Monday, July 22
India vs Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023

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India vs Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023: India currently stands at 147/2; the match is set to resume today

Live Update for India vs Pak in the Asia Cup 2023: Rain has made a return, leading the umpires to call off the match. It will now resume on the reserve day, which is tomorrow. India has scored 147/2 in 24.1 overs.

Live Updates for Ind vs Pak in the Asia Cup 2023: Rain once again played spoilsport in this highly anticipated India vs Pakistan clash. India had been dominating the Pakistan pacers, but the match took an abrupt break when Pakistan’s bowlers were attempting a comeback. After numerous pitch inspections and ground staff efforts, the persistent rain forced the match to be called off for the day.

The encounter will resume from the same point on the reserve day, which is scheduled for Monday. At the interruption, India was positioned at 147/2 in 24.1 overs, with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul leading India’s innings. Shadab Khan was in the middle of his bowling spell when the rain intervened, and he is expected to continue his attack on Monday.

In response to Shreyas Iyer’s injury, India made two changes to their playing XI, with KL Rahul replacing him and Jasprit Bumrah rejoining the Indian side.

India’s confidence is bolstered by their recent 10-wicket victory over Nepal. Nonetheless, the Rohit Sharma-led team plans to approach this game differently from their previous encounter, where they struggled against the Pakistani pacers and found themselves at 66/4. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya formed a crucial 100-run-plus partnership to set a target of over 250 runs.

While rain had been a concern, the weather in Colombo appears to have improved.

Key highlights of the Ind vs Pak, Asia Cup 2023 match so far:

  1. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got off to a strong start, providing India with a solid foundation.
  2. Shubman Gill maintained pressure at one end, while Rohit Sharma played cautiously.
  3. Over time, both batsmen began to open up and punished the Pakistan bowlers.
  4. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma both reached their half-centuries, putting Team India in a strong position.
  5. Pakistan secured their first breakthrough as Shadab Khan dismissed Rohit Sharma (56). Shortly after, Shaheen Afridi dismissed Shubman Gill (58).
  6. Rain disrupted the India vs Pakistan match, with the pitch being covered.
  7. Despite multiple pitch inspections, the umpires were not satisfied with the playing conditions. Ground staff made efforts, but rain eventually returned, leading to the match being called off. The game will resume from the same point tomorrow where it left off.