What Happened? India VS Pakistan, ASIa Cup 2023, Match Called out For Rain

Yasoob Ul Haq

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India VS Pakistan, ASIa Cup 2023

India and Pakistan, the two old Asian rivals played a highly- anticipated match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on September 3, 2023. Before this match, both teams faced each other in the 2019 ODI World Cup when India won. However, the team led by Baber Azam is playing very well as it already has defeated Nepal in their first match in Asia Cup 2023. Baber and Iftikhar were seen in their form to secure centuries which became the main reason to win against Nepal.


The playing XI of the Asian arch-rivals are as follows;

Playing XI

Team IndiaTeam Pakistan Rohit
Rohit Sharma (c)Babar Azam (c)
Shubman GillFakhar Zaman
Virat KohliImam-ul-Haq
Shreyas IyerMohammad Rizwan (wk)
Ishan Kishan (wk)Agha Salman
Hardik PandyaIftikhar Ahmed
Ravindra JadejaShadab Khan
Kuldeep YadavMohammad Nawaz
Mohammed Ahmed-RavindraShaheen Afridi
Jasprit BumrahNaseem Shah
Shardul ThakurHaris Rauf

India won the toss and their Captain Rohit Sharma decided to bat first. The rain interrupted twice during the match. Indian team was surprised with Shaheen Afridi’s tremendous performance. Shaheen consecutively took wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The match got better when Haris Rauf hit harder and Shreyas Iyer got out. Ishan Kishan and Shubam Gill both tried their best to improve scores. But Haris Rauf didn’t give them any chance taking wicket of Shubam Gill again.


Top-order batsmen of India couldn’t survive against lethal Pakistani pacers. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya remained calm and started his partnership with Ishan Kishan. Their coordination added to the scores of their team. Consequently, the big turn in the match happened when Ishan Kishan got out by Haris Rauf. Just after that, Hardik Pandya got out by Shaheen Afridi.

As a result, India lost their 6 significant wickets for just 62 runs.


Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul also went back to the pavilion quickly. Jasprit Bumra stayed on the pitch to show his talent and due to his support, India was able to get a total score of 266 in 48.5 overs.

Then heavy rain turned back after the first part of the match and team Pakistan was not able to perform even though the umpires waited till 9 pm IST. The ground crew required 45 minutes after the rainfall to get it ready. After much wait, the Umpires decided to shook their hands.

After all, because of the great performance of Pakistan, it was decided to give both teams 1 point to qualify for the Super Four stage.

SCORECARD of both teams

India Batting

Rohit Sharma1122252050.00
Shubam GIll1032751031.25
Virat Kohli4781057.14
Sheryas Iyer1491820155.55
Ishan Kishan828111692101.23
Hardik Pandeya87901227196.66
Ravindra Jadeja1422301063.63
Shardul Thakur33500100.00
Kuldeep Yadav413210030.76
Jasprit Bumrah16142330114.28
Mohammad Siraj16142330114.28

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Afridi1023543.50444050
Naseem Shah8.503634.07383040
Shadab Khan905836.44319100
Mohammad Nawaz805506.87163200
Agha Salman402105.25111011

I'm Yasoob-Ul-Haq a UK Safety Certified Chemical Engineer and a highly skilled Content Writer having two years of writing experience on different types of interesting and competent niches. I prefer target oriented work to meet timelines.

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