India maintained their unbeaten run in World Cups over arch-rivals Pakistan with a convincing 89-run (DLS) win at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. India have now beaten Pakistan in all of their seven meetings in the showpiece event. It was indeed a lop-sided contest as some outstanding batting from the top-order batsmen propelled India to a big total of 336/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, only Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam showed some fight back and by the time it started raining, it was a mere formality to just play out their overs, after a revised target of 302 in 40 overs, for the 1992 champions.
Before India maintained their supremacy over Pakistan in World Cups with yet another well-deserved win, there was a bizarre incident which took place during the first innings. No, it was not those two run out chances of Rohit Sharma. It was that of Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim pleading with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to get out with folded hands. In one of Imad's overs, when Kohli took a single and came back to the non-striker's end, the left-arm spinner was first seen covering his mouth with both his hands before approaching Kohli and standing with folded hands. At the same time, Virat also did not remain silent and was seen saying something to Imad.
Watch the video of Imad Wasim standing with folded hands and conveying his message to Virat Kohli right here.
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Virat Kohli anchored the Indian innings. He scored a splendid half-century and also became the fastest batsman to score 11,000 runs. Kohli was dismissed for a 65-ball 77 in a strange manner.
Amir had bowled a short one which came in quickly as Kohli looked to hook the ball. But, he ended up getting a 'top edge' and Sarfaraz Ahmed made no mistake behind the stumps. However, the replays suggested something else. Nonetheless, he walked back as he thought that there was an edge. It showed that the Indian skipper's bat had not made any contact with the ball.