With the IND-PAK clash in the Super Four of the Asia Cup 2023 spoiled by rain, the match will resume on Monday and play in a 50-over game.
Asia Cup 2023 IND-PAK clash off called due to rain
The third match of the Super Fours between Pakistan and India is scheduled to be played on September 10, 2023, at R. Premadasa Stadium. With Pakistan winning the toss, they chose to bowl.
The match was rescheduled to reserve day after reviewing the various possibilities to resume the game on the original day. The following possibilities are considered in the IND-PAK clash.
- Reducing the number of overs to get the result.
- The hours of play can be extended by 90 minutes on match day.
- If the match cannot be completed on the original day, the game will be attempted to finish on Monday.
Starting their innings, India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill had a good start while Shaheen Afridi opened the bowling attack. Rohit Sharma had scored 56 runs on 49 deliveries and was sent out by Shadab Khan.
Shubman Gill scored 58 runs on 52 deliveries, including 10 boundaries, and was sent out by Afridi on the 18th over. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored 8 and 17 runs respectively and the match was interrupted by rain India scored 147 runs losing 2 wickets on the first ball of the 25th over.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman shattered Pakistan’s Pace attack for the better innings. The opening partnership passed 100 runs in 14 overs. But Pakistan pacers Shadab Khan and Afridi broke through the partnership and dismissed the openers.
Shubman Gill was impressive as he scored fifty in 37 balls while the skipper Rohit scored 50 in 42 balls. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul partnership have scored 24 runs on 38 deliveries when rain suddenly made an appearance and forced the players to return to the pavilion.
India will be starting from 24.1 overs and the match will resume at 15:00 local time. Previously the IND-PAK clash at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on September 2 in the group stage matches of the Asia Cup 2023, was canceled due to rain after the completion of India’s innings.
Again rain interrupted the IND-NEP clash which was then decided by the DLS method where India India won the game and qualified for the Super Fours.
With the match to be continued on Monday, India will be playing their next match on September 12, 2023, against Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium. This will be a tight scheduled as India will be facing Sri Lanka in less than 24 hours after the completion of their match against Pakistan.