The Champions Trophy’s most memorable pieces of play
It seems like the tournament has just got underway but on Sunday the Champions Trophy will wrap up when India and Pakistan square off in a blockbuster final.
We have enjoyed plenty of great pieces of play in this tournament from brilliant run-outs to audacious scoop shots and here we take a look at some of the best.
England beat a spirited Bangladesh comfortably in the end but while Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were going great guns it looked like the Tigers could pull an upset.
You won’t see the reverse scoop shot played much better than Mushfiqur did against Jake Ball.
New Zealand were well on top of Australia when rain robbed both teams of a result on Friday.
Luke Ronchi set the Black Caps innings up brilliantly with an aggressive half-century punctuated by some incredibly clean hitting.
Here we see Ronchi smashing Aussie Quick Pat Cummins over extra cover for a big six.
South Africa were far too good for Sri Lanka in Group B’s opening game with the Proteas bowling Sri Lanka out 96 runs shy of their 299.
AB de Villiers led by example in the field bagging a stunning catch and executing this run out which slots neatly into the category of never run for a misfield.
India got off to a winning start against Pakistan with Ravindra Jadeja producing more fielding brilliance, picking up the ball and throwing in one movement to run out Mohammad Hafeez in their victory.
England were the first team to qualify for the semi-finals and were in stunning form early with Jos Buttler one of those to star.
Buttler showed us he could play the scoop shot as well as anybody in the game.
Tamim Iqbal was the star performer for Bangladesh notching a hundred and an innings of 95 in his first two efforts.
His lone hand in the game against Australia included this massive six.
Sri Lanka shocked India in their group game chasing down a record total to leave the group balanced on a knife edge.
Asela Gunaratne absolutely smoked Jasprit Bumrah for six with this incredible sweep
Bangladesh upset New Zealand to book a place in the semi-finals with Mahmudullah and Shakib-al-Hasan putting together a record breaking stand to rescue the Tigers after a top order collapse.
Mahmadullah played some awesome shots but none better than this mammoth six that traveled a few rows back into the crowd at Sophia Gardens.
Jason Roy struggled with bat in hand throughout the tournament but produced a moment of fielding brilliance to remove Glen Maxwell as England sent Australia tumbling out of the Champions Trophy.
India made light work of chasing South Africa’s small total but that didn’t stop Yuvraj Singh from finishing the match in style with this massive six.
Pakistan defeated hosts and favourites England in a massive upset in the semi-final, they strangled Eoin Morgan’s men for runs and bowled them out for 211.
Fakhar Zaman took this stunning running catch in a moment that lifted Pakistan in the field.
Jamie Overton falls just short of debut Test century as England take narrow lead
Newcomer Overton was caught behind for 97.
George Scrimshaw holds final-over nerves to guide Derbyshire past Lancashire
Scrimshaw successfully defended the 10 runs in the final over.
Jonny Bairstow and England looking to ‘take the game forward’
Bairstow hit a run-a-ball hundred for the second Test in succession as England fought back spectacularly against New Zealand.
Jonny Bairstow century leads thrilling England fightback at Headingley
The Yorkshireman made 130 not out and put on 209 with debutant Jamie Overton to rescue his side from 55 for six against New Zealand.
England top order left in tatters as New Zealand gain upper hand at Headingley
The hosts were 93 for six in reply to New Zealand’s 329 all out.
Daryl Mitchell breaks record with another century against England
Mitchell broke Martin Donnelly’s New Zealand tally of 492 runs in a series in England, set back in 1949.
Superb James Vince ton leads Hampshire to shock win over Somerset
Sussex’s five-match losing streak came to an end with a 17-run win over Surrey.
Adil Rashid to miss England’s India white-ball series to make Mecca pilgrimage
Rashid has found it difficult to make the pilgrimage due to timings and commitments.
Jack Leach pleased with good luck but admits freak dismissal no collector’s item
New Zealand closed the opening day of the final Test against England on 225 for five after Henry Nicholls was dismissed in bizarre fashion.
Stuart Broad stars on day one for England but error of judgement proves costly
Broad kept a week of celebrations going strong by striking before a run had been added and followed with the key scalp of Kane Williamson.