Pakistan secured their first-ever Champions Trophy crown with a convincing 180-run victory over India at the Oval today. While Fakhar Zaman (114) and Mohammad Amir (3/16) were the stars of the show, the Twitteratti were more than happy to provide some light moments on a dark day for India.
Here are the best tweets from the game:
Divided by nation united by cricket! :)
Well, India-Pakistan cricket matches are the real deal!
Ganguly starting the banter early!
●Ganguly trolling Rameez Raja.●— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) June 18, 2017
Rameez: Pakistan way ahead of India in ODIs
Ganguly: That was in your generation rameez #INDvPAK
Both the openers started off well, especially Fakhar Zaman!
Pakistan skilfully demoralising India by luring them into missed run outs and wickets off no balls. Wily stuff. #CT17Final— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) June 18, 2017
When the going got tough for Kohli
Then Bumrah did this!
The collective "Abey Yaaaaaaar" of the entire country#INDvPAK— Potato. (@7Bibliophile) June 18, 2017
The need of the hour for Bumrah!
And this was the reaction of the Pakistani fans in the stadium!
That was an achievement for the Pakistani batsmen!
Indian fans waiting for a wicket to fall be like....
Time for Pakistan to summon their inner South Africa #IndvsPak— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) June 18, 2017
The highlight of the day was...
I can't get enough of Ramiz saying "Fakhar" 🤣🤣🤣. His batting is also entertaining. #ChampionsTrophyFinal— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) June 18, 2017
Then the Pakistani openers undid all their hard work!
Another good thing about the wicket!
The other good thing with Fakhar getting out is Rameez will stop saying 'Fakhar' in a British accent. It's sounded odd.#INDvPAK— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) June 18, 2017
Danger man Jadhav struck when he was needed, yet again!
Malik has his story straight as to why he got out!
Then this bizarre incident happened!
ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017
What would've Amir said after this?
You can see ICC made sure the bails don't fall off - Amir Sohail— Ghumman (@Emclub7) June 18, 2017
Looks like the luck is on Pakistan's side today!
Pakistan's Luck today:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 18, 2017
1. Centurion got out to No ball
2. Ball hits the stumps & bails stays
India's chase began horribly!
Now it's game on....Virat Kohli says he is used to massive expectations. There's a lot resting on his shoulders now...— Paul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) June 18, 2017
So many hearts were broken today!
Then Jadeja inflicted more pain the hearts of the fans!
Selfishness at its best...Making Pandya Run out..What an idea sirji— Dr.Nilesh Gokhale (@gokhale_dr) June 18, 2017
Indian fans when they knew it was over!
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.