Australia team bus hit by rock
Australia beat India in the second T20 in Guwahati of the threematch series but it seems not everyone has taken too kindly to the visitors’ victory.
According to Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch, unruly supporters threw a rock at the team bus that shattered one of the windows as the team returned to their hotel.
The Australian posted an image of the damaged window on Twitter, accompanied with the caption saying, “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!”
The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus with the adjacent seat unoccupied at the time.
Yesterday’s match was the first ever international staged at the newly constructed Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati and it recorded an attendance of 38,132.
Previously, matches held in the city were played at the Nehru stadium while the Barsapara ground was only inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on match day.
A crowd of around a 1000 had gathered at the Guwahati airport on Sunday to welcome both the teams to the city.
However, that jubilant mood has now been soured by the incident surrounding the bus.
David Warner’s men beat India by eight-wickets in Guwahati to level the series at 1-1.
The two sides will meet again for the deciding match of the T20 series at Hyderabad on Friday that will end Australia’s tour of India.
This is the second time this year the Australian team bus has been struck by a rock on the subcontinent. Their bus hit players as returned to the team hotel after the opening day’s play in the second Test at Chittagong in Bangladesh in September.
In that instance, the Bangladesh cricket board increased security for the Australian team to ensure there were no further incidents.
Shocking: Damaged Aussie bus.