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Pakistan celebrate their win over traditional rivals India in style

March 02, 2014 23:12 IST

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Shahid Afridi struck his famous star pose after his shot off Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling soared over the boundary ropes. The entire Pakistan team went delirious with joy as fireworks and gunshots were blazing in the air.

Aerial firing was reported from Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi and even Rawalpindi seconds after Pakistan won the nail-biting match against arch-rivals India.


Image: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi,right, celebrates with teammates after Pakistan won the match against India.
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Fireworks too lighted the sky as the country erupted in joy. People danced on the streets with Punjabi music being played in the background.

Like in most cities, there was less than normal traffic on the roads in Islamabad on Sunday during the time when the match was being played.

Special screenings were organized in various restaurants in Islamabad where youngsters watched the encounter on giant screens.


Image: Supporters of Pakistan team celebrate.
Photographs: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

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