The third Twenty20 International between India and Australia will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, on Sunday. On Thursday, cricket enthusiasts flocked around the gymkhana pitch in Hyderabad to get offline tickets.
Thousands of fans went there to purchase tickets from the Paytm offline booth. Many cricket enthusiasts leapedYashoda off the Gymkhana gates to get to the counters.
The Hyderabad Cricket Association began ticket sales on Thursday, with the much-anticipated third T20I match only around the horizon. When the throng tried to disperse, police employed minimal force to contain it, resulting in a stampede-like situation. A woman was hurt and was taken to a hospital in Hyderabad for treatment. Even police officers were harmed.
#Update: 20 injured. 7 Shifted to yashoda Hospital Secunderabad. They have minor injuries. Treated at out patient level and kept for observation.
Paytm on Thursday opened counter at Gymkhana grounds- to sell tickets for the #IndiaAustralia match on 25th Sept
— @Coreena Enet Suares (@CoreenaSuares2) September 22, 2022
Hyderabad police accuse the Hyderabad Cricket Association of failing to make enough preparations. Police said that counters do not have even basic amenities like water. Everyone who has been hurt is taken to a neighbouring hospital. There will be more ticket counters so that the sale of tickets may continue smoothly.
As per the reports, the lathi charge has left 20 people injured. Seven injured are shifted to a nearby hospital in Secunderabad.
Hyderabad is hosting an international match after a gap of three years.
Australia defeated India in the first T20I :
In this three-match T20I series, India and Australia will square off against one another for the second time on Friday. In the opening T20I, both teams played great cricket.
With the help of Green’s 61 and Wade’s 45, Australia overcame India in the first T20I by successfully chasing down a massive 208. Before it, India batted rather effectively with contributions from KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav of 55 and 46 runs and Hardik Pandya’s 71 runs. India’s poor bowling performance was a big contributing factor to their defeat.
A fantastic cricket match is anticipated here on Friday as these two teams square off once more in Nagpur. With a victory, Australia will have a commanding advantage in the series.