Pak vs India Live: Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against archrival India in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match, which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Today’s match marks a highly-anticipated showdown as both teams seek to resume their rivalry following a rain-interrupted game in Pallekele. During that match, India managed to score 266 runs in 48.5 overs before rain halted play. Pakistan, currently leading the points table, was unable to commence their chase due to adverse weather conditions.
Following a convincing seven-wicket win against Bangladesh in their first Super Four match, Pakistan is eager to sustain their impressive form in the Asia Cup.
Captain Babar Azam announced their decision to bowl first, citing the presence of moisture on the pitch as a factor to exploit. He acknowledged the high-intensity rivalry with India but emphasized taking it one match at a time. Babar Azam expressed the team’s focus on the upcoming game.
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India, in contrast, is entering their first Super Four stage match and is keen to bat first. Captain Rohit Sharma acknowledged the initial challenge but drew confidence from their previous batting performance. He stressed the importance of focusing on one game at a time.
The group stage encounter between India and Pakistan on September 2 was disrupted by rain in Pallekele, leaving fans anxious about the weather. Although there is a 90% chance of precipitation, the morning in Colombo, according to ESPNcricinfo, was bright and sunny on Sunday.
However, in the event of rain interrupting the match later in the day, the fixture will be rescheduled for Monday, the designated reserve day for this clash.
This match holds significant importance as a single loss in the Super Four stage could push a team closer to a “must-win” situation. With Sri Lanka, a formidable side, set to face both of these teams in the following week, the two points at stake today are highly coveted.
Furthermore, there exists a possibility that this fixture might be the last India vs. Pakistan encounter in the 2023 Asia Cup, given that Sri Lanka is a strong contender for the finals. Historically, India and Pakistan have never met in an Asia Cup final.”