The Asia Cup ODI final faced a delay in its start due to rain, and it didn’t take long for India’s Jasprit Bumrah to make an impact, taking a wicket in the very first over of the match.
Early Blow: In the opening over, Bumrah dismissed Sri Lanka’s opener Kaushal Perera, leaving Sri Lanka at 7 runs for the loss of one wicket.
Toss and Pitch Conditions: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first against India. Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed that they would have chosen to bat first if they had won the toss. Sri Lankan captain Dasan Shanaka believed the pitch offered favorable conditions for batting.
Rain Forecast: The match has held in Colombo, where rain has anticipated. In the event of rain interruptions today, the remaining match rescheduled for the reserve day, which has tomorrow, i.e., Monday.
Minimum Overs Rule: Should rain affect the final between India and Sri Lanka, the umpires’ primary aim to ensure a truncated game has played. Both teams required to play at least 20 overs to establish a final result.
Shared Trophy Possibility: Colombo has a 69% chance of rain on Monday as well. If the reserve day also faces disruptions, the Asia Cup trophy shared between the two teams, making India and Sri Lanka joint winners—a unique occurrence in the history of the cup.