India will be up against Pakistan in the third match of the Super Four round of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on September 10. India played two games in the league stage, where they won one and finished in second position in Group A. Pakistan, on the other hand, played a match in the Super Four stage, which they won against Bangladesh.
India had squared off against Nepal in their last match, where India won the toss and elected to bowl. Against the Indian bowling line-up, Nepal had a fantastic start as they amassed 65 runs for the opening stand. However, once the opening partnership broke, they lost wickets in a bunch, which pushed them back, but some brilliant performances towards the end helped them reach a decent total of 230. Due to interruptions from rain, the match was reduced to 23 overs, and India were given a target of 145, which they reached easily as the openers dominated Nepal and won the match by ten wickets.
Pakistan had played against Bangladesh in their last match, where Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh could not make the most of the batting track they had on offer, as they lost the top order cheaply. It wasn’t until the fifth wicket that they had a decent partnership. A couple of good knocks from Shakib and Rahim helped them post a total of 193 runs on the board. Pakistan did not face too much of a challenge in chasing such a total down. They won the match comfortably by seven wickets with more than ten overs to spare.