Champions Trophy 2017, Pakistan – Statistical Highlights

Champions Trophy 2017, Pakistan – Statistical Highlights

Here we look Pakistan’s and individual performances in the tournament in numbers.

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan celebrates taking the final catch as Pakistan win the ICC Champions Trophy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

From qualifying for the Champions Trophy as the No.8 side with a marginal difference in the points ahead of West Indies, Pakistan did what one could not have expected from them especially after a huge loss in their first game at the hands of India. It was a collective team effort well supported by good planning and captaincy which just got better once they put their foot in the knockouts as they tore down the strong batting line-ups of South Africa, England and India backing it with some aggressive batting approach.

Here we look Pakistan team’s and individual performances in the tournament in numbers:

3 – Fakhar Zaman’s century in the final is only the 4th century by a Pakistan player in the Champions Trophy. Saeed Anwar scored two hundreds in 2000 while Shoaib Malik hit one in 2009.

3 – Number of consecutive fifty-plus scores for Fakhar Zaman in this Champions Trophy; only the 5th player to score fifty-plus scores in 3 or more consecutive CT innings. Saeed Anwar is only other Pakistan player to hit 3 fifty-plus scores in 3 CT innings.

9 – Number of dismissals Sarfraz Ahmed has affected as wicketkeeper in this edition of the Champions Trophy; the joint 3rd most by any player in a single edition of CT and the most by a Pakistan keeper.

13 – Hasan Ali has taken 13 wickets in this Champions Trophy; the joint most for any player in a single edition of CT. Jerome Taylor picked 13 wickets in 2006 CT.

18y 257d – By featuring in the final, Shadab Khan became the youngest player to feature in a Champions Trophy final breaking Yuvraj Singh’s record who played the 2000 CT final aged 18y 308d. Interestingly, it was Shadab who took Yuvraj’s wicket in the final.

75* – Partnership stand between Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir in the league stage game vs Sri Lanka; the highest for the 8th wicket in the Champions Trophy. Previous highest was 70 by Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee pair vs West Indies in 2009.

153 – Hasan Ali bowled 153 dot balls in this tournament which is the most by any bowler.

180 – Pakistan’s 180-run win in the final is the biggest win in terms of runs and the 3rd biggest in the Champions Trophy, their biggest win over India in this format.

338/4 – Pakistan’s total of 338/4 in the final is their highest total in an ODI final. It was their 3rd total of 300 and more in ODI finals and all the three have come against India.

338/4 – Pakistan’s total in the final is their highest total in the Champions Trophy and the 2nd highest CT history.