Taskin becomes first ODI concussion sub

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Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin was ruled out for the remainder of the second ODI against Sri Lanka after being hit on the helmet by a delivery from Dushmantha Chameera and suffering a concussion. Taskin Ahmed replaced Saifuddin in a like-for-like substitution, which was the first time a team had to make use of the rule in a men’s ODI. The incident took place in the 47th over of Bangladesh’s innings as a short ball from Chameera pinged Saifuddin on the helmet after he missed an attempted hook. Saifuddin ended up running himself out on that same delivery as he and Mushfiqur Rahim, who led Bangladesh’s batting effort with a 127-ball 125, tried to steal a single only for Kusal Mendis to catch Saifuddin short with a direct hit. Saifuddin walked off with the Bangladesh team physio by his side.

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