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2017 Champions Trophy final: India, Pakistan brace for titanic clash

18 Jun,2017

Perhaps the ICC may have dreamed of an India-Pakistan final to drop the curtains of the 2017 Champions Trophy and it’s wish was indeed fulfilled as billions of cricket fans around the world brace for the grand finale, scheduled for Sunday at KenningtonOval.The supporters will pour into the stadium while millions of viewers will be glued to the TV sets across the globe, making it a must-watch sporting event final.Just after Pakistan confirmed their place in the final following their facile win over hostEngland in the first semi-final at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday, there were a lot of talks among the fans of the sub-continent arch-rivals as to whether they would get to see their beloved teams in the final.And Virat Kohli’s India duly lived upto the hopes and expectations of their supporters, delivering a comprehensive nine-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.Kohli would be confident of success on Sunday as in recent times, it is India who dominated Pakistan across all events, including ICC tournaments.

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