Pak's Sarfraz Ahmed (left) is ecstatic after Shadab Khan bags an England wicket during the semis on Wednesday. Pic/Getty Images
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted he always believed his side could turn their fortunes around after they reached the Champions Trophy final with a dominant eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff.
What made Wednesday's win all the more impressive was that it came just 10 days after Pakistan's 124-run hammering by India. But just three days later Pakistan, the lowest-ranked side in a tournament, bounced back to defeat number one South Africa.
"It's a cause of great pride and happiness for myself and for the entire Pakistan nation," said Sarfraz after the semi-final triumph. "It was a team no one gave a chance, neither here nor back home," added the 30-year-old wicket-keeper. "No one thought we'd reach the final," he added.
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