Champions Trophy final in pictures

Pakistan's place in the Champions Trophy was precarious. It was thrashed by India in its first group match. Its batting was weak, fielding sloppy. Then, it kept improving, made it to the final, beat the defending champion, and won the Champions Trophy. Photo: REUTERS
Despite fervent prayers of this family from New Delhi for an Indian victory, Pakistan beat the defending champion by 180 runs. Photo: AP
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's in-laws, meanwhile, are jubilant about their nation's first major cricket trophy since the 2009 ICC World T20. Photo: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Fakhar Zaman was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Jasprit Bumrah for three. Or so everyone thought, until it was revealed that Bumrah had bowled a no-ball. Zaman went on to score a match-winning hundred. Photo: AP
Mohammad Hafeez, despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah's excellent bowling in the last 10 overs, made a 37-ball 57 to propel Pakistan to 338. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Mohammad Amir was fast, moved the ball, rattled the Indian top-order, dismissed Rohit Sharma, went mad when Azhar Ali dropped Virat Kohli's catch and dismissed the Indian skipper in the next ball. Photo: AFP
With the match slipping away quickly, all the top-order back in the hut, only the lower-order for company, Hardik Pandya led an explosive counterattack. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
The Hardik Pandya show, spectacular while it lasted, was cut short by a mix up that resulted in a run out. Pandya, here, is understandably livid. Photo: GETTY IMAGES