Pakistan relives glorious win against India in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017

05:13 PM | 18 Jun, 2022
Pakistan relives glorious win against India in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistanis are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the 2017 Champions Trophy when the Sarfraz-led squad bagged the clash between its biggest cricket rival India.

The moment was no less than joyous for Pakistanis as Men in Green did not look back till they had whizzed past the finish line in style. 

Pakistan Cricket Board on this occasion released a short documentary to recount a memorable campaign.

Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed called the moment ‘outstanding’, giving credit to the playing XI and coaches, especially who according to him set the tone for the crucial tournament.

The clash between the South Asian neighbours is normally the most-watched and anticipated match so was the 2017 game in which emotions were sky-high. 

Debutant Fakhar Zaman scored his maiden ton. Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali provided Pakistan with a brilliant start of 126 runs. Current skipper Babar Azam’s 46 and Hafeez’s quickfire 57, helped the squad to put a score of 338-4.

On the other hand, India's openers got off to the worst start as Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion on a duck while star batter Virat Kohli only managed to score five.

Pakistani hitters, especially, Muhammad Amir, Shadab and Amir outclassed the Indian batting wall which includes Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, and Kedar Jadhav in quick succession, leaving the neighboring side reeling at 72/6.

Hardik Pandya played a knock of 76 runs, giving hope to Men in Blue but the right-handed batsman was run-out in the 27th over. India was later bowled out for 158, giving Sarfraz XI a win by clinical 180 runs.

He dismissed the Indian flamboyant opener in the very first over of the inning with an in-swinging ball that hit his pads.

The victory of Men in Green was no less than a remarkable achievement as the team earlier struggled for its qualification for the international tournament.

The Champions Trophy is no longer a 50-over-tournament and has been changed into a full-fledged T20 event by the top cricket body. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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