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Virat and Rahul shine with centuries as India posts 356 against Pakistan

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Indian batting stars Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul exhibited stellar form, each notching up a century, propelling India to an imposing total of 356 for two against arch-rivals Pakistan in their highly anticipated Asia Cup encounter.

Having won the toss on the originally slated match day, Sunday, Pakistan chose to field. 

However, inclement weather intervened, forcing a shift to the reserve day, with the first day's play truncated in the 25th over due to relentless rain.

India forged a formidable partnership of 121 runs for the first wicket, bolstered by solid half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Subman Gill.

Both openers were dismissed on the initial day of play. Thereafter, Virat and Rahul joined forces, subjecting the Pakistani bowlers to a relentless onslaught.

This marked Virat's 47th ODI century, while Rahul secured his sixth ODI 100 in a career laden with promise.

The previous encounter between these two cricketing giants in the group stage of the same tournament was similarly marred by inclement weather, resulting in a washout.

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