India-Pakistan Reserve Day: The India-Pakistan match in the Asia Cup could not start on time even on the reserve day due to rain. It has been raining intermittently since Monday morning on the grounds of Colombo. At present, the rain has stopped and the covers are being removed from the field.
Intermittent rain even on India-Pakistan Reserve Day
In such a situation, there is confusion in the reserve day game also, because the forecast has predicted 100 percent rain here.
A day earlier on Sunday, this Super-4 match was stopped due to heavy rain and a wet outfield, which is to be played today (Reserve Day) from 3:00 pm at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The match will start again from where it was stopped. By the time the game was stopped, Team India had scored 147 runs after losing two wickets in 24.1 overs and will play further with this score.
Ground staff kept drying the field for 5 hours
Heavy rain started at 4:52 p.m. during the Indian innings. Due to rain for about one and a half hours, some parts of the field became very wet. The ground staff kept trying to dry those parts for about 4 hours. Sometimes the staff resorted to disposal, and sometimes an attempt was made to dry those spots with fan air.
During this period, the umpires also inspected the field several times. They were inspecting for the fourth time at 8:30 pm when the rain returned and it was decided to hold the match on the reserve day.
Rohit and Gill were out after scoring half-centuries
Before the match was stopped, Team India, playing first, had scored 147 runs for two wickets in 24.1 overs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 8 and KL Rahul is unbeaten on 17 runs.
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