The Pakistani pacer, who also happens to be the highest wicket-taker of the tournament after his triple-strike against England, dismissed opponent skipper and one of the consistent performers Morgan, which led to the middle order collapse and an eventual defeat for England.
Pakistan then cruised to their victory target, finishing on 215 for two with a massive 77 balls to spare.
It was an outcome which confounded nearly all predictions after England had breezed through the group stages - while Pakistan began their campaign with a landslide defeat against India and sneaked into the last four only when they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets at this same venue three days ago.
While India and Pakistan contest the Champions Trophy final, England and South Africa prepare for their three-match T20 series, knowing they still do not have what it takes to win a one-day global trophy.
England, despite competing in 19 major ICC ODI events since the inaugural World Cup back in 1975 have yet to lift a trophy.
If, two years ago, in the aftermath of the woeful World Cup, a semi-final place in this tournament had been offered, it may have been accepted as a decent stepping stone in the rebuilding process.
"One of the huge contributing factors towards topping our table and playing very good cricket in the group stages is that we've stayed true to what we believe in and what's worked for us the last couple of years, and I think that's the continued formula for the future", Morgan said. "Certainly, I think we're moving in the right direction".
In his coloumn on a foreign news website, the former English cricketer said that the speculations on the Cardiff pitch was disrespectful to Pakistan as the side played well and adapted to the conditions. "So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us, he said. That's why we won".
"Great cricket in this tournament, and we weren't anywhere close to it today".
"Our bowlers probably tried to chase the wickets too much and served up too many half-volleys. After India, every game was a knockout game, I said to the players to just play your game".
"We got ourselves in a position where 300-320 was a realistic possibility, and the way we've been playing, maybe even more".