The highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 met an unfortunate end as persistent rain led to the match being called off. Despite facing multiple interruptions, India managed to post a total of 266 runs in 48.5 overs before the relentless rain made any further play impossible.

Following India’s innings, the rain returned, and despite the best efforts of the ground staff, the match could not resume.

During a brief period when the rain paused, Indian players took to the field to bowl to Pakistan. The umpires adjusted the target to 226 runs in 36 overs. However, hopes of completing the game were dashed once again as the rain resumed.

In terms of batting performance, Hardik Pandya was a standout with 87 runs, closely followed by Ishan Kishan with 82 runs. Shaheen Afridi played a pivotal role for Pakistan, taking four crucial wickets and preventing the Indian team from gaining momentum. Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf also made significant contributions, each taking three wickets.

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Looking ahead, Rohit Sharma’s team is set to face Nepal on September 4, with a win in that match securing India’s passage to the next round of the Asia Cup 2023.