India vs Pakistan match has been called off due to rain. We saw some brilliant cricket in the first half as Pakistan’s fast bowlers got the better of Indian batters at the beginning and the end of the innings. In between, Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan, played, arguably, their best ODI innings to date. But the rain had the final say. It was expected to delay the start, but the match started on time. The radar for the evening was clear but, as Babar said last evening, Sri Lanka weather is unpredictable.
India bowled out by Pakistan for 266 in 48.5 overs. Hardik Pandya was top scorer with 87 runs in the first inning while Shaheen Afridi took 4 wickets.
INDIA 252/8 (46 Overs)
Right after the much needed wicket of Hardik Pandya, Shaheen Shah Afridi takes Jadeja’s wicket and on his first ball of 45th over Naseem succeeds in getting Shardul’s wicket.
INDIA 127/4 (25 Overs)
INDIA 108/4 (21 Overs)
Shubman Gill bowled out by Haris Rauf
INDIA 76/4 (15.1 Overs)
Indian batsman Shubman Gill has been bowled out by a blistering Haris Rauf delivery on the first ball of the 14th over.
Hardik Pandaya has come in to bat with India now four wickets down.
Rain interrupts play again
Rain has once again interrupted the Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan-India match.
Covers have been pulled out while players have left for their dressing rooms.
This is the second rain interruption in the match. More rain has been forecast for later in the night.
INDIA 51/3 (11.3 Overs)
India lose three wickets in 10 overs
Pakistan got three wickets of Indian batters inside of the first 10 overs of the Asia Cup 2023 clash between the arch-rivals. Shaheen Afridi took two crucial wickets — Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, while Haris Rauf took Shreyas Iyer’s wicket.
INDIA 48/3 (10 Overs)
INDIA 42/2 (8 Overs)
Rain in Kandy
Pakistan-India match was delayed for a bit due to rain in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
India is at 15/0 after 4.2 overs.
India wins the toss, chooses to bat first
India has won the crucial toss in the match with Pakistan and chosen to bat first.
The Indian team’s decision came right after light rain came down on Pallekele stadium.
Fears of the match getting a delayed start have been out to rest for now, however, there is still a chance of rain later in the day.