The situation quickly became out of hand, resulting in a stampede of ecstatic fans causing law and order issues. The police used lathi charges to disperse the crowd and regain control after the situation got out of control for match tickets of India vs Australia.
A stampede broke out at Gymkhana grounds when a large number of cricket fans gathered to buy tickets for India’s third Twenty20 International (T20I) match against Australia, injuring four people. The third Twenty20 International between India and Australia will take place on September 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. A large crowd was purchasing tickets on the Gymkhana grounds. A long line of fans waiting for tickets was photographed.
#WATCH | Telangana: A stampede broke out at Gymkhana Ground after a huge crowd of cricket fans gathered there to get tickets for #INDvsAUS match, scheduled for 25th Sept at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Police baton charged to disperse the crowd
4 people injured pic.twitter.com/J2OiP1DMlH
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
However, the situation quickly became out of hand, resulting in a stampede of ecstatic fans that disrupted law and order. The police used lathi charges to disperse the crowd and regain control.
Australia currently leads the series between these two teams 1-0
After Australia put them in to bat, India lost skipper Rohit Sharma (11) and vice-captain Virat Kohli (2) for low scores in the first T20I at Mohali. Men in Blue are now a losing bet at 35/2. Following that, a 68-run partnership between Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav stabilized the innings (46). Hardik Pandya hit 71* off 30 balls with seven fours and five sixes to help the innings reach 208/6.
Nathan Ellis (3/30) and Josh Hazlewood (2/39) were Australia’s most successful bowlers.
In pursuit of 209, Australia’s openers Aaron Finch (22) and Cameron Green put together a quickfire 39-run partnership to get the team off to a good start. Green batted brilliantly and was part of a 70-run partnership with Steve Smith (35). Green was dismissed after scoring 61 points on 30 balls.
Men in Blue made a strong comeback in the 36 runs that followed, dismissing Smith, Glenn Maxwell (1), and Josh Inglis (17).
Nonetheless, Australia won by four wickets thanks to a 62-run partnership between wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade (45*) and debutant Tim David (18), with the innings ending at 211/6.
Cameron Green was named the match’s “Man of the Match” after hitting 61 and 46.
The second Twenty20 International will be played on Friday at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.