The ongoing India vs. Pakistan Super Four clash in the Asia Cup 2023 faced an unfortunate interruption due to adverse weather conditions in Colombo. The match was suspended with India at 147 for 2 in 24.1 overs at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. To compensate for the lost playtime, the reserve day will be activated, extending Team India’s consecutive days on the field.
They will aim to complete the game against Pakistan on Monday and immediately face Sri Lanka in their second Super Four encounter on Tuesday at the same venue. Rain delays in cricket are often exasperating, and the situation in Colombo was no different. Players from both teams had to patiently wait for the match to resume.
Notably, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were spotted in the stands, trying to gauge the weather conditions. A video capturing their observations became viral on social media, drawing humorous comparisons to individuals waiting for special occurrences like the moon’s appearance during festivals such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Karwa Chauth.
Reminds me of Swades movie! Jese vo banda aasmaan ko dekh k mausam ka haal batata hay NASA May kam karney waley Mohan bhai ko 😂😂
— Jawwad (@jawwad09) September 10, 2023
For us this happens on karwa chauth😜
— Shashank Singh (@shashankneepco) September 10, 2023
Virat Shadab ko badlooan mai dhoond raha hai
— 🇵🇸صوفی (@Believer1156) September 10, 2023
In childhood,when a helicopter or aeroplane passed in the sky.
— Manash Ranjan Parida (@ManashR58707842) September 10, 2023
Jab ped par ball atak jaye 😭
— Harsh Points (@HarshPoints) September 10, 2023
wo dekh sone ki chidhiyaaa….🐦
— Poornesh Singh (@singhaa40) September 10, 2023
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) September 10, 2023
Here’s an overview of India’s revised schedule due to the rain interruption:
- September 10: India, after being asked to bat first, posted a formidable opening partnership of 121 runs, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill each scoring half-centuries. However, the game was halted in the 25th over and subsequently called off.
- September 11: If the weather permits a prompt start on the Reserve Day, India will resume their innings from 147/2 in 24.1 overs, with KL Rahul at 17* and Virat Kohli at 8*. In case of another washout, both teams will share a point.
- September 12: India is scheduled to face Sri Lanka in their second Super Four match in Colombo, provided the weather conditions improve for a full contest.