India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: “India vs. Pakistan Clash in Rain-Interrupted Thriller Ends in a Draw”

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: "Rain Plays Spoilsport in India vs. Pakistan Group Stage Showdown"

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: "Key Moments: India's Batting Brilliance and Pakistan's Pacer Attack"

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: "Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya Shine as Rain Dampens Bowling Display"

     Rohit Sharma Indian Skipper’s thought:

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     India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023:  Summary of The Match.

     “In the group stage match between India and Pakistan, rain interrupted the game, and it was eventually called off. Both teams received one point each. Pakistan now has three points from two matches, as they had previously won against Nepal. They’ve secured a spot in the Super Four stage. India, with one point, needs to win their next match against Nepal on September 4 to move on.

     During their innings, India scored a total of 266 runs in 48.5 overs. The return of bowler Jasprit Bumrah added strength to the Indian team, but the rain prevented them from showcasing their bowling skills.

     Ishan Kishan played brilliantly, scoring 82 runs, and Hardik Pandya showed outstanding batting skills to contribute 87 runs. Their partnership of 138 runs laid a strong foundation for India’s total. However, Pakistan’s fast bowlers, especially Shaheen Shah Afridi, created trouble for India by taking wickets, including those of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and others. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah also performed well for Pakistan, taking important wickets.

     At the start of the game, Rohit Sharma was lucky to survive an early scare when a catch was dropped. Rain interrupted play when India was at 15-0 after 4.2 overs. Rohit and Shubman Gill worked hard to stabilize India’s innings, but Afridi’s exceptional delivery dismissed Rohit.

     Virat Kohli joined the game and played some good shots, but Afridi struck again, trapping Kohli in front of the stumps. India was struggling at 30-2 after 7 overs.

     Shreyas Iyer then joined Gill and tried to build a partnership. Iyer hit some boundaries but was eventually caught by Fakhar Zaman off Haris Rauf’s delivery.

     Rain halted play again with India at 51/3 after 11.2 overs. After the rain break, Ishan Kishan hit a six to boost India’s score. However, Shubman Gill continued to struggle with the bat and was dismissed by Rauf.

     With four wickets down, Hardik Pandya joined Kishan, and together they took India’s score past 100 in under 20 overs. Kishan reached his half-century, and Pandya soon followed with a fifty of his own. They formed a strong partnership of over 100 runs.

     In the 38th over, Haris Rauf broke their partnership by dismissing Kishan, who scored 82 runs. Ravindra Jadeja came to bat, and Pandya continued to score well. In the 40th over, Pandya hit three boundaries off Rauf.

     Shaheen Afridi returned to the attack and took the crucial wicket of Pandya, who was nearing a century. Pandya scored 87 runs. In the same over, Afridi also dismissed Ravindra Jadeja for 14.

     Pakistan’s pace bowlers continued to trouble India, with Naseem Shah removing Shardul Thakur. Jasprit Bumrah came to bat aggressively but was also dismissed by Naseem Shah.

     In the end, India managed to post a total of 266 runs in 48.5 overs. The pick of Pakistan’s bowlers was Shaheen Afridi, who took four wickets for 35 runs.

     In summary, rain played a significant role in the match, and despite some strong performances from Indian batsmen like Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya, Pakistan’s fast bowlers proved to be a formidable challenge. The match ended in a tie, with both teams earning one point each.” 

    India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Before the Match:

     India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023The Asia Cup has switched back to the 50-over format, providing an excellent match preparation opportunity for the World Cup, for five of the six participating teams. However, for organizers and passionate fans, the clash between India and Pakistan isn’t just any ordinary game – it’s “The Match.”

      India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Indian worries:

     India’s worries are compounded by the absence of KL Rahul, who is set to miss at least the first two matches of the Asia Cup.

    India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Concern about Ishan Kishan:

     India is contemplating the placement of wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan in the middle-order against Pakistan. While they are still uncertain about whether he should bat at No. 4 or No. 5, the latter position seems to be the favored choice. Kishan’s inclusion would add diversity to the Indian batting lineup as he is a left-handed batsman. However, it’s worth noting that Kishan has never batted at No. 5 in his India career, and his average in the middle-order is relatively low at 22.75. Therefore, he will need to adapt to the demands of that position, including maximizing scoring opportunities since he may not have many overs to bat.

     Meanwhile, Pakistan doesn’t have any injury worries, but they are currently one of the least experienced ODI teams.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Stat Attack:

     Since the 2019 World Cup, Pakistan has participated in only 29 ODIs, while India has played a whopping 57 matches during the same time frame. Pakistan has been involved in 12 of those 29 matches this year. Although their top three batsmen, including captain Babar Azam (689 runs), Fakhar Zaman (593 runs), and Imam-ul-Haq (361 runs), have consistently performed well this year, there seems to be a concern with the batting order from No. 4 to No. 6.

     IND vs PAK: Recent form and head-to-head

     IND vs PAK: Form (Recent ODI results)

     India: W-L-W-L-L

     Pakistan: W-W-W-W-L

     IND vs PAK: Head-to-head form (last five ODIs)

     India won: 4, Pakistan won: 1

Shadab Khan on Virat Kohli:

     “He is a world-class player, definitely. You have to plan a lot to face him. Anyway, in international cricket, there are a lot of mind games, because you definitely have the skill to reach that level. But how you read each other’s minds, the bowler and the batsman, how they read each other’s minds, and it also depends on what the situation is”.

     “The kind of batsman that Virat Kohli is, the way he has performed against us, even in the last match at the World Cup, I don’t think that if any other batsman in the world was in that situation, could have done that to our bowling line-up. And the beauty of it is that he can do this at any stage and at any time.”

Shaheen Shah Afridi before the Match:

     “In my opinion, my game plan is simple, every opener knows my game plan. The goal is to, as always, get the openers out to put pressure on the batting team. The middle-order, when they come in, are not used to playing against the new ball as much as an opener. So there is a lot of pressure on the middle order to face the new ball.”

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Pitch Report:

     Sanjay Manjrekar: A high-quality and unique pitch. Fast bowlers can get some seam, the spinners will get some turn, and a good batter can also score a century on this wicket. With DLS in the picture, the captain winning the toss might prefer to bowl first.

 

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023: Toss Time:

     India skipper Rohit Sharma win the toss, opt to bat vs Pakistan in Pallekele.

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Playing X1s:

 

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Skipper's Views After Toss:

     Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma after Toss:

     “We are going to bat first. There is a bit of weather around, but can’t think much about it. Got to play good cricket, you need to embrace the challenge, embrace the situation. We had some time off after the West Indies series. Everyone was up for those drills and challenges in Bangalore. Let’s see what we can achieve in this tournament. It’s a quality tournament with quality oppositions. At the end of the day we need to see what we can achieve as a team. Iyer is back, Bumrah is back and we got three seamers. Got two spinners – Kuldeep and Jadeja.”

Pak skipper Babar Azam after Toss:

     “We would have batted first. We have played a lot of cricket here, so we know the conditions. Top teams are playing so Asia Cup is good. We’ll try to do our best. We are playing with the same combination, no changes. Performing well always gives you confidence, we’ll try to capitalize.”

Shreyas Iyer:

     “I never imagined I’ll be playing Asia Cup. The recovery was slow and steady. I passed the fitness test one week before selection, and I was really happy with that. I was nervous last night, couldn’t sleep. I am super excited to play this match against Pakistan. It’s a phenomenal feeling to be honest as they are the number 1 team at the moment. We are privileged to be a part of this team and journey with Rahul sir (Dravid) as the coach and under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. The spirits are high in the dressing room and we are looking forward to this game. Delighted to be playing against these (Afridi, Rauf, Naseem) bowlers, plan is just to watch the ball and play according to the situation.”

     India is welcoming back Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah for this match. The Indian team is going in with three seamers and has also included two spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, for the game.

Time for National Anthems:

     Both teams lined up for the National Anthems.

Time to play:

     The sun has made an appearance just in time for the game to start as scheduled. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are stepping onto the field to open the innings for India, while Shaheen Afridi is entrusted with the new ball for Pakistan.

     After the first over, India was at 6/0.

     Shaheen Afridi is at the top of his bowling mark, and Rohit Sharma is ready to face. Pakistan has set up a slip, fine-leg, and a deep third fielder. Shaheen begins with a perfect inswinging yorker, and Rohit manages to dig it out and send it towards the cover area.

     Shaheen follows up with another delivery that moves in, and Rohit expertly flicks it past mid-wicket for a FOUR, getting his first boundary of the match. There’s a moment of tension as the ball almost slips through Nawaz’s hands inside the circle but goes for a boundary.

     Shaheen continues with a shorter length delivery that sharply swings in, causing Rohit some discomfort. However, the ball is a tad high and brushes the pads. Rohit then faces a full delivery angling in, and he works it towards the short mid-wicket.

     An inside edge off the next ball takes it down to fine-leg for a single. Shaheen then bowls a wide down the leg side. He finishes the over with another inswinging delivery, fuller in length, and Gill cautiously guides it towards the short mid-wicket fielder.

     A relatively eventful first over with some good swings and an early boundary for Rohit Sharma.

      After two overs, India’s score is 9/0.

     After two overs, India has reached a score of 9/0. In the second over bowled by Naseem Shah, there were some intriguing moments. Naseem delivered a well-pitched ball just outside the off-stump, which Rohit Sharma decided to leave. The following delivery from Naseem kept unusually low, posing a challenge for the batsmen.

     A single was taken on the third ball. There was a notable appeal as Naseem’s delivery hit Shubman Gill’s pads, but Gill had moved back and attempted a flick, resulting in a high bounce that led to the appeal. Naseem then adjusted his line wider, and Rohit Sharma managed to guide the ball down to third man for another single.

     This over showed some variations in bounce and movement, keeping the batsmen cautious as they navigated through the early stages of the innings.

     After three overs, India has scored 14 runs without losing any wickets. In the third over bowled by Shaheen Afridi, Rohit Sharma flicked a delivery for FOUR runs. The over also included a wide and some controlled batting from Rohit Sharma as he faced varying deliveries from Shaheen.

     In the fourth over, India’s score is 15/0. Naseem Shah delivers a pacy outswinger, and Shubman Gill leaves it. Naseem maintains control outside the off-stump, inducing more leaves from Gill. There’s also a wide delivery, and in an interesting moment, Gill pulls out as Naseem is about to bowl.

     In the fifth over, India is at 15/0, but unfortunately, rain interrupts the play. Shaheen Afridi continues the over, delivering a slightly shorter ball to Rohit Sharma, who taps it firmly towards the cover fielder. Suddenly, there’s a downpour, and the covers are brought onto the field. The players quickly head back to the dressing rooms as we face an annoying break in the match.

     During this rain delay, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez discusses how India needs to handle pressure in the knockout stages of the tournament.

     India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  After 5 overs, India has reached a score of 15/1. Here’s a brief summary of the fifth over:

     Play resumes after a rain delay with Shaheen Afridi bowling to Rohit Sharma. Rohit starts with a solid block but then faces a couple of deliveries angled across, opting for late leaves.

     In a crucial moment, Shaheen delivers a full and straight ball that beats Rohit Sharma’s bat and crashes into the top of off stump, dismissing the Indian captain.

     Rohit Sharma is out, b Shaheen Shah Afridi for 11 runs (22 balls, 2 fours).

     After six overs, India has scored 26/1. Virat Kohli, who came on strike, faced some good deliveries from Naseem Shah, but also benefited from a wayward delivery down the leg side, which resulted in five wides. Kohli then hit a boundary through the covers, adding some valuable runs to the Indian total.

     After seven overs, India’s score is 30/2. Shubman Gill finally opens his account with a single. However, Virat Kohli is dismissed, bowled by Shaheen Afridi for 4 runs. Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman and gets off the mark with a single. Virat Kohli is out, b Shaheen Shah Afridi for 4 runs (7 balls, 1 four).

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    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  In the eighth over, India’s score is 42/2. Shreyas Iyer faces Haris Rauf, who starts with a loose delivery on the pads, allowing Iyer to flick it for two runs. Rauf overpitches in the next ball, and Iyer drives it through extra cover for two more. Iyer then smokes one through cover for a FOUR, but it seems he may have broken his bat in the process. Rauf’s final delivery is flicked for another boundary by Iyer through mid-on. This over highlighted Iyer’s positive batting and Rauf’s inconsistencies.

     After nine overs, India’s score remains at 42/2. Shubman Gill continues to struggle against Shaheen Afridi, who bowled a beauty of a delivery that almost cut Gill in half, highlighting his bowling skill.

     After 10 overs, India’s score is 48/3. Shubman Gill managed to break free by flicking one to the fine leg boundary for FOUR runs. However, there was a setback for India as Shreyas Iyer was dismissed by Haris Rauf, caught by Fakhar Zaman at mid-wicket. Iyer scored 14 runs with the help of two boundaries. Ishan Kishan is the new batsman at the crease.

     Shreyas Iyer is out, c Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf for 14 runs (9 balls, 2 fours).

     After 11 overs, India is at 51/3. Naseem Shah, who changed ends to bowl for Pakistan, delivered a sharp outswinger that went past the wicketkeeper for a bye. Ishan Kishan had a close moment when he left a delivery just past the off-stump on length. Kishan finally managed to get some runs by tucking an incoming delivery to fine leg for two runs.

     In the 12th over, rain interrupts play once again, and the covers are brought back onto the field.

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    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  The covers have been removed as the skies clear up, and the groundstaff works quickly. The game is set to resume at 4:55 PM IST.

     After the resumption of play in the 12th over, India’s score is 58/3. Shubman Gill takes a single by flicking the ball towards mid-wicket. Ishan Kishan hits a powerful shot for a SIX over third on a short and wide delivery from Haris Rauf. Kishan displayed some aggressive batting in this over.

     After 13 overs, India’s score is 63/3. Shubman Gill takes a single with an outside edge down to third man. Ishan Kishan gets lucky with a streaky FOUR as he mistimes a flick, finding the outside edge that trickles past the first slip and reaches the boundary. Some uncertainty for the batsmen but valuable runs for India in this over.

     In the 14th over, India’s score is 66/3. Shadab Khan, the first spinner in action, replaces Haris Rauf. Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan play smart cricket by tapping the ball around the field for three singles.

     In the 15th over, India’s score is 72/4. There’s a significant breakthrough for Pakistan as Haris Rauf dismisses Shubman Gill. Rauf changes ends and delivers a sharp in-swinging delivery that cleans up Gill, neutralizing his defense. Gill’s struggling innings comes to an end as Hardik Pandya walks in as the new batsman.

     Shubman Gill is out, b Haris Rauf for 10 runs (32 balls, 1 four).

 

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  In the 16th over, India’s score is 83/4. Ishan Kishan played two confident shots, driving one down the ground for FOUR and tapping a full toss past mid-off for another FOUR. Hardik Pandya added two more runs by playing with the turn through cover.

     After 17 overs, India’s score is 89/4. Ishan Kishan played a confident flick off a quick bumper for FOUR runs, followed by a single. The over also featured a ball that kept low, surprising the wicketkeeper Rizwan and resulting in a bye. Rauf changed his angle, beat Kishan outside the off-stump, and ended the over with a ripper that seamed past Kishan’s inside-half to the keeper.

     After 18 overs, India’s score is 92/4. Mohammad Nawaz bowled a fuller delivery, and Hardik Pandya drove it for a single. Nawaz deceived Ishan Kishan with a loopy, slower delivery, prompting a review by Pakistan for a possible edge. However, Kishan survived as UltraEdge showed no spike, indicating no contact with the bat.

     In the 19th over, India’s score is 94/4. Hardik Pandya drives the first ball through cover for a single. Shadab Khan bowls a tight over, yielding only two runs. Pandya attempts a paddle sweep on the last ball but doesn’t clear the short fine-leg fielder.

     100 up for India:  India reaches 102/4 after 20 overs in a recovery effort, with Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan at the crease.

     In the 21st over, India’s score is 108/4. Ishan Kishan played a well-executed late cut for FOUR runs off Shadab Khan’s delivery. Kishan then drove the ball to long-on for a single in the same over.

     In the 22nd over, India’s score is 112/4. Mohammad Nawaz delivers a flat delivery, and Ishan Kishan slices it towards short third man. A misfield by Shaheen Afridi allows Kishan to collect two runs, and this takes Kishan’s individual score into the forties.

     In the 23rd over, India’s score is 117/4. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya display a superb counter, achieving a 50-run partnership from just 52 deliveries.

     In the 24th over, India’s score is 121/4. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya continue to rotate the strike with well-placed singles as Mohammad Nawaz struggles with his lengths. Nawaz produces a beautiful delivery that draws Hardik forward and sharply drifts past the outside-edge, beating the batsman.

     In the 25th over, India’s score is 127/4. Shaheen Afridi returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan opens the over with a single by tapping the ball towards point. Shaheen delivers a short ball, and Hardik Pandya pulls it through mid-on for FOUR runs.

     In the 26th over, India’s score is 134/4. Mohammad Nawaz continues to bowl. Ishan Kishan plays a lovely drive through the extra-covers region, earning FOUR runs with a boundary.      Additionally, three singles are scored in the over, totaling seven runs from it.

     In the 27th over, India’s score is 135/4. Shaheen Afridi continues to bowl from the other end. Hardik Pandya attempts to cut a short ball but finds a fielder at point, resulting in a dot ball. Shaheen follows it up with a delivery on the middle line, and Pandya defends it with control. After playing three dot balls, Pandya manages to get a single. The over is tight, conceding only one run.

     In the 28th over, India’s score is 140/4. Agha Salman comes into the attack. Hardik Pandya takes a single, which is a no-ball, giving India a free-hit opportunity. Ishan Kishan attempts to capitalize on the free-hit but can only manage a single, taking him to 49 runs. Pandya takes a double after playing three dot balls. The over concludes with another dot ball, and it yields five runs in total.

     Ishan Kishan get his 50:  In the 29th over, India’s score is 147/4. Shadab Khan returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan takes a single, reaching his well-earned fifty, a crucial milestone for India under pressure. Khan delivers a short ball, and Kishan pulls it towards long-on, with a fielding effort by the boundary rider allowing India to secure a boundary. This over contributes seven runs to India’s total.

     Ishan Kishan has achieved an impressive feat by scoring his fourth consecutive ODI fifty in the Asia Cup 2023 match against Pakistan in Pallekele. Notably, this is his first fifty while batting at the number 5 position in his debut innings in that position.

     In the 30th over, India’s score is 149/4. Agha Salman continues to bowl, and only two runs are scored from this over.

     150 up for India:  In the 31st over, India’s score reaches 156/4. Hardik Pandya starts the over by taking a double off Shadab Khan’s delivery, which helps India surpass the 150-run mark. This recovery effort from the batsmen is crucial to keep India in the game. The over concludes with five singles scored from the last five balls.

     There is a drinks break in the match.

     In the 32nd over, India’s score is 160/4. Agha Salman continues to bowl and maintains a tight length, conceding just four runs, which also includes a wide.

     In the 33rd over, India’s score is 168/4. Mohammad Nawaz returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan showcases his brilliance with a remarkable shot, hitting a six as he made room for himself and sent the ball over the bowler’s head for a maximum. The over contributes only a single run from the last four balls, adding seven runs in total.

     50 for Hardik Pandya:  In the 34th over, India’s score reaches 178/4. Agha Salman continues to bowl from the other end. Ishan Kishan displays smart cricket, guiding a low full-toss at short fine leg with a cheeky lap shot for four runs. Hardik Pandya takes a single from the last ball of the over, completing his fifty. The partnership between these two batsmen has been outstanding in this innings for India

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    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  200 up for India:  In the 37th over, India reaches the 200-run mark, with a score of 203/4. Mohammad Nawaz continues to bowl, and Ishan Kishan starts the over with a boundary by pulling the ball to deep mid-wicket. He then takes a single to bring Hardik Pandya on strike, who hits a six on the next ball. A double on the last ball of the over takes India to the 200-run milestone. The over yields 15 runs.

     In the 38th over, India loses a crucial wicket as Ishan Kishan is dismissed. Haris Rauf continues to bowl, and Kishan attempts another big shot, but he can only manage to give a regulation catch to Babar Azam at mid-on. Kishan departs after a fine innings, scoring 82 runs. Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman at the crease. The over yields just one run and a wicket. India is now at 204/5.

     In the 39th over, Shadab Khan replaces Mohammad Nawaz in the attack. He concedes five runs in the over, as India’s total reaches 209/5.

     In the 40th over, India reaches a total of 221/5. Hardik Pandya takes on Haris Rauf, hitting three consecutive boundaries in the over. Pandya’s aggressive batting is boosting India’s run rate.

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  In the 41st over, India adds 5 runs to their total, reaching 226/5. Naseem Shah’s disciplined bowling restricts the Indian batsmen from scoring freely in this over.

     In the 42nd over, India scores 11 runs, taking their total to 237/5. Shadab Khan’s bowling is taken advantage of as the Indian batsmen find the boundaries to accumulate runs.

     In the 43rd over, India adds 2 runs to their total, reaching 239/5. Naseem Shah bowls a tight over, conceding only a single and keeping the Indian batsmen in check.

     In the 44th over, India loses 2 wickets, reaching 242/7. Shaheen Afridi strikes twice in this over, dismissing Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, dealing a blow to India’s batting lineup.

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  In the 45th over, India loses another wicket as Shardul Thakur departs. They are now at 246/8.

     In the 46th over, India reaches 252/8 with a boundary from Jasprit Bumrah.

     India scores 257/8 in 47 overs, with a boundary from Jasprit Bumrah.

     India reaches 261/8 in 48 overs with 4 runs coming in the final over of Shaheen Afridi’s spell. He closed his impressive spell on 10-2-35-4.

     IND 266 all out in 48.5 overs.

     India is bowled out for 266 in 48.5 overs. Naseem Shah picked up two wickets, including the final one of Kuldeep Yadav who nicked an outside delivery to the keeper, reducing India to nine down. Mohammed Siraj, the last man in, managed to score a single run before India’s innings came to an end. Jasprit Bumrah contributed with a 14-ball cameo, hitting a crucial boundary during the final stages of India’s batting innings.

     Weather update

Rain is back just at the end of the Indian innings. The ground has been covered.

Rain continues to delay start

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  Another Inspection at 9PM IST:  

     The umpires will make another inspection at 9 PM IST.

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  During the rain delay, there was an inspection conducted on the field with the light roller in effect around the pitch. Both the Indian and Pakistani captains, Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam, were seen having a discussion with the umpires, likely regarding the conditions and the possibility of resuming play.

     The revised target for Pakistan, calculated under the DLS (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) method, is set at 226 runs to win in 36 overs due to rain interruptions. However, it appears that rain has resumed, which could further impact the proceedings of the match.

     The cutoff time for a 20-over game in this match is set at 10:27 PM IST. If the weather conditions allow and the game can resume before this time, it will be considered a 20-over contest.

     Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any indications of live action resuming anytime soon due to the ongoing rain delays. Weather interruptions can be quite frustrating for both players and fans. Hopefully, the conditions improve, and the game can continue as scheduled.

  India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  Match washed out:

     The match has been officially washed out, and the teams will share a point each. This result means that Pakistan qualifies for the Super 4s. Weather interruptions can be quite disappointing for cricket fans, but safety and fair playing conditions are the top priorities.

     The Asia Cup Group A fixture between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy has been called off due to heavy rain. This unfortunate weather disruption has resulted in the cancellation of the highly anticipated match.

A record made by Pakistan’s pacers:

    India vs Pakistan Asia CUP 2023:  Shaheen Shah Afridi:  That was our plan with the new ball. I think both (Virat and Rohit) were crucial wickets, every batter is the same for me. But I think I liked Rohit’s wicket better. The plans by our fast bowlers worked. Naseem is bowling at 150 kph, really happy with that, he’s really fast. The new ball might swing and seam, nothing much after that. It will be easier to score runs once the ball gets old 

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