All cricket lovers were eagerly awaiting the match between India and Pakistan at Asia Cup 2023. After a long break of four years, both teams faced each other in ODI format, but in the end it rained so the match was cancelled. After the end of the Indian inning, the umpires finally decided to abandon the game as the rain that had started in Kandy didn’t stop.
Team India decided to bat first after winning the toss in that game. Due to the brilliant performance of the Pakistani fast bowlers, the Indian team couldn’t even play the full 50 runs and only had to score 266 runs in 48.5 overs. In the Indian team’s innings, Ishaan Kishan scored 82 runs and vice-captain Hardik Pandya played crucial innings with 87 runs. After that, the team got the third-highest score of fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who hit 16 runs.
After the cancellation of this game, all cricket fans were visibly disappointed. At the same time, some fans expressed their reaction via social media. The tweet by the former Indian player Irfan Pathan also went viral.
TV bach gaye aaj aaj bhot saare padosiyon ke;)
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 2, 2023
If your team bats 50 overs and the opposing team does not get a ball to play: pic.twitter.com/USstUcoYR7
– Ketan | Kitan (@Badka_Bokrait) September 2, 2023
Fan reaction to rain
1. When India was 51/3
2. When the game was abandoned pic.twitter.com/PUC8081i11
— Sindhi Chhokro (@Piyush_seerwani) September 2, 2023
The game has been cancelled. Thank you Pandya and Ishan Kishan for playing to the end otherwise we would have lost by 10 wickets.
— Sunil the Cricketer (@1sInto2s) September 2, 2023
— Momin Saqib (@mominsaqib) September 2, 2023
Rain to India and Pakistan: pic.twitter.com/QdY4MmQ75j
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 2, 2023
— John’s (@JohnyBravo183) September 2, 2023
— Awais Raza (@awaiswains20) September 2, 2023
– A (@chocjunkee) September 2, 2023
I’ve been waiting for a Pakistan-India game all year only to have it canceled due to rain 🤡 pic.twitter.com/j7MqLuN466
— AIZA 🚩 (@aizagraphy) September 2, 2023
With the cancellation of this game, the Pakistani team has qualified for the Super 4. In their first group game, Pakistan defeated the Nepalese team by 238 runs. Captained by Babar Azam, the Pakistan team will play their first Super 4 game against the other team that qualified from Group B at the Lahore stadium on September 6th.
On the other hand, because of the cancellation of this game, the Indian team may have gotten 1, but in order to reach the Super 4, it is necessary to win the game against the Nepalese team on September 4th.