Persistent rain showers have delayed the highly anticipated Super 4 stage showdown between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It will now be played on the reserve day, September 11th.
In a crucial Super 4 stage encounter, India, after being asked to bat first by Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam made a remarkable start. The opening duo of skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill launched a breathtaking assault on the formidable Pakistani bowling attack. Together, they crafted a partnership of 121 runs, which put India in a commanding position.
But in a span of just seven balls, both Rohit and Gill departed after scoring 56 and 58, runs respectively.. Virat Kohli (8*) and KL Rahul (17*) were at the crease when the rain stopped play.
R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report:
R. Premadasa Stadium’s pitch traditionally favours spinners, but it also benefits batters with its rapid outfield and relatively tight boundaries. Seasoned pacers who understand the intricacies of varying their delivery speeds also find success here. Chasing on this surface is quite challenging.
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Colombo Weather Report:
The weather forecast for Colombo today is a cause for concern as it presents a gloomy outlook with a daunting 77% chance of rain. The forecast indicates a high humidity level of approximately 90%. Additionally, the wind is expected to blow at a moderate rate of 18 km/h.
IND vs PAK, Playing XI:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf