Asia Cup 2023: IND vs PAK Super Four – Weather Forecast, Reserve Day, 11th September, Colombo
Only 24.1 overs game was possible on Sunday in India vs Pakistan Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2023.
India’s scheduled clash against Pakistan was again a washout on Sunday as persistent rain made no play possible after the 24.1 overs in Indian innings. The game has now moved to reserve day as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) kept a reserve day for the big business clash in super 4 round. Team India suffered a lot due to persistent rain in all of their games in Asia Cup 2023. The second innings was not possible against Pakistan in the league game in Kandy, and team India’s chase was curtailed to 23 overs against Nepal at the same venue.
Asia Cup 2023: IND vs PAK Super Four (Reserve Day, 11th September) – Weather Forecast:
There is a 90% chance of rain in Colombo on Monday. According to weather.com, the humidity level will remain the same as it was on Sunday, around 90% in the afternoon. That might cause a few heavy spells of rain if the clouds build up heavily over Colombo. The temperature is likely to remain around 24° C minimum to 28° C maximum throughout the game. The weather is likely to remain overcast, contrary to what we saw on Sunday while the toss happened.
A heavy spell of rain arrived around 5 p.m. on Sunday while India were batting at 147/2 after 24.1 overs. Showers stopped after an hour, but it has caused patches around the R. Premadasa Stadium, prompting umpires to take a little more time before starting. As the situation was improving for a 34 overs game with a 9 PM start, another spell of heavy showers arrived around 8:30 PM, making the umpires take a final call to take the game into reserve.
Indian openers have done a magnificent job against Pakistani pace bowlers. Indian captain Rohit Sharma smashed his 50th ODI half-century and scored 56 runs in 49 balls. His opening partner, Shubman Gill, also had a wonderful day with the bat, as he accompanied his skipper nicely for a 121-runs opening stand in 16.4 overs. Gill also smashed his half-century and scored 58 runs in 52 balls, smashing 10 fours. Shadab Khan got Rohit, and Shaheen got Shubman out.