On Monday, Indian top-order batters Virat Kohli and KL Rahul put together 233 runs without getting out, which set a new Asia Cup 2023 mark. Both scored hundreds, which set a new Asia Cup record for the highest partnership in the event. They also helped India reach a huge 356-run total, a new record.
Asia Cup 2023: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul set tournament record Partnership
Their 223 runs beat the 224 runs that Pakistan’s Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez scored together in the 2012 Asia Cup. With nine fours and three sixes, Kohli made 122 runs in 94 balls and didn’t get out. Rahul, on the other hand, was still not out after making 111 runs in 106 balls, 14 of which were fours.
The match between Pakistan and India was called off on Sunday because of rain. Play picked back up on Monday, which was the backup day. Pakistan won the coin toss and chose to bowl against India first. India was at 147-2 after 24.1 overs when rain stopped the game. After almost four hours of waiting, the judges moved the rest of the game to today. Pakistan sent out the same team for this high-stakes match.
But today, the important fast bowler Haris Rauf was taken out of the game because he was hurt. In reaction, Indian bowlers did a great job of keeping Pakistan from scoring more than 128 runs in the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.