If no further action is possible on Sunday, the match will resume from the same point on Monday.© AFP
The blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan was interrupted due to rain in Colombo on Sunday. This comes after Pakistan opted to bowl and India openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill did the damage with the bat in the first powerplay. Rohit (56) and Gill (58) hit back-to-back half-centuries before dying in quick succession. India were 147/2 in 24.1 overs when rain halted proceedings. KL Rahul, who replaced Shreyas Iyer in the XI, was unbeaten on 17, while Virat Kohli was batting on 8.
If no further action is possible on Sunday, the match will resume on Monday from the point at which it was suspended. For the record, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced a reserve day for the Super 4 clash between India and Pakistan.
“A spare day has been arranged for the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between Pakistan and India, which is scheduled to take place on September 10, 2023 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo,” the ACC said in a statement.
“If bad weather suspends play during the match between Pakistan and India, the match will continue on September 11, 2023 from the point it was suspended,” the statement said.
Notably, there will be no reserve day for the other Super 4 matches in Sri Lanka.
Last week, the group stage match between India and Pakistan was canceled after rain washed out the entire second innings.
However, the exemption has been granted keeping in mind that the clash between arch-rivals, India and Pakistan, generates a lot of revenue for the broadcasters.
The weather forecast had previously predicted that rain could play spoilsport on both match day and reserve day, with more than 90 per cent cloud cover and isolated thunderstorms.
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