In a surprising performance, it was Pakistan defeating India to win the 2017 Champions league trophy. The fact that Pakistan defeated their heated rivals was not the biggest surprise. It was the way in which they won, by 180 runs! Pakistan scored 338-4 which was a huge total. India, in reply, were skittled out for a paltry 158 runs after just over 30 overs.
But, for India, it was better than the West Indies who didn’t even qualify for the event, with Bangladesh making the semi-finals of that event. Pakistan barely qualified in fact. They thrashed the West Indies up and down in recent tours to move up the ranks and qualify for the 8-team Champions League competition, only to shock the talented Indian team, Indians, and the world.
Congrats to both teams for making the finals and to Pakistan for the impressive victory.