Ticket crush for Aust-India T20 injures 20

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Twenty people have been injured in a stampede when thousands of people thronged counters selling tickets for Sunday's India v Australia Twenty20 series finale in Hyderabad, police say.

The crush of cricket fans occurred as the tickets sale started at three counters at the Gymkhana grounds.

Nearly 30,000 people were waiting in long lines for only 3000 tickets for the third and final match of the series, and police were using batons to try and control the crowd.

Seven of the 20 injured people were hospitalised in serious condition, a police officer said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

India is hosting Australia in the T20 series in preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.

The tourists are 1-0 up after a thrilling four-wicket win in Mohali on Tuesday and the teams meet again in game 2 in Nagpur on Friday.