The highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 clash between Pakistan and India has faced a setback due to heavy rain in Colombo. At the time when the match was stopped, India had scored 147 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 24.1 overs.
If India cannot resume their batting today, and Pakistan is tasked with chasing a 20-over target, then that target would be 181 runs. On the other hand, if both teams are allowed the same number of overs, the target for Pakistan would be 206 runs to win in 24 overs.
As per the playing conditions, if no further play is possible today, the game will resume from the same point tomorrow with no overs lost.
In a scenario where the match will be reduced to 24 overs per side and play will set to resume, but rain intervened after just one over has been bowled, forcing the abandonment of play for the day. Since the match will already be resumed before the rain interruption, it will continue on the Reserve Day with the same reduced overs format, which is 24 overs per side.
However, if there’s a chance to have a 20-over chase today, the umpires will make every effort to complete a shortened game today instead of utilizing the reserve day.
The mercurial Colombo weather has injected suspense into this already highly anticipated match, keeping fans and players on their toes in anticipation of what promises to be an exhilarating cricket clash between these cricketing giants.