Blockbuster India and Pakistan Match Ends in Frustrating No-Result
Rain Abandoned the Match
The highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan ended in a frustrating no-result due to persistent rain. The match was abandoned after just one innings of play on Saturday.
Points Earned by Both Teams
With the washout, both Pakistan and India earned one point each in the tournament standings.
Pakistan Secures a Spot in the Super Fours
Pakistan, who had previously secured a resounding victory against minnows Nepal in their opening encounter, now boasts a total of three points, firmly securing their spot in the Super Fours of the mega tournament.
India’s Upcoming Match Against Nepal
India, with one point to their tally, will take on Nepal in their second and final Group A match in Pallekele on Saturday.
Qualification for Super Fours
The equation for the India vs Nepal match to qualify for the Super Fours is straightforward – win the match and qualify for the Super Fours.
- If India emerges victorious, they will advance to the Super Fours.
- If Nepal manages to pull off an unexpected upset against the seven-time Asia Cup champions, Nepal will progress to the Super Fours.
Potential Impact of Weather Conditions
Given that the match will be played in Pallekele, where rain had disrupted the India vs Pakistan clash on Saturday, weather conditions might also impact the India vs Nepal encounter.
India’s Chance of Securing a Spot in the Super Fours
In case of another washout, India, already having one point to their credit, will receive an additional point, ultimately totaling two points, and thereby securing a spot in the Super Fours.
India’s Past Asia Cup Titles
India has won the Asia Cup titles in 1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018.