[caption id="attachment_616927" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-616927" alt="Sarfraz Ahmed Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/14-Sarfraz-Ahmed-played-a-captains-knock.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Sarfraz Ahmed Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Following <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a>'s emphatic comeback in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ICC-Champions-Trophy" target="_blank">ICC Champions Trophy</a> 2017, as they reached the final of the tournament, where they take on arch-rivals <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">India</a> at The Oval in London on Sunday, former skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Misbah-ul-Haq" target="_blank">Misbah-ul-Haq</a> has praised his team's performance. Misbah went on to his Twitter handle where he praised Pakistan's performance, alongside praising skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Sarfraz-Ahmed-2" target="_blank">Sarfraz Ahmed</a> for his excellent decisions. He praised the team for perfectly executing the decisions taken by Sarfraz. Pakistan beat England in the semi-final 1 to book a spot in the final, while India drub Bangladesh in semi-final 2 to seal their spot in the final and set up the epic encounter. <strong><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-champions-trophy-2017-200395/live-cricket-scores/india-vs-pakistan-final-match-181420-summary.html" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final at The Oval</a></strong></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated ICC Champions Trophy Group stage match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on June 4 became the highest rated One-day International (ODI) match in Broadcast Audience Research Council s (BARC) history, broadcasters Star India confirmed on Friday. The match attracted 201 million viewers, double than the last edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been an impressive event in terms of scale, reach and following, and the India-Pakistan match set a new viewership record on our network making it the highest rated ODI match in BARC history, a <em>Star India</em> statement read. <strong><a title="CT17 Final: PAK have nothing to lose, the pressure is more on IND, says Azhar Mahmood" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-champions-trophy-2017-final-pakistan-have-nothing-to-lose-the-pressure-is-more-on-india-says-azhar-mahmood-616904">CT17 Final: PAK have nothing to lose, the pressure is more on IND, says Azhar Mahmood</a></strong> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Congratulations team Pakistan for making into the final of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CT17?src=hash">#CT17</a>.Feel so proud and delighted on your success.Excellent decisions by Sarfaraz</p> <p></p> Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) <a href="https://twitter.com/captainmisbahpk/status/875093010890932224">June 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <p></p>&nbsp; <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">So happy to see a young captain making excellent decisions and a young team executing those plans perfectly.Very well done <a href="https://twitter.com/SarfarazA_54">@SarfarazA_54</a></p> <p></p> Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) <a href="https://twitter.com/captainmisbahpk/status/875096877934419968">June 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <p></p>&nbsp; <p></p> <p></p>The viewership is once again expected to shoot northwards, when the arch-rivals face off in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan made it to the title clash, beating hosts England in the first semi-final while defending champions India thrashed Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday, reported <em>IANS</em>.