Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

456dHemant Buch

The calm after the storm

Virat Kohli has endured a turbulent period, and the relaxing setting of the Caribbean might be just the tonic he needs

462dOsman Samiuddin

Pakistan, the Improbables

In today's age when analytics and reason underpin most aspects of life, all the data indicated that Pakistan did not have a chance. How then did their Champions Trophy win happen?

462dSidharth Monga

India plug big hole, but other leaks open up

Never before have India's quicks done as well as they did at the Champions Trophy. While that is cause to celebrate, the middle-order and spin departments prompt questions

463dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

Kohli loses duel with red-hot Amir

For India to stand a chance, Virat Kohli had to win his battle with Pakistan's seamers, but Mohammad Amir used his angle and intellect to take out India's best

463dNikhil Kalro

Zaman upholds Pakistan's new dynamic

After scoring two half-centuries in his last two innings in the Champions Trophy, the Pakistan opener rose to the occasion of the final by making his maiden ODI hundred

463dJarrod Kimber at The Oval

Fly, Pakistan, fly

This was one of the greatest comebacks in the history of cricket - against the best the world had, in four straight knockout games

465dESPNcricinfo staff

Think you know the finalists?

It's the first final in an ICC ODI tournament between India and Pakistan. How well do you know the players from both squads? Try this quiz

463dGeorge Dobell at The Oval

Zaman feared he would miss final

He went on to make a matchwinning century, but Fakhar Zaman spent the night before ill in his hotel bed

464dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

Kohli switched off before Super Sunday

The Virat Kohli of 2015 may have been highly emotive, too in-your-face and aggressive. Ahead of his first big final as captain, though, he resonates a sense of calm

464dGeorge Dobell at The Oval

Kohli backs 'match-winner' Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a "priceless" player who can provide "a match-winning performance in any game he plays," according to Virat Kohli

464dJarrod Kimber

Bring on the battle of the middle overs

So far in this tournament, India have hardly lost wickets in overs 11-40. Pakistan's bowlers have done most of their damage in these overs. This period could be title-deciding on Sunday

464dSrinath Sripath

Arch-rivals in big finals

As India and Pakistan clash in Sunday's Champions Trophy final, we take a look at some other traditional rivalries across various sports

Preview

464dThe Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Resurgent Pakistan take on immense India

India making the final was not a surprise. Pakistan was. But here they are and if they play like they did against England, the contest could be one for the ages

Big Win!!

180

Margin of victory for Pakistan - Highest for any team in an ICC tournament final. Previously it was Australia versus India at Wanderers in 2003.

Poor Start

5

Most wickets lost for India at the end of 14 overs since Jan 2013 in a fifty over game. Their previous lowest has been 4 wickets on six different occasions.

Champions Trophy Centuries

3

Number of batsmen to score a century for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. Fakhar Zaman joined Saeed Anwar and Shoaib Malik to achieve this feat.

Long time coming

2003

Last instance of Pakistan openers adding more than 100 for the first wicket in two consecutive matches. This is only the second instance outside Asia.

Chasing to Glory

2013

The only edition in which the team batting first won the Champions Trophy final. The other 5 finals have been won by the chasing team.

India Favourites?

13-2

Head to Head record in favour of India against Pakistan in all ICC tournaments. The last time Pakistan beat India was in the 2009 Champions Trophy

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798