Australia's team bus attacked with stones in Guwahati

Published: October 11, 2017
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A rock has shattered a window on the Australian cricket team’s bus after their T2oI victory over India in Guwahati, according to the Associated Press.

No one was injured in the incident which happened as the team was returning to their hotel from the Barsapara Stadium on Wednesday morning.

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The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus. The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time.

Australia opener Aaron Finch tweeted a picture of the broken window.

It’s the first international match to be played in the north-eastern city of Guwahati for eight years.

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It comes a month after a similar incident in Bangladesh where a rock broke a window, prompting security to be beefed up.

Authorities believed local children were behind the rock-throwing.

Earlier, India had a forgettable outing with both bat and ball as Australia bounced back in the T20 series with a crushing eight-wicket win in the second game on Tuesday, according to the Times of India newspaper.

Rookie pacer Jason Behrendorff (4/21) ripped through the Indian batting to restrict the hosts to a below par 118.

Later, Travis Head (48 off 34) and Moises Henriques (62 off 46) shared an unbeaten 109-run stand off 76 balls to fire Australia to a series levelling win in just 15.3 overs.

The victory was also Australia’s first over India in eight T20 Internationals. The series decider will be played in Hyderabad on Friday.

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  • Iqbal
    Oct 11, 2017 - 6:18AM

    This could have been a pre-meditated event executed by the jealous liberals in the neighbourhood. They did it in Bangladesh too.Recommend

  • Pekhawar Khan
    Oct 11, 2017 - 9:16AM

    I wonder why and how ICC is letting Australian play in India? This attack did not mean to harm the bus, but to harm the players. Rocks were thrown, not flowers. This is serious stuff. ICC needs to look into it.Recommend

  • LOL
    Oct 11, 2017 - 11:30AM

    LOL Sushma Swaraj. reality has struck soon. “India produced engineers, doctors, blah blah blah”Recommend

  • Rahul
    Oct 11, 2017 - 12:57PM

    @Pekhawar Khan: “Rocks were thrown, not flowers”

    Better than bullets being fired isn’t it???Recommend

  • khan
    Oct 11, 2017 - 2:44PM

    @Rahul “Better than bullets being fired isn’t it???”

    No it’s not. comparative argument is not the solution here. You need to fix your country/people man. India and Indians have become increasingly violent and uncouth. From rapes to religious intolerance to brutal occupation to zero tolerance in sports or any of their industry (referring to your bollywood stars being threatened left right and center for things they say or do).

    You need to fix your house man, not compare it with other nations whether they are firing bullets in comparison to your stones. Your house is your problem, and you can’t fix it by comparing with others. Poor approach!Recommend

  • London Banker
    Oct 11, 2017 - 4:26PM

    ICC should ban India from cricket. A mediocre team with a mediocre standing. Nothing of value to add to cricket.Recommend

  • Komal S
    Oct 11, 2017 - 5:52PM

    @khan:
    Ok sir. We will listen to your advice. Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Oct 11, 2017 - 8:36PM

    Guess what Pakistanis, Australians will play and continue to play in India. Not only that, they will also play in IPL. You guys can cry rivers but Cricket Australia has shows satisfaction for the security measures. Recommend

  • MSG
    Oct 11, 2017 - 9:59PM

    @London Banker: India is number one team in Test, ODI and hopefully in T20 cricket. Period. Who is adding value, everyone knows. Pakistan just lost test series against Srilanka. Better concentrate on your cricket. As far throwing stones is concerned, Australia and other teams(except Pakistan) will play again and again in India. You needn’t worry.Recommend

  • Rahul
    Oct 12, 2017 - 11:15AM

    @London Banker: “ICC should ban India from cricket. A mediocre team with a mediocre standing”
    Being world #1 in tests and ODI is mediocre standing to you???

    “Nothing of value to add to cricket”
    Money has a lot of value I presume.Recommend

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