Rain expected on Reserve Day of Super 4 clash
The 16th edition of the Asia Cup is sure to love the rain. Especially for the matches related to the Indian cricket team.
Pakistan’s stage of the 2023 Asia Cup, which includes three group stage matches and the Pakistan vs Bangladesh Super Four match, proceeded smoothly and the matches were played under clear skies.
However, the final in Sri Lanka has not gone so smoothly thanks to the unsettled weather. Not only did the Group A meeting between India and Pakistan in Palkele end in a washout, the Men in Blue had to spend a lot of time in the dressing room in their next game, against Nepal at the same venue. India eventually chased down a revised target of 145 in 23 overs to collect their first win of the campaign.
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Although the Super Four clash between India and Pakistan at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium began in bright and sunny conditions, dark clouds soon began to gather in the skies above. It didn’t take long for a heavy shower to make its way to Sri Lanka’s premier cricket venue and surprise the RPS ground team, the latter of whom struggled to get the covers off due to the strong winds accompanying the pour out.
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India got off to a strong start earlier with skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill coming up with a solid response against Pakistan’s red-hot attack after taking on Pallekele. Both Rohit (56) and Gill (58) slammed half-centuries and shared a 121-run opening partnership in sharp contrast to the proceedings at Pallekele last Saturday, where India were reduced to 66/4 before Ishan Kishan arrived and Hardik Pandya to. the rescue.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan and pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi later helped Pakistan claw back by dismissing Rohit and Gill. Virat Kohli (8) and KL Rahul (17) had built a steady third-wicket stand with Rahul producing a couple of crisp boundaries in his first competitive match since May when rain made its way and no further action was possible on Sunday.
With action set to resume on Reserve Day and India looking to pick up where they left off the day before, let’s take a look at the Colombo weather forecast for Monday:
The rain will probably look different
For players and fans praying for clear skies and uninterrupted cricket action on Monday in Colombo, we have bad news for you – the rain clouds are not going anywhere from Colombo.
It’s no secret that peak months in Sri Lanka are around August and September and hosting matches during these months can be a big challenge for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the country’s governing body. for sport.
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According to Monday’s weather forecast for Colombo on Accuweatherthere is a 99 percent chance of rain with a 59 percent probability of thunderstorms in the country’s largest city as well as the executive and judicial capital.
In addition, up to six hours of rain is predicted in the forecast, meaning that the ground staff at the R Premadasa Stadium could spend more time at the venue than the players themselves.
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