Liton Das
Liton Das. Credits: Twitter

Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were prey to merciless bowling of Mohammed Shami on the opening day of the pink-ball Test. Liton Das was hit on the head by Shami and he had to retire hurt. Later, Mehidy Hasan replaced Das as a concussion substitute. On the other hand, the youngster Nayeem Hasan also took a blow on the helmet and he was also replaced. Taijul Islam went on to replace Hasan.

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In fact, this has happened for the first time when two players have been replaced through the concussion replacement rule. Meanwhile, Mehidy Hasan will not be allowed to bowl as it has to be a like for like replacement according to ICC rules.

Bangladesh Provide Update On Liton Das And Nayeem Hasan's Injury
Nayeem Hasan getting hit on the helmet. Credit: BCCI

For the first time, there were two concussion replacements.

Liton Das was treated at Woodlands hospital in Kolkata and he is stable now. He had a mild headache and CT Scan disclosed no obvious evidence of intracranial or skull injury.

“After examination, they both (Nayeem and Liton) were discharged and no injury was found in CT scan or other examinations. They are clinically stable”, said Woodland’s CEO Rupali Basu.

Liton Das
(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Meanwhile, the MRI scan of Nayeem Hasan has revealed no abnormality. On the other hand, India has put itself in the driver’s seat. The hosts were able to bundle out the visitors for a paltry score of 106 runs. Ishant Sharma was the chief destroyer of the Bangladesh innings as he took a five-wicket haul. Umesh Yadav scalped three wickets whereas Mohammed Shami snared two wickets. Thus, all ten wickets were taken by Indian seamers.

Subsequently, India had put 174-3 on the board at the time of stumps on opening day and thereby they lead by 68 runs. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is still unbeaten on 59 runs whereas Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a fine knock of 55 runs. Kohli has gone past 5000 runs Test runs and he became the first Indian skipper to do so.

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