India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 : Match Called off Due to Rain

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 : Match Called off Due to Rain
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The match between India and Pakistan in the 2023 Asia Cup was called off due to rain. India and Pakistan share points with the rain cutting off a promising contest. Pakistan quicks were on fire in Kandy before Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya came to India’s rescue.

Pakistan’s pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah made history by taking all 10 Indian wickets in an Asia Cup ODI match. The match was eventually washed out due to rain, but the performance of the Pakistani bowlers will go down in the record books.

Afridi was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 wickets for 35 runs. He was particularly impressive in the early overs, dismissing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Rauf and Naseem also bowled well, taking 3 wickets apiece.

India’s batting was never really at ease against the Pakistani pace attack. The only bright spot was the 138-run partnership between Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket. Kishan made 82 runs off 81 balls, while Pandya scored 87 off 90 balls.

The result means that Pakistan have qualified for the Super Four stage of the tournament, while India will need to win their final group match against Nepal to progress.

Here are some additional details :

  • The match was played in overcast conditions, which made it difficult for the batsmen to score runs.
  • The rain interrupted the match several times, and it was eventually called off with 20 overs still left to be played.
  • The Pakistan bowlers were able to exploit the conditions and bowl with good pace and accuracy.
  • The 138-run partnership between Kishan and Pandya was the highest fifth-wicket partnership for India against Pakistan in ODIs.
  • Kishan’s innings was particularly impressive, as he came in to bat at a difficult time and played some fluent strokes.
  • Pandya also played a valuable innings, and his partnership with Kishan helped India to recover from a poor start.

India vs Pakistan : INDIA’S SCORECARD 


Rohit Sharma (c) 11 (22)

Shubman Gill 10 (32)

Virat Kohli 4 (7)

Shreyas Iyer 14 (9)

Ishan Kishan 82 (81)

Hardik Pandya 87 (90)

Ravindra Jadeja 14 (22)

Shardul Thakur 3 (3)

Kuldeep Yadav 4 (13)

Jasprit Bumrah 16 (14)

Pakistan bowling: 

Salman Ali Agha 0/21 (4)

Muhammad Nawaz 0/55 (8)

Shadab Khan 0/57 (9)

Haris Rauf 3/58 (9)

Naseem Shah 3/36 (8.5)

Shaheen Afridi 4/35 (10)

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