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Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz cheers for Pak after Champions Trophy win over England

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq cheered for the Cricket Team after its win over in the first semi-final match of the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Pakistan's win in Cardiff was celebrated in Kashmir with the locals taking to street to burst firecrackers.

The chairman of Hurriyat Forum tweeted, "As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!"

thrashed by eight wickets to enter the Champions Trophy finals.

Chasing a paltry score of 212, crossed the line for the loss of two wickets and with 12.5 overs to spare.

Their chase was spearheaded by Fakhar Zaman (57) and Azhar Ali (76), who laid a solid foundation by sharing a 118-run opening stand.

will now play the winner of the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh to be played today in Birmingham.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 09:01 IST