They call this the 'Mother of all rivalries'. The die-hard cricket fans from the sub-continent are enjoying another mouth-watering blockbuster clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan as the two teams lock horns against each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. This will be the seventh World Cup meeting of both sides. The Men In Blue will look to maintain their supremacy over their neighbours with another victory and thereby, continue their unbeaten run in the quadrennial event while Pakistan will be hoping to register their maiden World Cup win over India.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl first. It turned out to be a good decision as the star pacer Mohammad Amir bowled a maiden first over. However, that was the only thing he could rejoice despite bowling well as he was given two warnings for running down the danger area by the on-field umpire Bruce Oxenford. Oxenford was seen having a discussion with Amir after which he gave him an official warning while his skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed came ahead to have a chat with the umpire as well.
Amir was given a second and a final warning during the fifth over of the Indian innings where he was bowling his third over as the replays clearly showed that the pacer was running straight in the line of wickets. As of now, Amir has seven more overs left and should he repeat the offence once again, then he will not be able to bowl in this high-voltage contest again.
Harsha Bhogle wrote, "Two warnings for Mohd Amir. That is careless."
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At the time of publishing this story, India were 146/1 after 25 overs riding on splendid half-centuries from Hitman Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as Indian skipper Virat Kohli joined Rohit in the middle.
Meanwhile, his bowling partner Wahab Riaz has also received two warnings by the umpire for running on the wicket.