Javed Miandad v Kiran More at Sydney, 1992: India won without much difficulty when Pakistan lost their last eight wickets for 68 runs, but the neighbors' first World Cup encounter was marred by a less palatable confrontation, between More and Miandad.
The wicket-keeper's over-optimistic appeal for leg-side catch led to verbal exchanges, and later Miandad mockingly leapt up and down, in apparent imitation. After the umpires made their report (minus the dialogue, which they could not understand) match referee Ted Wykes asked the tour managers to sort matters out.
More had the better of the cricketing contest, with two catches, a stumping and the run-out of Imran Khan, while Miandad took 34 overs to score 40, leaving his colleagues with tall order.
India, Pakistan renew legendary rivalry
Text: Anant Gaundalkar
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