Mumbai: Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant on Tuesday suffered a concussion, forcing KL Rahul to take his position behind the stumps during the first ODI against Australia.
"Rishabh Pant has got a concussion after being hit on his helmet while batting. KL 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.
Manish Pandey has come in as a replacement on the field for Pant.
An update on Pant is expected after the match.
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First innings heroes Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith steered Australia to a commanding 197-run lead in the high-stakes third Test in Sydney Saturday, leaving an injury-hit India with a mountain to climb.
India started day five on 98-2 but despite losing Ajinkya Rahane in the second over, they batted out the day to finish on 334 for five - helped by Paine's three dropped catches behind the stumps.