It is finished! Rain has ended up resulting in the cancellation of the game. There were handshakes in all of the changing rooms. Pakistan and India each received one point from the competition.
Due to severe rain on Saturday, the much-awaited Asia Cup Group match between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy was subsequently cancelled.
The wait was in vain because the umpires decided to cancel the game because of the relentless rain. Even as the inspection was taking place, there were hopes, but when the rain returned, it became clear that it was nearing its conclusion. India and Pakistan are tied in points, and Pakistan, which has previously achieved victory, advances to the Super Four stage. India’s destiny in the competition would be decided by their encounter with Nepal up next.
Pandya and Kishan’s team passed the 100-run partnership mark. In the face of a potent pace onslaught from Pakistan, the pair kept the Men in Blue scoreboard moving. Rauf ended the game’s mammoth 138-run partnership in the 38th over by removing the well-positioned batter, Kishan.
Following the Asia Cup match’s cancellation on Saturday after heavy rainfall in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam, right, shakes hands with India’s captain Rohit Sharma.
Pakistan has gained three points after two games and has advanced to the Super Fours stage following the tie. India plays Nepal on Monday, so they still have to guarantee their place in the next round.
Observing the situation from the covers near the boundary ropes are ground staff. The match was gradually running out of time. Three weather delays during the game made certain that the DLS system would be used today.
After the first innings, when Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya put up a strong 138-run stand for the fifth wicket to assist the Men in Blue in posting 266 runs, the India vs. Pakistan game had to be postponed due to rainfall.
In their opening match of the season, India played first against archrival Pakistan and was limited to 266 all-out in 48.5 overs.
The Pakistani chase, however, was never able to begin because of a heavy downpour that drenched the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka, amid the middle innings.
After a lengthy delay, referee Javagal Srinath decided to call the game off at 9:52 IST without bowling a single ball in the second innings.
Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya were earlier India’s standout batsmen as the Men in Blue reached 266 all-out, although they got off to a terrible start after choosing to bat first.
A 94 percent probability of rainfall and a further 27 percent possibility of thunderstorms were predicted, according to sources.
Rain also posed a threat to India vs. Pakistan’s T20 World Cup encounter from the previous year. The good news was that the weather worked together, and the fans got to enjoy the entire 40-over competition.
A washout would increase Pakistan’s total points to 3 since they previously defeated Nepal in the tournament’s first match, while India, who started their campaign on Saturday, would only have 1 point. While Rohit Sharma and his team are not supposed to have any trouble defeating Nepal, cricket has a history of surprising developments.
After India made 266 in 48.5 overs, no further action was feasible. It appeared as though Pakistan would start their run chase around 9 p.m. IST, but before the umpires came back to the captains, the rain started up again. After an hour, the umpires decided to shake hands because the 20-over deadline was at 10:27 PM and it would have taken 45 minutes for groundsmen to prepare the pitch once the rain stopped.