Asia Cup 2023: 3rd Match, Group A (D/N), Pallekele, September 02, 2023: Ind vs Pak

  1. Rohit Sharma (c): The Indian captain got off to a promising start but was dismissed for 11 runs by Shaheen Shah Afridi. His innings included two boundaries.
  2. Shubman Gill: Gill struggled to find his rhythm, scoring only 10 runs from 32 balls before falling victim to Haris Rauf. His innings included one boundary.
  3. Virat Kohli: Kohli, considered one of the world’s best batsmen, was dismissed for just 4 runs by Shaheen Shah Afridi. His innings was brief but had a strike rate of 57.14.
  4. Shreyas Iyer: Iyer played a brisk innings, scoring 14 runs off 9 balls at a remarkable strike rate of 155.55. However, he was caught by Fakhar Zaman off Haris Rauf.
  5. Ishan Kishan (†): Ishan Kishan played a crucial innings, anchoring the middle-order. He scored 82 runs from 81 balls, including 9 boundaries and 2 sixes, before being caught by Babar Azam off Haris Rauf.
  6. Hardik Pandya: Pandya was the top scorer for India, contributing a brilliant 87 runs from 90 balls. His innings included 7 boundaries and 1 six before he was caught by Agha Salman off Shaheen Shah Afridi.
  7. Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja scored 14 runs off 22 balls before being dismissed by Shaheen Shah Afridi. His innings included one boundary.
  8. Shardul Thakur: Thakur played a brief cameo, scoring 3 runs off 3 balls before being caught by Shadab Khan off Naseem Shah.
  9. Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep Yadav struggled to get going, managing only 4 runs off 13 balls. He was caught by Mohammad Rizwan off Naseem Shah.
  10. Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah played an aggressive innings, scoring 16 runs from 14 balls, including three boundaries, before being caught by Agha Salman off Naseem Shah.
  11. Mohammed Siraj: Mohammed Siraj remained not out with 1 run from 1 ball.

Overall, India managed to post a competitive total of 266 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The contributions of Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya were particularly vital in setting up this challenging target for Pakistan. However, the rain interruption prevented Pakistan from taking their turn at the crease, leaving the outcome of the match uncertain.

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