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What will happen if PAK vs SL match get cancelled due to rain?

By Akanksha - September 14, 2023 - Last updated on Sep 14, 2023 01:13 PM
What will happen if PAK vs SL match get cancelled due to rain?

The stage is prepared for the Asia Cup 2023, where we are on the verge of discovering which team will join India in the tournament's final. Rohit Sharma's squad achieved two impressive victories against Pakistan and Sri Lanka during the Super 4s, securing their place in the final. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the remaining contenders, as Bangladesh has already been eliminated. The journey for the teams in the Asia Cup has been captivating, with rain causing disruptions to their initial plans. Nevertheless, a question arises: what will transpire if rain affects the Super 4 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan?

The Asia Cup 2023

The Asian Cricket Council had made provisions for a reserve day for the India vs. Pakistan Super 4 match, but no such arrangement exists for the Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan encounter. In the event of a complete washout, a 20-over-per-side contest will be scheduled for Thursday to determine the victor between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. However, what if rain continues to disrupt the game?

weather forcast of Asia Cup 2023 Pak vs SL

Rain has already impacted several matches in the Asia Cup 2023, and it could potentially influence the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Super 4 match as well, considering the forecast of rain in Colombo on Thursday.

It's crucial to emphasize that in the event of a total washout, Sri Lanka would advance to the final owing to their superior Net Run Rate compared to Pakistan.

Current Standings

Currently, Sri Lanka holds the second position in the Super 4 points table, despite having the same number of points (2) as Pakistan. Both teams have won one game and lost one game each. However, Pakistan's performance places them in third position with a lower Net Run Rate in comparison to their Super 4 counterparts.

Sri Lanka's Net Run Rate stands at -0.200, whereas Pakistan's is at -1.892. Consequently, Pakistan's sole path to qualifying for the final is by defeating Sri Lanka in today's match. It's noteworthy that in the history of the Asia Cup, a final between India and Pakistan, two of the game's most intense rivals, has never occurred.

Thanks to their flawless performance in the Super 4 stage, India has already secured a place in the title decider and aspires to increase their Asia Cup title count (in the ODI format) to 7. In contrast, Sri Lanka possesses 5 titles in the 50-over format, while Pakistan has won the tournament twice.

Also Read: Who are The Top Run Scorers And Wicket Takers in Asia cup 2023?

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