September 11 (ANI): Colombo [Sri Lanka]: There are some troubling indicators from the Island country before of the start of the Asia Cup Super Four matchup between India and Pakistan at Colombo on the reserve day, putting the prospect of completing the game in question.
The thrilling encounter between India and Pakistan in the Super Four round of the Asia Cup 2023 has been called off and rescheduled for a reserve day after rain prevented play after 24.1 overs on Sunday. The game was interrupted for about four hours today due to the return of the rain. India’s batting will begin today at 147/2, with Virat Kohli (8) and KL Rahul (17) undefeated. Skipper Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58) both achieved fifty.
On the same day, torrential rains fell in Colombo at 7 a.m. The sky is completely overcast.
Furthermore, the onfield suffered significant damage due to visible damp areas at the R Premadas Stadium, where the match is being played. More rain will exacerbate these spots, severely delay the game, or perhaps result in an abandonment with no more activity.
If this game is called off, India and Pakistan will each get one point. After defeating Bangladesh, Pakistan will go to the top of the Super Four rankings with three points. Sri Lanka has already recorded a two-point victory against Bangladesh, thereby eliminating them from the tournament.
In this circumstance, India’s next two matches against Sri Lanka (September 12) and Bangladesh (September 15) are must-wins for India to attain five points.
Losing even one of these matches, or two more washouts, will lower India’s points total to three, putting India’s qualification aspirations in jeopardy. If India were to qualify for the final with three points, it will be determined by how the points table plays out for the other teams based on their results, rain, and net-run-rate.
The remaining matchups before the finals on September 17 in Colombo are India vs. Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, and India vs. Bangladesh. (ANI)