India is facing Pakistan in a crucial Asia Cup Super 4 match at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. After winning the toss, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam opted to bowl first. His decision soon backfired on his team as Indian openers toyed with Pakistan’s bowling attack. Both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill slammed half-centuries and led India to a comfortable position.
Starting with Shaheen Afridi, Indian batters opted for an aggressive batting approach to counter Pakistani pacers. Rohit became the first batter to score a six against Afridi in the first over of an ODI game. In the very next over, Gill hammered three boundaries against Naseem Shah, which elaborated India’s plan for the crucial game.
Soon, Gill reached his half-century in 37 balls, while Rohit hammered Shadab Khan to continue his dominance. Rohit scored his half-century in 42 balls. However, just after the drinks break, Shadab took his revenge by dismissing the Indian skipper. Rohit, in his innings, scored 56 runs off 49 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. Gill, in his innings, scored 58 runs off 52 balls with the help of 10 boundaries before getting dismissed by Afridi.
The rain stopped play at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo
Soon after their departure, the rain gods stopped the game as heavy rainfall interrupted the match. As the game was paused, star India batter Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper KL Rahul were batting in the middle. Both have added 24 runs off 38 balls for the third wicket. Rahul, in his innings, scored an unbeaten 17 runs off 28 balls with two boundaries.
Meanwhile, Kohli scored 8 runs off 16 balls. It’s worth noting that if rain continues to interrupt the game, there is a reserve day for the marquee clash. However, match officials and the Indian team will look to continue the match today so that the team can get some rest on Monday. It’s worth noting that India will face Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the same venue.
Here is how fans react to Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s batting:
Highlights kab khatam hongay? We want live match
— FARMAN ALI (@Farman_Ally) September 10, 2023
Sachin and Sehwag in making
— Pratik (@fake_engineer7) September 10, 2023
— Pawan Shukla (@Shukla8175) September 10, 2023
Best bowling attack 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Lubana Warriors (@LovepreetS49) September 10, 2023
Great captaincy by rohit sharma
— VilenAFC (@vilen_AFC) September 10, 2023
What a start maza aa gaya 👏👏👏👏
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 10, 2023
Babar Azam ko samjh nhi aa rha kya kiya jaye..
— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) September 10, 2023
World best bowling I think so
— Carlo (@insight_square) September 10, 2023
Pak Pace exposed Badly
— Telugu Digi (@TeluguDz) September 10, 2023
Farid Crying In The Corner 😂🤣
— Aufridi Chumtya (@ShuhidAufridi) September 10, 2023
Both the openers will hit Century today 🔥
— Doctor Adani™ (@AdaniHu) September 10, 2023
— साईनिस्ट आह्म ब्रह्मश्मि (@aahmm_brahmasmI) September 10, 2023
The opening batsmen have dismantled the so called supposed best bowling lineup, leaving them searching for their rhythm. Indian batters have staged a remarkable comeback.👏
— Vipin Tiwari (@vipintiwari952) September 10, 2023