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LIVE: Pakistan lose toss, bat first against India in Champions Trophy final

The big day fans were waiting for is finally here, as Pakistan is ready to take on arch-rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

The Men in Green had a roller coaster of a ride coming into the final, as the made a stunning comeback by beating top-ranked South Africa, Sri Lanka and pre-tournament favourites hosts England following thrashing in their tournament opener against Virat Kohli’s men.

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On the other hand, defending champions India had a rather smooth ride where they were just really tested once, which was in the defeat against Sri Lanka at the same where they will be playing in the final.

Pakistan will be heavily depending on their pace attack to once again put them in the strong  position, whereas the team management will be looking to seniors Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to bring that stability in the batting department.

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Indian team will be once again looking to trouble the Men in Green with their more than potent pace attack, whereas in batting Anil Kumble & co will be banking on the solid top order to provide platform from which the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni can take advantage of.

The final is poised to be an excited one, and you will get all the action live here.

Toss: The news from the center is Indian captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and opt to bowl first.

Pitch report: There is no live green grass on the pitch. This is a fresh and is not being used in the tournament. The pitch looks a little dry. The pitch has plenty of runs in it.

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