India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 report card: Centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul guided India to a mammoth 356/2 against Pakistan in the reserve day of their Asia Cup match on Monday. After that, Kuldeep Yadav spun a web around the Pakistan batters and finished with 5/25 as India defeated their arch rivals.
Earlier, Kohli and Rahul shared an unbeaten 233-run stand off 194 balls after India started the reserve day on 147 for two. Intermittent rain had pushed Sunday’s marquee game to the reserve day after India reached 147 for two in 24.1 overs. Before the weather played spoilsport on Sunday, Kohli and Rahul were batting on 8 and 17 respectively after openers Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58) struck fine half-centuries.
India’s Asia Cup opener against Pakistan was also impacted by rain. The weather has been intensely debated through the Sri Lanka leg of the Asia Cup. Rain is expected in the Sri Lankan capital throughout the Super 4s. Asian Cricket Council’s decision to keep a reserve day only for the India-Pakistan game and the final also triggered a controversy.