New Delhi: Today, the important match between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 will be played on the reserve day. Talking about this match of Asian Super-4 which started on 10th September, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl. By the time the game was stopped due to rain, Team India had scored 147 runs for 2 wickets in 24.1 overs while playing first. Today the game will start from here. This match is going to be important for both the teams, whoever loses, it will be very difficult for them to reach the final.
For India, captain Rohit Sharma scored 56 runs and Shubman Gill scored 58 runs. KL Rahul is playing on 17 runs and Virat Kohli is playing on 8 runs. It is known that this is Pakistan’s second Super-4 match while the Indian team’s first match. Pakistan had defeated Bangladesh in its first match of Super-4. The match between India and Pakistan is being played at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Talking about Monday morning, there is light drizzle and it is also cloudy. 90 percent rain is expected. In such a situation, it is difficult to have a match even today. If the match is played in fewer overs, then Pakistan can achieve the target of 181 runs in 20 overs. Whichever team loses in this match, it will be very difficult for it to reach the finals. This match is very important especially for Team India.
Indian team may be thrown out
Talking about Super-4, all four teams have to play 3-3 matches in this round. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won their first matches. Both the teams currently have 2-2 points. In such a situation, if the Indian team loses today’s match, then its path to the final will become difficult. If Pakistan wins this match, it will have 4 points in 2 matches while India will have 0 points in 1 match.
Three more matches are to be held in Super-4 in Colombo itself. There is a danger of rain on this match also. In such a situation, if the remaining three matches are cancelled, then Pakistan will have 5 points in 3 matches, Sri Lanka will have 4 points in 3 matches and India will have 2 points in 3 matches. In such a situation, the Indian team will not be able to secure a place in the finals. Bangladesh will have only one point in 3 matches.
Indian team suffered loss even after the match was canceled
If we look at the weather in Colombo, today’s match may get cancelled. This is also no less than a shock for Team India. If the match is cancelled, both India and Pakistan will get one point each. After this, if the next three matches of Super-4 are washed out due to rain, then Pakistan will have 4 points in 3 matches, Sri Lanka will have 4 points in 3 matches and India will have 3 points in 3 matches. Whereas Bangladesh will have one point in 3 matches. Even in this situation, Team India will be out of the title race. Sri Lankan team is the defending champion of the tournament. It has won the Asia Cup title 6 times. Whereas India has captured the title of Asia Cup maximum 7 times, whereas Pakistan team has become champion 2 times.
Indian players will play matches for 3 consecutive days
Rain has brought double trouble for Indian players. The 11 players in the playing-11 including Rohit Sharma will have to play matches for 3 consecutive days. The match against Pakistan started on 10 September, it will be completed on 11 September. On September 12, the Indian team will face Sri Lanka in its second match of Super-4. The final of the tournament is also to be held in Colombo. A reserve day has also been kept by the organizers for the final.
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