The ground staff worked tirelessly to prepare the ground after early rain on Monday and received a “big thank you” from Rohit and Kohli.
Pakistan were never able to chase the target after losing two early wickets, including the score of captain Babar Azam (10 runs) on an in-swinger ball from Hardik Pandya.
Rain once again interrupted play, but not the Indian pace, as the bowlers continued their attack after the resumption and Kuldeep sent back Mohammad Rizwan with his left-arm wrist spin.
Wickets kept falling and Kuldeep got three more wickets to join the Pakistan team and then he took five wickets in his second ODI.
Azam said, ‘We lost wickets continuously, could not make partnerships.’
The extra day was added at the last minute to the Super Four tie – the only game to benefit apart from the final – after the previous group game between the two teams in Pallekele was abandoned due to rain.
India will be playing cricket for the third consecutive day when they take on Sri Lanka in the next Super Four clash at the same venue on Tuesday.