India vs Australia 1st ODI: KL Rahul keeps wickets as Pant gets concussion after getting hit on helmet
Mumbai | Jagran Sports Desk: KL Rahul is keeping wickets in the first ODI against Australia after wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant got a concussion after being hit on his helmet while batting. The dynamic left-hand batsman has now been put under observation at the moment.
Pant put under observation after suffering a blow to the head from a Pat Cummins delivery while he was batting in the first innings. Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute.
"Rishabh Pant has got a concussion after being hit on his helmet while batting. K L Rahul is keeping wickets in his absence. Pant is under observation at the moment," the BCCI said in a brief statement.
Pant made 28 off 33 balls during India's 255 all out after being sent in to bat by Australia.
The first ODI of the three-match series between India and Australia is underway. The Indian team scored 255 runs after Mitchell Starc scalped three batsmen as Australia bundled out Men in Blue in 49.1 overs.
ndia did not drop any of its three openers -- Rohit Sharma (10) Shikhar Dhawan (74) and KL Rahul (47) -- with skipper Virat Kohli (16) deciding to bat at number at four.
When Dhawan and Rahul were at the crease, India were cruising towards a big total but their dismissal in space of 10 balls affected their run-rate. They raised a 121-run partnership for the second wicket.
The hosts struggled to raise any substantial partnership after that but Kuldeep Yadav's useful 17-run cameo help the team cross the 250-run mark.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been under the scanner for some time, yet again frittered away a good start, scoring 28 off 33 balls.
The Wankhede stadium track offered good bounce to Australia pacers, who were willing to be patient and were rewarded for being disciplined.
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