India and Pakistan will play yet again in the Asia Cup 2023 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
Their first match, played during the group stage in Kandy, was washed away due to rain. And now, a week later, rain again threatens the fate of this contest.
The chances of precipation are the highest around noon and gradually reduce as the day goes on. Some forecasts earlier had predicted for rain after 2PM.
What happens in case of rain today?
The match officials will make all possible efforts to end the match today. This include:
- Reducing the number of overs to get a result. A minimum of 20 overs need to be bowled in each innings to constitute a result.
- The hours of play can be extended by 90 minutes on match day
- If the match cannot be completed on Sunday, the teams will attempt to finish it on Monday, continuing from where they left off
Play called off for the day. India will continue its innings tomorrow from where it left off. We will have a full 50-over game if there is no rain delay tomorrow. Join us tomorrow for updates from the reserve day’s play.
The rain has increased steadily reports Dhruva from the stadium.
A slight drizzle being reported from the venue just as the umpires walked out for the inspection.
News from the ground. Next inspection at 8:30 PM with a view to start the game from 9 PM.
Another round of inspections to be conducted at 8 PM IST.
The wet patch being covered with sawdust is a contentious issue for the umpires.
An update from the ground just a few minutes away from the scheduled inspection.
An inspection is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST which is 25 mins away. We will get more clarity once the umpires have a look.
The ground staff trying their best to remove the standing water from the ground. Will take some time reckons Amol.
We are set to start losing overs from 6:22 PM says Dhruva. But looks like the rain has stopped for now.
Amol and Dhruva, our reporters from the ground, say that the rain has gotten slightly heavier at the stadium. Not a good sign.
Some good news from our reporter in Colombo, Dhruva Prasad.
Looks like the slight drizzle is continuing at the ground. The ground staff are clearing standing water from the covers. Seems like we are still quite a way away from the resumption of play.
Here is another update from our reporter Amol Karhadkar from the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Live pictures showing one or two covers being moved. Quite a few puddles still. Even if the rain stops we will have a delay in clearing the standing water.
Sportstar’s reporter Amol Karhadkar says the clouds are starting to clear at the moment. There is a faint hope that rain will stop. Quite a few puddles on the ground still though.
Looks like the ground staff will have a herculean task to do once the rain subsides.
Some not so good news from our reporter Dhruva from Colombo.
Dark clouds looming on the background as we look at live pictures. Dhruva, our reporter from Colombo with the update as well. And the covers are coming on at the Premadasa. It is absolutely pouring at the moment.
Seems like the drizzle was a false alarm. Sun is beating down in Colombo at the moment.
Not good news to share this time. Our reporter Dhruva Prasad saying that a slight drizzle has started at the stadium.
Pakistan wins the toss and Babar opts to bowl first. Rohit Sharma says he was looking to bat first anyway. Shreyas Iyer is out with a back spasm and KL Rahul will replace him in the playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah back as well.
Sportstar’s reporter Amol Karhadkar with an update from the ground. Looks like the sun is beating down in Colombo.
Here is our reporter Dhruva Prasad with another update on the weather conditions in Colombo.
Skies looking clear at Colombo. Looks like we will have a timely start to the game. The current forecast says there are chances for rain after the 40th over mark of the first essay.
Different rules for different entities: The decision to add a reserve day to the only the India vs Pakistan fixtures irked a few people. Here is Amol Karhadkar explaining the reason behind the last minute addition into the tournament.
Looks like the weather is holding on at the moment. No real threat of rain. A little bit of cloud cover but the rain forecast is for the afternoon though.
The weather held up for the game on Saturday between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and it seems okay to play right now as well. Our reporter Dhruva Prasad with an update from Colombo.
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India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve).
IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming Details
What time will the IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match start?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match will start at 3:00 PM IST on Sunday, September 10.
Where can I watch the IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match today?
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match will be telecast live on the Star Sports network and will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
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