India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya’s fighting knocks collapse, Pakistan qualified for Super Four
India vs Pakistan Live Score: On Saturday, the match between India and Pakistan in the third match of the Asia Cup was not decided. The match between the two teams was canceled. As the match was cancelled, both teams got one each. In this way, Pakistan got three points in two matches. He defeated Nepal in his first match. On the other hand, India has one point in one match. Now they have to beat Nepal in the match to be held on September 4 to reach the Super-Four. Pakistan is the first team to make it to the Super Four.
India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. Team India could not play even 50 overs. They were bowled out for 266 in 48.5 overs. Pakistan’s innings could not start due to rain. After a long wait, the umpires spoke to the two captains and declared the match called off.
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India and Pakistan, Whenever the two teams face each other on the cricket field, there is an explosion of emotion. No matter where the two arch-rivals meet in any part of the world, there is no place for a mole in the audience. The Asia Cup 2023 Group A match was no exception. It was at this Pallekele ground that the Sri Lankans did not gather much to watch their team Sri Lanka’s match a couple of days ago. Dasun Shanaka won against Bangladesh, but there was not much fuss. But against Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, and Shaheen Shah Afridi performed, people came to the field of Kandy today to see how they performed. The number of local Sri Lankans, along with Indian-Pakistani citizens, was no less.
Four years later, India and Pakistan met in One Day International Cricket (ODI). Both camps were trying to see which point the two teams stand in the 50-over format in the group stage match. It was known that there was a rainstorm in the game. Despite cloudy skies, Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and he decided to bat first against Pakistan’s star-studded pace trio. Today, of course, the hitman’s crack didn’t work.
India vs Pakistan Live Score: At the start, India lost four wickets in the magic of Shaheen and Harris Rouf.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Subhman Gill, Shreyas Iyar – all the stars of the top order have written their names in the book of failure today. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya gave direction to the innings. The duo’s 138-run partnership took the team to 266 runs. Expectations of seeing a high-voltage run chase, however, did not go away today. Not a single ball was played in the second innings due to rain. The match was abandoned by the organisers at 10 pm. The two teams had to be content with sharing the points.
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India vs Pakistan Live Score: India’s top-order is in shambles with pace-
Did indian batting stars have a heart attack when they see the left-arm pacer running into the run-up? Given the performance of the past few years, it’s not particularly surprising. Earlier, Trent Boult had cracked Team India’s batting in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Earlier this year, Mitchell Starc was seen pushing India on the back foot in the ODI series. Shaheen Shah Afridi even caught the ‘Men in Blue’ with the new ball in the T20 World Cup. India’s left-arm pace did not cut the juice of asia cup 2023. Shaheen Shah Afridi has once again brought back the memories of the 2021 World Cup. Rohit and Shubman Gill started cautiously today. But after 4.2 overs were played, the break was taken for half an hour due to rain, which changed the course of the match.
Shaheen started bowling good length instead of full length to resume play. And that’s when the indian top-order’s sand dunes collapsed quickly. Rohit Sharma was bowled as he could not handle the ball coming in. His innings did not go beyond 11 runs. Then Kohli came back. He always played well against Pakistan. But today the ‘Law of Average’ hit his batting. He was also bowled by Shaheen. He scored 4 runs. The experience of returning to the field after recovering from injury was not a happy experience for Shreyas Iyer. He started the innings aggressively but was caught at mid-wicket by Fakhar Zaman while trying to pull haris rauf. He scored 14 off 9 balls. Shubman Gill looked helpless against the Pakistan pacers. After a long fight, his off-stump was also blown off Rauf.
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Ishan & Hardik’s Inning save Team India-
4 wickets for 66 runs in 14.1 overs – such was the condition of Team India’s scoreboard at one time. Pallekele’s twenty-two yards reminded him of Headingley or Edgbaston. Pakistan has plagued India with the poison of swing. Most of the experts did not see more than 150 to 200 runs on the scoreboard. But they were proved wrong by Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya. He not only brought India back into the match with a brilliant fifth-wicket stand, but also put them in a fighting position. In the absence of KL Rahul, Ishan played at number five as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He didn’t realize for a moment that he was actually an opener. Whether it was the pace of Shaheen-Haris or the spin of Shadab-Nawaz, he played in a fluent manner. No praise is enough for his 81-ball 82, which included nine fours and two sixes, despite the pain of the cramps.
Hardik Pandya is the brightest light of Indian batting in today’s match. Earlier, he played a fighting knock in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. Kohli was also given proper help in last year’s T20 World Cup match. Even today, his bat lit up against his arch-rivals. First, he took time to settle down at the crease. Then he opened his hand. He was also seen hitting Haris Rauf for three consecutive boundaries. Despite missing out on a hundred, his 90-ball 87 was worth it. Shaheen (4-35), Haris (3-58) and Naseem (3-36) became the first pace trio to take a full ten wickets in an Asia Cup match. Chasing India’s 266, pallekele’s pitch would have been challenging for Babar’s men as well, but nature did not give Siraj-Bumrah a chance to be tested with the white ball.
India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup, PAK vs IND Summary-
Team India- 266/10 (48.5)
Rohit Sharma (Captain) 11 (22)
Shubman Gill 10 (32)
Virat Kohli 4 (7)
Shreyas Iyer 14 (9)
Ishan Kishan 82 (81)
Hardik Pandya (VC) 87 (90)
Ravindra Jadeja 14 (22)
Shardul Thakur 3 (3)
Kuldeep Yadav 4 (13)
Jasprit Bumrah 16 (14)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4/35 (10)
Haris Rauf 3/58 (9)
Naseem Shah 3/36 (8.5)
Salman Ali Agha 0/21 (4)
Muhammad Nawaz 0/55 (8)
Shadab Khan 0/57 (9)