Pallekale: India-Pakistan match abandoned due to rain. The match was called off due to incessant rain. As the match was abandoned, both teams would be awarded one point each.
Earlier, India-Pakistan teams played a multi-test today in the league match of the Asia Cup cricket series held at Pallekale Stadium, Sri Lanka. The Indian team won the toss and chose to bat. Rohit Sharma and Subman Gill were the openers for the Indian team. Rohit Sharma hit 2 fours to give Subman Gil Nitaman confidence. But that hope didn’t last long. In the 5th over, Shaheen Afridi bowled the ball. He left on 11 runs.
Virat Kohli hit a four as the fans chanted ‘Singam Kalam Akariduchu’ and the stadium was surrounded by dark clouds. But once again Afridi equalized by bolting the wicket like his compatriot Rohit Sharma. Kohli scored only 4 runs. At the end of 7 overs, the Indian team lost 2 wickets and scored 30 runs.
Next came Shreyas Iyer. He added 14 runs. left On the other hand Subman Gill saved his wicket by taking only 6 runs off 21 balls as if nothing happened on such a pitch. The game was delayed in the 12th over due to rain. In the next 10 runs, Haris Raoob bowled the ball and left Gill Boltaky. India added 72 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 15 overs.
Hardik Pandya came to the field in this situation. Ishan Kishan-Hardik Pandya teamed up to hit the Pakistan balls to get the fans excited as ‘the game is about to start’. Such was the joy of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma watching from the pavilion. The pair managed to win the entire match without losing a wicket and scored runs by crossing the half-century.
Haris Raoob took the wicket of Ishan Kishan in the 37th over. Ishan scored 82 runs off 81 balls. At the end of 40 overs, India scored 221 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya was out with 87 runs in the 43rd over. Ravindra Jadeja wicket for 14 runs in the same over. Next up Shardul Thakur departs for 3 runs; Then Kuldeep Yadav returned to the pavilion with 4 runs and the game slowly turned towards Pakistan. In the 48th over, Bumrah ended the game with 14 runs. Losing all wickets, the Indian team added 266 runs.
For Pakistan team, Shaheen Afridi took maximum 4 wickets and Haris Raoob and Naseem Shah took 3 wickets each.