A matchup between the two sides is seen as the world's premier cricket contest, despite the fact in recent years the outcome has generally been one-sided in India's favour - particularly in knockout tournaments.
"You can't think of those things when you step onto the field".
As the Pakistan team tightened its grip on the ICC Champions Trophy cricket final in England, firecrackers were burst by Kashmiris in Srinagar and several other places of the Valley even before the match ended.
India's lone loss so far in this tournament, featuring the world's top eight one-day global nations, was at The Oval when they suffered a surprise seven-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on June 8.
"Until now, we have never spoken of the semi-final in any different way".
"If you are too distracted listening to too many suggestions or players or criticism, then you can not focus on what you need to think as a sportsman first to be able to lead the team and then help the others in the team, as well". It is Pakistan's first ICC 50 over title since the World Cup win in 1992 and this campaign featured a rise similar to the Cornered Tigers' victorious one. "When we arrived here, we played like we had nothing to lose".
MICKEY ARTHUR: What we've tried to do is just prepare as we normally prepare.
"I mean, 25 extras is a bit too much in a game like that, and that's something that we certainly need to take care of in the future".
Former Australia left-hander Michael Hussey feels that although India are hot favourites to retain the ICC Champions Trophy, but he believes that Pakistan can not be discounted as they have a feeling of "destiny" with them.
"What I meant was that Sarfraz has become captain only recently and Miandad is a very big name in Pakistan cricket".
In the recent past, India have had the upper hand over Pakistan. There's only so much you can do as a bowler.Watching from the sidelines, you have to accept that, yes, this was a high-risk shot and I can accept getting hit for 4 on a short like that. Let us know in the comments and poll below. The beating he took in the first game served as muscle-enhancing dose of powder for Hasan Ali, whose exploits in the remainder of the tournament provided the vitality in the Pakistan's pace department that they had earlier lacked.