Rishabh Pant suffers concussion after freak dismissal against Australia

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Rishabh Pant suffered a horrible start to the three-match ODI series against Australia and did not return to wicket-keep for his team after a freak dismissal left him concussed.

Australia obliterated India in the first ODI on Tuesday after an incredible partnership rom Aaron Finch and David Warner.

But the bowlers also played their part to spark a first innings collapse from India.

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Pant was facing a hungry Pat Cummins as Australia completed a remarkable turnaround to have India 6-217.

But after facing a short resistance from the batsman-wicketkeeper, Cummins rocketed a short ball towards Pant.

Pant top-edged the shot into his own helmet and Alex Turner took a simple catch.

Rishabh Pant suffered suspected concussion after he was caught out when he hit the ball into his helmet. (Image: Fox Sports)

But it all happened too fast with the umpires momentarily left stumped.

This prompted Pant to sneak a single, before he was eventually given out after Cummins appealed.

The wicket left India reeling on the scoreboard, but the freak dismissal cost the team more than just a wicket with Pant suffering concussion from the fierce bouncer.

He did not keep wicket in the second innings with KL Rahul filling in.

This adds to the problems that must be fixed for the final two games of the series in Rajkot on Friday ad Bengaluru on Sunday.

He will be monitored ahead of the second game in the series.

Warner’s insane Summer

David Warner is on track for the greatest ever summer by an Australian batsman and broke a 28 year record after whacking his fifth century of the season in the Aussies' flogging of India.

Warner's 128 from 112 balls in the series-opening 10-wicket ODI win took his tally for the season to 1201 runs across all formats, at an average of above 171.57.

Remarkably, he is the only Australian in history to average more than 100 in a summer of 10 matches or more.

Michael Bevan is the next best, with his 665 runs at 95 in 1998-99 the current record for the best average by an Australian batsman for a complete summer.