Australian cricket team's bus attacked in India

Pacer Jason Behrendorff took four wickets as Australia bundled out India for 118 in the second Twenty20 global (T20I) here on Tuesday.

A rock was thrown at the Australian team bus as they returned from the Barsapara Stadium to the team hotel in Guwahati, after comprehensively beating India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, Indian Express reported.

The first worldwide cricket match played in Guwahati on December 17, 1983 between India and West Indies.

This victory gives India the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against the visiting Australia.

The Western Australian, who made his debut in the first T20I, ran in with the new ball and wreaked havoc as he accounted for Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, and Shikhar Dhawan, reducing India to 31 for 4 in the first 5 overs.

However, spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (0-29) and Kuldeep Yadav (0-46) failed to make further in-roads as Henriques and Head found the boundary with punctuated regularity.

Kohli was playing his 52nd T20I match in his career.

"It feels great. As I said at the toss, we had to bowl well and start well".

But it was Behrendorff's left-arm pace that set up the match for Australia after the lanky bowler returned impressive figures of 4-21. Follow live cricket score and live ball-by-ball updates of India vs Australia, 2nd T20, here. The series is 1-1 level with the decider to be played in Hyderabad in a couple of days time. He then removed Manish Pandey with a delivery that held its line outside the off stump and also sent back the unsafe Shikhar Dhawan.

The chase was on shaky ground with Australia 2-13 after openers David Warner and Aaron Finch departed early.

Two balls later, Behrendorff caught and bowled Kohli to put India in a spot of bother.

Australia came into the second T20 worldwide as a demoralised unit. Hardik Pandya proved to be the missing link, India desperately wanted since the downslide of Irfan Pathan and he seems to repay their faith with solid performances with both bat and the ball. Marcus Stoinis, who was named as the replacement for Smith, is likely to come in for one f the three all-rounders after his impressive all-round show in the recently-concluded ODI series.

  • Rosalie Stanley