Colombo: Play has finally resumed and India are 147-2 against Pakistan in their rain-hit Super Four stage Asia Cup 2023 match in Colombo.
The first match between the two arch rivals in the ongoing tournament was washed out, with the Green Shirts left waiting for their chance to bat.
The second match between the two, which took place on Sunday, was also abandoned after just 24.1 overs of play.
However, this time around, authorities had prepared a contingency plan and announced a reserve day (today) for the Super Four clash — the only game to get the advantage other than the final.
India were 147/2 at the first ball of the 24th over when the play was paused. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will resume their innings when the match starts.
But the rain threat still loomed on Monday. a video of rainfall in the Sri Lankan capital shortly before the match was scheduled to begin, saying, “The Colombo skies have spoken.”
According to The Weather Channel’s forecast, there was an 87 per cent chance of thunderstorms at 2:30pm, with the match scheduled to start at 3pm local time (2:30pm PST).
The report also said that while storms would end by 4pm, more were “possible later”. It said that there was an 80pc chance of thunderstorms at 7:30pm.