India Battle Pakistan In Champions Trophy Decider

2017 ICC Champions Trophy

Final: Pakistan v India
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Kennington Oval, London

Pakistan and India will renew their fierce rivalry when they meet in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. The teams will clash on Sunday, 18 June 2017, at the Kennington Oval in London. Pakistan have been a major surprise at the tournament, bouncing back from a spineless defeat in their opening group match to record three successive wins over South Africa, Sri Lanka and hosts England. The semifinal triumph displayed Pakistan’s bowling strength to perfection, with their mix of skillful seamers and crafty spinners dismissing England’s deep and powerful batting line-up for just 211. Their batsmen then chased down the total with relative comfort to earn an unlikely place in the tournament decider. As for India, they have enjoyed a relatively straightforward path to the final and are the favourites to defend their ICC CT title. Aside from a surprise loss to Sri Lanka in the group stage, Virat Kohli’s men have proven too powerful and resourceful. Their semifinal win over surprise package Bangladesh on Thursday was confirmation of their status as the most well-rounded ODI team in international cricket. Pakistan and India have met in no less than 128 ODI matches and it is the team in green who have the edge in statistical terms, with 72 wins compared to 52 for their arch rivals. Yet when the teams have clashed in England, it is India who have dominated, with three wins from four matches, including a convincing victory by 124 runs (on the D/L method) when they met on June 4 at Edgbaston in their opening group stage game. Pakistan v India - head-to-head in all ODIs Matches played 128 Pakistan wins 72 India wins 52 Ties 0 No results 4 Pakistan v India - head-to-head in ODIs in England Matches played 4 Pakistan wins 1 India wins 3 Ties 0 No results 0 Pakistan’s ODI record at Kennington Oval Matches played 9 Wins 2 Losses 7 Ties 0 No results 0 India’s ODI record at Kennington Oval Matches played 14 Wins 5 Losses 8 Ties 0 No results 1

Published: 06/17/2017