In the Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Pakistan, India emerged victorious with a massive 228-run margin, thanks to stellar performances. KL Rahul (111*) and Virat Kohli (122*) both notched centuries, setting the stage for India’s success in Colombo.
Rahul and Kohli’s centuries were complemented by half-centuries from Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58). Their impressive batting display propelled India to a commanding first-innings total of 356/2 in 50 overs. It’s worth noting that this match experienced a rain delay, leading to its resumption on the reserve day. Despite the delay and a delayed start of one hour and 40 minutes, the contest remained a full 50-over game.
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Rain also played a role in India’s Asia Cup opener against Pakistan, and the weather has been a subject of intense discussion throughout the Sri Lanka leg of the tournament. Rain is anticipated to persist in the Sri Lankan capital during the Super 4s. The Asian Cricket Council’s decision to allocate a reserve day only for the India-Pakistan encounter and the final match has sparked controversy within the cricketing community.