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Pakistan media hails win against India in Champions Trophy

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan’s media on Monday showered praise on the country’s cricket team for its remarkable victory against archrival India to clinch its maiden Champions Trophy title.

Led by Fakhar Zaman’s aggressive 114 off 106 balls, Pakistan scored 338-4 at The Oval on Sunday after India won the toss and surprisingly opted to field first. In reply India was bowled out for only 158 with nearly 20 overs to spare.

”Pakistan champion, rolled over Indian team,” leading Urdu language Daily Jang said in a front page headline.

Seamers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country’s first appearance in the final of the one-day tournament, dubbed a mini-World Cup.