What are the chances of rain during the reserve day of the India-Pakistan match in Colombo?

Rain hampered the India-Pakistan match in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Super 4 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The weather forecast for Sunday was grim, with rain and thunderstorms at different parts of the day.

However, the proceedings started encouragingly. There was no rain at all in Colombo in the morning. On the contrary, conditions were very bright and sunny. Even the draw for the India vs Pakistan match took place on time – at 2:30 PM IST. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Unfortunately, only 24.1 overs were bowled in India’s innings before rain halted proceedings and it was not possible to play again on the day. The Men in Blue got off to an excellent start as skipper Rohit Sharma (56 off 49) and Shubman Gill (58 off 52) added 121 runs for the opening wicket in 16.4 overs. But both batsmen fell in quick succession to Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi respectively.

When the rain stopped play in Colombo in the third match of the Super 4 round, Virat Kohli was hitting 8 off 16 balls and KL Rahul on 17 off 28 deliveries. India were 1472/ after 24.1 overs.

The result can be achieved on the same Sunday if both teams can play 20 overs each. India have already played more than 20 overs, and if Pakistan also play at least 20 overs in their innings, we will get a result.

Colombo weather forecast for Monday, September 11

In case the super match between India and Pakistan in the 2023 Asia Cup cannot be completed on Sunday, the reserve day on Monday will be used. However, the weather forecast for Reserve Day is not promising either.

According to AccuWeather, conditions during the day will remain cloudy with thunderstorms expected as well. The probability of rain is 99 percent, while the probability of thunderstorms is 59 percent. Cloud cover will be around 95 percent.

The weather in Colombo is expected to remain cloudy in the afternoon as well. The probability of rain is 92 percent, while cloud cover is likely to rise to 99 percent. The weather app forecast more rain in the evening with a thunderstorm as well.

While the probability of rain during this phase is 77 percent, cloud cover is expected to reach 100 percent.

India’s match against Pakistan in the group stage was also affected due to the weather. The Men in Blue scored 266 runs first, but there was no score as Pakistan were unable to bat due to rain.

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Edited by Renne Welbin Albert

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