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Asia Cup 2023: India vs. Pakistan Live Updates – Rain Threat Looms, Decision on Reserve Day Uncertain

IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Super 4: What Happens if Reserve Day Gets Washed  Out? - News18

Colombo, September 11, 2023 – The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between India and Pakistan, which was disrupted by heavy rain on Sunday, is set to resume today in Colombo. The match had to be postponed to the scheduled reserve day due to unfavorable weather conditions. Cricket fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the showdown between these two cricketing giants.

The rain-marred contest will recommence with India at 147 for 2 in 24.1 overs, with KL Rahul (17*) and Virat Kohli (8*) at the crease. The weather forecast remains a crucial factor in determining whether the match will reach a successful conclusion. The Asian Cricket Council wisely allocated a reserve day for this high-stakes encounter, ensuring that fans get to witness a full 50-overs-a-side match.

In a reversal of traditional roles, Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam, won the toss and chose to invite India to bat first. The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58), delivered an impressive partnership of 121 runs for the opening wicket. Their outstanding performance set a solid foundation for the Indian innings before the rain intervened and brought play to a halt.

As the teams prepare to resume the action today, the fans’ excitement remains palpable. The clash between India and Pakistan has always been a thrilling spectacle, and this Asia Cup encounter promises to deliver another chapter in their storied rivalry.

The Lineups

India (Playing XI):

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul
  • Ishan Kishan (w)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammed Siraj

Pakistan (Playing XI):

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (w)
  • Agha Salman
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Shadab Khan
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Naseem Shah
  • Haris Rauf

With a day filled with thrilling cricket action ahead, fans from both sides of the border eagerly await the resumption of this exciting match. Stay tuned for live updates and all the excitement from the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 encounter between India and Pakistan!

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