Aus­tralia team bus hit by rock

Sport360 - - Cricket - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 edi­to­rial@sport360.com

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.

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