Summary: The tournament had some good moment and some not-so-good moment like the English weather but throughout its three weeks, there were a lot of interesting records and statistics to take note of like the 180 run victory was the highest in ICC ODI final.
The ICC Champions Trophy finished in a one-sided contest as Pakistan demolished defending champions India by a massive 180-run margin to lift the trophy for the very first time.
The tournament had some good moment and some not-so-good moment like the English weather but throughout its three weeks, there were a lot of interesting records and statistics to take note of like the 180 run victory was the highest in ICC ODI final.
Let’s take a glance at some of the fascinating records and stats:
The Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan won the golden bat for scoring 338 runs in 5 innings at an incredible average of 67.60 and a strike-rate of 101.80, winning the title for the second time running. Dhawan had one hundred and two fifties with the highest score of 125 against Sri Lanka.
Highest Wicket Taker:
Pakistan’s high flying attacking pace bowler Hasan Ali has become the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 14.69 and economy of 4.29. With 13 wickets, he is now the joint leading wicket taker in any Champions Trophy tournament, along with Jerome Taylor.
Highest Individual Score
England’s Joe Root scored a fantastic unbeaten 133 while chasing a target of 305 against Bangladesh at The Oval in the opening match of the tournament is the highest individual score by a batsman this year.
Best Bowling Figure
The tournament saw some incredible bowling and one of such was from Australian pacer Josh Hazelwood whose outstanding spell of 6-52 against New Zealand at Edgbaston is the best bowling figure this year.
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