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Top 10 Indian cricket moments in 2017

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India v Pakistan - ICC Champions Trophy Final

2017 has been a year with many ups and some downs for Indian cricket. However, very few would argue against the fact that India has had a delightful year. In the downs column, the biggest entry is the defeat in the Champions Trophy final at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan.

However, even that defeat should be considered more of an achievement than a failure.

Apart from one-off defeats, the Men in Blue have been on a streak of wins in the home season both in Tests and ODIs. Teams have come and teams have gone but none have been able to match the prowess of Virat Kohli and his men.

Now it's time to take a look at the biggest moments of Indian cricket in 2017.

No! Bumrah No!

India had comprehensively defeated Pakistan in the inaugural match of the Champions Trophy. The team stormed into the finals of the tournament, dropping just a single match on the way, entering the summit clash as clear favourites.

In the final, Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman nicked one to the keeper off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah when he was on 3. Before India could celebrate the dismissal, the umpire signaled a no-ball. Fakhar then went on to score 111 at a quick clip to take the game away from India.

In the second innings, the star-studded Indian batting line-up fell like a pack of cards. Other than Hardik Pandya, no batsman could get going as India were bundled out for 158. Pakistan won the match by 180 runs and as a result laid their hands on the Champions Trophy.

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