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India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: Covers Come Off, No Restart Time Yet As India-Pakistan Wait

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India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: Covers Come Off, No Restart Time Yet As India-Pakistan Wait

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India vs Pakistan Live Score: Rain has stopped the India vs Pakistan game. The rain was heavy at the beginning but it has gotten ligher now. The covers are coming off as the sky looks brighter and we shall have a start soon. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started cautiously for India in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 match against Pakistan in Kandy, Sri Lanka. While Rohit is batting at the score of 11 off 18 balls, Gill is yet to open his account after playing eight balls. India skipper Rohit won the toss and opted to bat first. Shreyas Iyer is back in the team while Shardul Thakur has also been picked for the game as Mohammed Shami misses out. (Live Scorecard)

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Here are the Live Updates of India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023 clash, straight from Kandy: 







  • 15:38 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Rohit in recent ODIs vs Pakistan –

    Rohit Sharma has scored two centuries and one fifty in the recent four ODIs against Pakistan. In Manchester in 2019, Rohit scored 140 runs of 113 balls, while in Dubai in 2018, he hit 111 not out off 119. In Dubai again in 2018, Rohit scored 52 runs off 39 balls while at The Oval in 2017, he was dismissed for a three-ball duck.

  • 15:33 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Conditions improve!

    It has gotten brighter. Rohit Sharma has donned his helmet. It seems that we shall have a start soon.

  • 15:29 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Has the rain stopped?

    Current visuals suggest that if has stopped raining at the venue. If not stopped, it has gotten lighter for sure. This is a good news for the cricket fans as well as the players as nobody likes this kind of stoppage.

  • 15:24 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Rain stops play!

    It has started raining at the venue and the players are rushing back to their respective dugouts. Okay, it is getting heavier now, the rain. The big covers are coming on.

  • 15:22 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Gill under pressure!

    Shubman Gill is clearly under pressure as he is yet to open his account. The Indian opener has played eight balls so far. He is vigilant and India won’t mind a slow start for him if he could take this innings deep. 

    IND 15/0 (4)

  • 15:16 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: End of third over!

    It is clearly visible that Rohit Sharma is cautious here against Shaheen Afridi. It is a good thing for the Indian skipper to take his time at the start as this is a really good batting surface and his performance with the bat will have a big say in the result of the game. 

    IND 14/0 (3)

  • 15:13 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live Score: FOUR!

    2.2 – Wow! What a shot this is from Rohit Sharma! Shaheen Afridi bowled it full and onto the pads and Rohit brought his beautiful wrists into play. He flicked the ball over the backward square leg for a four. Early signs suggest that this is a superb batting track.

  • 15:12 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Decent second over!

    The fourth delivery of Naseem Shah got a great jump from the surface and almost trapped Shubman Gill. The batter was lucky that he didn’t get any edge there and an LBW appeal was turned down as the ball was at a good height.

    IND 9/0 (2)

  • 15:06 (IST)

    IND vs PAK Live Score: End of first over!

    Six runs came off the first over bowled by Shaheen Afridi. He kept Rohit in check and almost had his wicket.

    IND 6/0 (1)

  • 15:02 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Catch dropped!

    0.2 – Shaheen errs in his line. He bowled it onto the pads of Rohit and the India skipper was lucky there as the square leg fielder dropped the catch. The ball ran away for a four.

  • 15:01 (IST)

    IND vs PAK Live Score: Action starts!

    Shaheen Shah Afridi has the new ball in hand. Rohit Sharma will be on strike. Shubman Gill is at the other end… Oh, that’s a dot ball and it was a swining yorker to start with for Afridi. Rohit blocked it really well.

  • 14:56 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Players are out!

    Players of both the sides are out on the ground for their respective national anthems. It start with that of India’s and the national anthem of Pakistan will follow. Virat Kohli is padded up, this hints that he is likely to bat at his usual number 3 position.

  • 14:52 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: “Was nervous last night” – Iyer

    “I never imagined I’ll be playing Asia Cup. The recovery was slow and steady. I passed the fitness test one week before selection, and I was really happy with that. I was nervous last night, couldn’t sleep. I am super excited to play this match against Pakistan. It’s a phenomenal feeling to be honest as they are the number 1 team at the moment. We are privileged to be a part of this team and journey with Rahul sir (Dravid) as the coach and under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy,” said Shreyas Iyer.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: An unchanged team for Pak

    On the eve of this game, Pakistan had already announced that they will be featuring the same playing XI that helped it outplay Nepal in the opening game of Asia Cup 2023.

  • 14:41 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Pakistan too wanted to bat first

    “We would have batted first, but toss is not in our hands. We have played a lot of cricket here, so we know the conditions. Top teams are playing so Asia Cup is good. We’ll try to do our best. We are playing with the same combination, no changes. Performing well always gives you confidence, we’ll try to capitalize. It’s a high intensity match, we’ll try to be calm and composed,” said Babar Azam after the toss.

  • 14:40 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: No Mohammed Shami in India’s XI

    “We are going to bat first. There is a bit of weather around, but can’t think much about it. Got to play good cricket, you need to embrace the challenge, embrace the situation. We had some time off after the West Indies series. Everyone was up for those drills and challenges in Bangalore. Let’s see what we can achieve in this tournament. It’s a quality tournament with quality oppositions. At the end of the day we need to see what we can achieve as a team. (Shreyas) Iyer is back, (Jasprit) Bumrah is back and we got three seamers. Got two spinners – Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Ravindra) Jadeja,” said Rohit Sharma.

  • 14:38 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live Score: Here are the playing XIs –

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

    Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

  • 14:33 (IST)

  • 14:29 (IST)

    Asia Cup 2023 Live: Head-to-head

    India and Pakistan have played a total of 132 ODI matches. India have won 55 while Pakistan have won 73. In Asia Cup (ODIs only), both the sides have played 13 matches with India winning 7 of them. Pakistan have won 5.

  • 14:14 (IST)

  • 14:01 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Virat sweating out on field

    Star India batter Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer are sweating out on field. The duo can be seen running and preparing hard or the mouth-watering clash between India and Pakistan. 

  • 13:59 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Drizzling in Kandy

    Slight drizzle has started in Kandy and there’s no certainty about the India vs Pakistan match. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

  • 13:43 (IST)

  • 13:04 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live Score: Return of Jasprit Bumrah

    Star India pacer Jasprit Bumrah marked his return to international cricket during the recently concluded T20I series against Ireland. However, all the eyes will be on him when he will take on Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. With his inclusion, Team India’s pace attack looks strong, having the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami. 

  • 12:49 (IST)

    IND vs PAK Live: India’s fiery opening pair

    Coming to the 2023 edition, there will be plenty of focus on Rohit and his likely opening partner Shubman Gill who has also been in fine form in the 50-over format. Team India opening pair has the best average (63.4) in ODI since 2022 and only 2 teams in ODI have an average of 50+ in the same period. The pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have an average of 85.4 and have had 2 hundred+ partnership and 4 fifty+ partnership in ODI since 2022.

  • 12:46 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Rohit’s milestones to watch out

    Rohit has a few more milestones in sight. He is closing on 10,000 runs in ODI, he is 163 runs away from the milestone. He will become the 15th player in ODI to score 10000+ runs and the 6th Indian player. He has a strike-rate of 100+ in both 2022 and 2023 so far whereas in between 2007 and 2021 he had struck at 100+ only once. (In 2018) He is also closing in on 300 sixes in ODI- he will become the 3rd player to hit 300+ sixes in ODI and the first Indian player.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Rohit’s massive outing in Asia Cup

    If the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup is any reference, Rohit could look to continue his ‘Bradman-esque’ record in the continental event. When it comes to the ODI version of the Asia Cup, Rohit has an average of 46.56 as a batter. But, as a batter with the captaincy role, Rohit averages a whopping 105.66. He attained this average in the 2018 Asia Cup, scoring 317 runs in 5 innings.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: All eyes on Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma would understandably be under the spotlight, having led the India team to Asia Cup triumph once already, in 2018, and also for the template he himself looks to produce in the tournament.

  • 12:37 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Playing 11 live updates: India’s Predicted XI

    Here’s what we think could be India’s Predicted XI against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 match on Saturday. Read here. 

  • 12:23 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Weather update

    There are many reports which suggest that rain might play a spoilsport during the Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Pakistan on Saturday in Kandy. Here’s our weather report. Read here. 

  • 12:08 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Most-awaited clash

    All the fans are eagerly waiting to witness the cut-throat competition between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan. In Asia Cup 2022, both the teams met each other twice, where in the group stage, India defeated Pakistan. However, in the Super 4 stage, the Babar Azam and Co emerged victorious. 

  • 12:03 (IST)

    India vs Pakistan Live: Hello

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the most-awaited Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Pakistan, straight from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

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