India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Super 4 Clash Pushed to Reserve Day Due to Rain, IND to Resume From 147/2
The Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between India and Pakistan was again ruined by rain. Because it kept raining, the match will now be settled on September 11, which is the reserve day.
Play will pick up where it left off on Sunday. This means that India will continue playing from where it left off, which is 147/2. No overs have been lost.
Rohit Sharma's team played on September 10, and they will play again on Monday. On Tuesday, September 12, they will play against Sri Lanka. This means that the Men in Blue will play three games in a row, which will be hard on their health.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bowl first, but his choice failed when the first two batsmen for India, Shubman and Rohit, came out swinging.
Rohit, the leader of India, hit his 50th half-century in one-day internationals. Shubman Gill also hit a fifty, which was his first against Pakistan. Together, the two put on 121 runs to start the game.
Rohit hit 56 runs off of 49 balls. He hit six fours and four sixes, including two in a row, against Shadab. Gill, on the other hand, hit ten fours and hit 58 runs in 52 balls.
Early on, they made sure that India's hitters countered Pakistan's fast bowling, which put them under a lot of pressure. However, Shadab Khan got rid of Rohit and Shaheen Shah Afridi got rid of Gill as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul tried to get India back on track.
The score was 147/2 when it started to rain, and even though the ground staff did a great job, play couldn't start again because the rain kept hiding.
The Indian team will play on a reserve day for the first time since 2019. With 24.1 overs already played, Rohit and the rest of the team will be glad that they will get to play all fifty overs and the match won't be cut down to 20 overs.
So far in the Asia Cup 2023, the Indian team hasn't had a chance to bowl all fifty overs. Their first group stage game against Pakistan was rained out, so the Indian bowlers didn't get to throw a single ball.
The Men in Blue bowled out Nepal before the full fifty overs could be played, and Indian batting was stopped at 147/2 against Pakistan, but they will get to bat the full fifty overs if it rains on the reserve day.
Virat was at 8 runs off 16 balls, and Rahul was at 17 runs off 28 balls. The Indian pair will try to start over on the spare day and build on what the Indian openers have done so far.