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Wednesday, 06 December 2023 8.16 PM IST

Asia Cup: India-Pakistan match called off due to rain, Pakistan advance to Super Four


KANDY: The group stage match between India and Pakistan has been called off due to rain, with both teams sharing one point each.

With this, Pakistan has secured a total of three points in two matches. They had got two points previously after winning their first match against Nepal. They have qualified for the Super Four stage. India has one point now and they must beat Nepal in their next match on September 4 to move to the Super Four stage.

India had posted 266/10 in 48.5 overs in their innings. Men in Blue, boosted by the return of pacer Jasprit Bumrah, did not get to show off their bowling prowess as rain did not allow any further action.
Ishan Kishan's unbridled 82 and Hardik Pandya's blinding batting display at Pallekele helped India post 266 after Pakistan's pacer attack dismantled Men in Blue's top order in their Asia Cup 2023 campaign opener here at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Kishan and Pandya's stand of 138 off 140 balls laid the foundation for India's total of 266. Pakistan's pacer attack was too good for the Indian batter as they bundled out Men in Blue for 266 in 48.5 overs.
For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi was the wrecker-in-chief as he dismantled India's top order and took the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah bagged three-wicket hauls each.

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