The India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023 has already happened on September 2, 2023 at the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium in Balagolla, Sri Lanka. India won the match by 8 wickets.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 266-5 in 50 overs, with Ishan Kishan top-scoring with 76. Pakistan were bowled out for 178 in 39.3 overs, with Shaheen Afridi the pick of the bowlers with 3-31.
The match was interrupted by rain twice, but it was eventually played to a finish. India’s victory was their first against Pakistan in an ODI since 2012.
The next meeting between India and Pakistan is scheduled to be in the 2024 T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia.
Here are some more details about the India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023:
- India’s innings got off to a good start, with Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan putting on 64 runs for the first wicket. Sharma was dismissed for 34, but Kishan continued to score freely and brought up his fifty off 52 balls. He was eventually dismissed for 76, but India were in a strong position at 164-2 at the halfway stage.
- Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer then added 50 runs for the third wicket, before Yadav was dismissed for 28. Iyer was also dismissed soon after, but India still had a healthy lead. Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant then took India to 266-5 with some late hitting.
- Pakistan’s reply got off to a poor start, with opener Fakhar Zaman dismissed for 14. Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam then put on 50 runs for the second wicket, but Azam was dismissed for 35. Imam-ul-Haq was the only other batsman to make a significant contribution, scoring 50, and Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 178.
The match was played in wet conditions, and there were two rain interruptions. The first interruption came in the 16th over, and the second came in the 34th over. The match was eventually reduced to 47 overs per side.
India’s bowlers were very impressive, with Jasprit Bumrah taking 2-27 and Mohammed Shami taking 2-31. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, but he was the only bowler to take more than one wicket.
India’s victory was their first against Pakistan in an ODI since 2012. The win was a big boost for India’s confidence, and it will give them a lot of momentum going into the rest of the tournament.