectacular style by eight wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy has reached in final.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmen won the toss and opted to bowl first.

ICC Champions Trophy; Pakistan beaten England by eight wickets reached in final for the first time.

ICC champions trophy Pakistan defeat England by eight wickets reached in final for the first time.

His decision paid dividend as his bowlers put an outstanding performance to restrict the hosts to just 211.

For England, right-hander Joe Root finished the innings with the top score of 46 off 56 balls, with the help of two boundaries.

Chasing 212 to qualify for the final, the Green Caps remained supremely in control, courtesy half-centuries from opener.

Azhar Ali (76 off 98) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58).

The duo added 118 runs for the first wicket to lead team Pakistan to a comfortable eight-wicket victory with more than 12 overs to spare.

Pakistan will now face arch-rivals India or Bangladesh in the final on Sunday, which will played at Kennington Oval.

Pakistan cricket team, which started from losing handsomely against India to now making it to the final of the mega event.

When Mohammad Hafeez pulled Ben Stokes for four, Pakistan had won with a whopping 77 balls left in their innings.

But the real damage was done in the field as Pakistan held tournament hosts England.

The only side who won all their three group games, to just 211 all out.

ICC champions trophy Pakistan defeat England by eight wickets reached in final for the first time.

ICC Champions Trophy; Pakistan beaten to England reached for the first time in final.

Hasan Ali was man-of-the-match for his outstanding performance with the ball.

Before the start of the tournament Pakistan ranked at number eight, way below England.

Pakistan cricket team, which started from losing handsomely against India to now making it to the final of the mega event.