Pakistan defied all odds and trounced India, their much-fancied rivals and neighbours, to win the eighth edition of the Champions Trophy, thus becoming the seventh side to win the trophy. Ranked No. 8 in the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came up trumps by winning their last four games after losing to India in their first game in Birmingham a fortnight ago. It was their only second 50-over world event title, after the 1992 World Cup win under Imran Khan.
Virat Kohli’s India were firm favourites ahead of the final. India, who had won the title in 2013, had then become the only second team after West Indies to win outright the three major ICC titles – the World Cup, the World Twenty20, and the Champions Trophy. To this day, they remain the only side to have won the World Cup titles in both the 60-over and 50-over formats. This loss means Pakistan have now won seven tournament finals between the two sides as against India’s two. In all Champions Trophy games, it is 3-2 in favour of Pakistan, although India have a 6-0 lead over their opponents in World Cups.
The 2017 competition threw up several interesting figures. India, as they did in 2013, were the only team with a batting strike-rate of over 100. These figures received a boost, thanks to Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, their openers who were the top two run-getters of the tournament.
The South African bowlers had the best economy rate of 4.84, followed by Pakistan with 5.02. The next two tables provide runs and wickets breakdowns of all the eight participating teams.
Runs breakdown (by team)
Wickets breakdown (by team)
|Australia||3||779||5||713||24||29.71||5.49||2||6 for 52||19|
|Bangladesh||4||921||1||921||12||76.75||6||0||3 for 13||12|
|England||4||1090||10||1020||27||37.78||5.61||4||4 for 33||55|
|India||5||1361||7||1279||33||38.76||5.64||0||3 for 30||89|
|New Zealand||3||635||1||631||18||35.06||5.96||0||3 for 45||37|
|Pakistan||5||1366||10||1143||41||27.88||5.02||0||3 for 16||41|
|South Africa||3||639||7||515||15||34.33||4.84||1||4 for 27||25|
|Sri Lanka||3||869||3||857||19||45.11||5.92||0||3 for 60||48|
|Total||30||7660||44||7079||189||37.46||5.54||7||6 for 52||326|
South Africa’s batsmen faced the fewest number of dot balls percentage-wise (48.16%), while the Pakistanis, as they did in the 2013 tournament, faced the highest (53.14%). Meanwhile, India had the distinction of hitting a high percentage of boundaries (12.71%) and also sixes in fewest balls — they managed a six every 41 balls.
The Pakistani bowlers conceded the least percentage of boundaries (7.36%), while the Bangladeshi bowlers conceded the most (11.40%), but their bowlers managed to concede the fewest sixes in terms of balls delivered — they conceded a six every 115 balls, while the New Zealand bowlers conceded one every 45 balls.
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 18, 2017
The two tables below provide details of the distribution of balls faced for batsmen and bowlers for each country and also at each venue.
Distribution of balls faced by batsmen (by country)
+ includes one all-run four
Distribution of balls delivered by bowlers (by country)
+ includes one all run four
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) June 19, 2017
Distribution of balls faced by batsmen by venue
+ includes one all-run four
Dhawan, the leading run-getter in the previous edition in 2013 with 363 runs, was once again the leader with 338 runs. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma (177 runs at fourth) and Virat Kohli (176 runs at fifth in 2013), were placed second (304 runs) and joint-fourth (258 runs) respectively in 2017. Pakistan’s new bowling sensation, Hasan Ali led the wicket-takers with 13 wickets. The tables below have all details.
|13||Hasan Ali||Pak||5||14.69||4.29||1||0||3 for 19||157||81||12||0||16||3||269|
|9||Josh Hazlewood||Aus||3||15.78||5.07||0||1||6 for 52||92||49||11||0||13||3||168|
|8||Liam Plunkett||Eng||4||24.5||5.85||2||0||4 for 55||89||77||15||1||19||1||202|
|8||Junaid Khan||Pak||4||19.38||4.58||0||0||3 for 40||120||58||9||1||16||1||205|
|7||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Ind||5||28.14||4.64||0||0||2 for 23||146||75||12||1||19||2||255|
|7||Adil Rashid||Eng||3||20.29||4.73||1||0||4 for 41||86||68||17||2||5||2||180|
Among individual performances during the tournament, some the players stood out while scoring and conceding runs as seen from the tables below:
Batsman with most…in the tournament
|Batsman 1||Batsman 2||Batsman 3|
|Dots||Rohit Sharma – 182||Azhar Ali – 175||Tamim Iqbal – 170|
|1s||Tamim Iqbal – 126||Joe Root – 123||Rohit Sharma – 118|
|2s||Kane Williamson – 21||Joe Root – 19||Niroshan Dickwella – 15|
|3s||Azhar Ali/Virat Kohli – 4||Niroshan Dickwella/||several instances|
|Quinton de Kock/|
|Alex Hales – 3|
|4s||Shikhar Dhawan – 44||Fakhar Zaman – 33||Rohit Sharma – 29|
|5s||Mohd Amir – 1|
|6s||Hardik Pandya – 10||Rohit Sharma/||Mohd Hafeez – 6|
|Eoin Morgan – 7|
Bowlers conceding most…
|Bowler 1||Bowler 2||Bowler 3|
|Dots||Hasan Ali – 157||Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 146||Jasprit Bumrah – 140|
|1s||Ravindra Jadeja – 105||Hardik Pandya – 89||Shadab Khan – 88|
|2s||Hardik Pandya/Adil Rashid – 17||Mohd Amir – 16||Liam Plunkett – 15|
|3s||Mohd Amir – 5||Rubel Hossain/||several instances|
|Mitchell Starc – 3|
|4s||Jake Ball – 26||Ravindra Jadeja/||Mustafizur Rahman – 22|
|Ben Stokes – 23|
|5s||Tissara Perera – 1|
|6s||Shadab Khan – 6||Tissara Perera/||Pat Cummins/|
|Ravindra Jadeja – 5||Adam Milne – 4|
The over-by-over scoring pattern in ODIs is not as crucial as it is in Twenty20s, but it still throws up interesting insights. The most productive over in this year’s Champions Trophy was the 23rd over (212 runs), followed by the 26th over (202 runs). The least productive over was the 50th over that saw just 79 runs, followed by the first over with 91 runs.
From the point of view of bowlers, the most wickets (12) fell in the 43rd and 45th overs each, followed by 11 in the 34th over. Incidentally, not a single wicket fell in the fourth, tenth and the 19th overs during the tournament.
As in any limited-overs game, the maximum excitement is normally generated in the end overs. Therefore, it is not surprising that the 49th over in this edition produced an average of 9.34 runs, followed by 9.00 runs in the 46th over. The average for the opening overs was understandably lower, with 3.03 runs in the first over, but surprisingly only 3.85 runs came on an average in 31st over of the match.
The tables below have the over-by-over details of runs scored and wickets taken in the Champions Trophy 2017 in blocks of five, ten and 25 overs. The last table provides details of the first Power Play period (1-10 overs), which is not necessarily overs from one to ten, but periods of play between the first and the tenth overs. The second Power Play (middle orders, 11-40 overs) and the 3rd and final Power Play overs (death overs, the final ten) complete the picture.
In five-over blocks
|1 to 5||700||11||900||63.64||4.67|
|6 to 10||787||20||894||39.35||5.28|
|11 to 15||749||15||870||49.93||5.17|
|16 to 20||753||12||846||62.75||5.34|
|21 to 25||835||13||840||64.23||5.96|
|26 to 30||757||21||822||36.05||5.53|
|31 to 35||565||26||775||21.73||4.37|
|36 to 40||689||14||721||49.21||5.73|
|41 to 45||688||37||602||18.59||6.86|
|46 to 50||556||20||390||27.8||8.55|
In ten-over blocks
|1 to 10||1487||31||1794||47.97||4.97|
|11 to 20||1502||27||1716||55.63||5.25|
|21 to 30||1592||34||1662||46.82||5.75|
|31 to 40||1254||40||1496||31.35||5.03|
|41 to 50||1244||57||992||21.82||7.52|
Split into halves
|1 to 25||3824||71||4350||53.86||5.27|
|26 to 50||3255||118||3310||27.58||5.9|
Power Play details
|1st PP||(1-10 ov)||1455||29||1764||50.17||4.95|
|2nd PP||(11-40 ov)||4353||100||4876||43.53||5.36|
|3rd PP||(41-50 ov)||1271||60||1020||21.18||7.48|