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India-Pakistan CT tie becomes highest-rated ODI in BARC history

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The highly-anticipated Champions Trophy Group stage match between arch-rivals and on June 4 became the highest rated One-day International (ODI) match in Broadcast Audience Research Council's (BARC) history, broadcasters Star confirmed on Friday.

The match attracted 201 million viewers, double than the last edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013.

"Champions Trophy 2017 has been an impressive event in terms of scale, reach and following, and the match set a new viewership record on our network making it the highest rated ODI match in history," a Star statement read.

The viewership is once again expected to shoot northwards, when the arch-rivals face off in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

made it to the title clash, beating hosts England in the first semi-final while defending champions thrashed Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday.

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