IND vs PAK, Asian Cup Super Four: Will rain force another break on reserve day? | cricket

Rain has been a big factor in the ongoing Asia Cup, with almost every match played in Sri Lanka being affected by it. However, India and Pakistan appear to be the worst affected, with torrential rain in Colombo on Sunday pushing the Super 4 match between the arch-rivals to a reserve day, which is Monday.

A ground staff walks over the covers after rain stopped play during the Super Four match between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup (ANI)

Meanwhile, the previous confrontation between the two teams, which was in the group stage, did not yield any results for the same reason. Only one round can be played at a time, and the second is a complete wash.

Rain was already expected to disrupt proceedings on Sunday, but surprisingly the match started in bright and sunny conditions, raising hopes of a full 50-game competition.

However, just at the halfway point of the Indian innings, who were invited to bat by Pakistan, a heavy rain spell halted the contest, after which play was not possible.

The match will now continue from where it left off on Monday as Virat Kohli along with KL Rahul will resume action from 147/2 in 24.1 overs. The match will remain a 50-person side tournament.

But before we get too excited, rain is once again expected to take center stage in the India-Pakistan match on reserve day.

The forecast does not look promising and the rain is likely to trigger another washout between the two sides. according Accuweather, there are 80 percent chances of rain around 5pm in Colombo. On the other hand, work resumes at 3:00 PM local time.

At the same time if we look at the hourly weather forecast, chances of rain never fall below 70 percent after 3 p.m. According to information, the maximum chance of pelting is around 5:30 pm.

Where do India and Pakistan stand at the moment?

It will be a huge blow for India if they once again have to share the spoils with Pakistan, who have already won the Super 4 encounter. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in the Super 4 stage and top the table with a net run rate of +1.051.

India, on the other hand, are playing their first Super 4 match and want to get off to a positive start, especially after the starts made by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Both batsmen slammed half-centuries and added 121 runs for the opening wicket.

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