Cricket world lauds Pakistan triumph

Past and present players pay tribute to Pakistan's stunning 180-run demolition job of India in the Champions Trophy final

At every turn, Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph is full of remarkable stories, and the fairytale victory is being hailed around the globe. 

Sarfraz Ahmed's side thrashed their arch-rivals India by 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday to lift their first major 50-over trophy since the 1992 World Cup triumph in Australia. 

The No.8 seed defied all expectations, rebounding from an opening-game hiding by India and handing debuts to three players en route to triumph.

One of those debutants was Farkhar Zaman, who scored an incredible century in the final, then later revealed he'd done it with a stomach bug. 

The cricket world understandably has paid tribute, and here's the best of the reactions from around the globe. 

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1 JuneEngland beat Bangladesh by eight wickets

2 JuneNew Zealand v Australia, No Result

3 JuneSri Lanka lost to South Africa by 96 runs

4 June – India beat Pakistan by 124 runs

5 JuneAustralia v Bangladesh, No Result

6 JuneEngland beat New Zealand by 87 runs

7 JunePakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS method)

8 JuneSri Lanka beat India by seven wickets

9 JuneBangladesh beat New Zealand by five wickets

10 JuneEngland beat Australia by 40 runs (DLS method)

11 JuneIndia beat South Africa by eight wickets

12 JunePakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets

14 JuneFirst semi-final: England lost to Pakistan by eight wkts

15 JuneSecond semi-final: Bangladesh lost to India by nine wickets, Edgbaston (D)

18 JuneFinal: Pakistan bear India by 180 runs

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