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Boxing Day Test

The Boxing Day Test match is a cricket Test match hosted in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia involving the Australian cricket team and an opposing national team which is touring Australia that summer.

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It's like the MCG in Australia and the Boxing Day Test Match. It's the sports sentimental home.
Side note: I do recall at least 10 seats damaged at MCG, during the Boxing Day Test I went to a few years ago. From standing on seats.
England sweat on Anderson's fitness for Boxing Day Test
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"It's a good test for DiamanteVerdejo." - dwiricky on the June 11th fight
England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that Chris Woakes will deputise for James Anderson in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa
South Africa have recruited the services of former international Lance Klusener as they prepare for the Boxing Day Test against England.
the Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena, BBL games and the Boxing Day Test at the G! Met some brilliant people. Some people left the (2/4)
Marsh, Burns and Warner train at the MCG ahead of the Boxing Day Test
Australia call in Mike Hussey for the Boxing Day Test (no, not like that!)
Australia rope in Michael Hussey for Boxing Day Test at
Usman Khawaja will have to play in before return to AUS team for Boxing Day Test:
I sent him and a mate to Melbourne for the Boxing Day test and he enjoyed that far more.
Usman Khawaja must prove fitness and form in Big Bash League to return to Test team,… (Sport)
Usman Khawaja will have, at most, two games to prove his fitness for a possible Test return:
Khawaja to beat BBL path to Boxing Day -
BBL likely to be Usman Khawaja's only game time before probable Boxing Day Test return
: Khawaja must beat BBL path to Boxing Day Usman Khawaja may only have a pair of Big Bash League games t…
Khawaja will aim to prove his fitness for Boxing Day in two Big Bash games for the Thunder:
Khawaja will only have two matches to prove fitness for Boxing Day test |
Boxing Day Test Cook, Hales, Ali, Root, Taylor, Stokes, Buttler, Broad, Patel, Wood, Anderson ..Thnx Bell you've had your day
my team for boxing day test Hales, Cook, Bell, Root, Taylor, Stokes, Buttler, Rashid, Broad, Anderson, Footitt.
Khawaja must beat BBL path to Boxing Day
Would be nice to watch Boxing day Test match in Durban. Enjoy some beer and enjoy some Barmy Army songs
I am going to miss that Boxing Day Test Match 😖
I was at the 'G' in the early '80's when Lillee bowled Viv Richards off the last ball of the day in the Boxing Day Test
Hi mate - keen on a ticket for day 2 of Boxing Day test if you are able.
long live test cricket (on Boxing Day - maybe we should invite the 6 to a hospitality box)
Thanku mitchell for giving tremendous enteratinment bt u have to play boxing day test gainst WI
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Feels sad to imagine Mitch won't be bowling any more in whites. Not sure, why should I go to the Boxing Day test this year.
I'm a little bit (a lot) sad that I won't get to see Mitch Johnson play in the Boxing Day test - what a career!
Boxing Day is a holiday tho. You can't expect these first two test to rake in the numbers.
Was going to make the same point. Boxing Day Test over holidays makes a difference. Not that many workers can take days off.
I was too! He had mentioned retirement was on his mind but I thought we'd at least get him for the Boxing Day test 😭😩😔
I was so shocked! You didn’t even get him for one more Boxing Day test :( So sorry
Have the done enough so far in this series to make a case for a Boxing Day test?
Great Scott! is going to the Boxing Day Test as a MILO Valuable Player. Check out her MVP profile
156.8 kilometres per hour the fastest speed his bowling was clocked at It came in the 2013 Boxing Day Test against England
Would've loved to see the at a Boxing Day Test at MCG mate... ah well.
Still remember Mitchell broking Sangakkara's finger in Melbourne '12 boxing day test.
Just wanted to confirm if I will have access to Day 2 + 3 for the Boxing Day Test with my Provisional Membership.
Boxing Day Test, 1985, back when people were always attending cricket in droves.
Mitch Johnson, great cricketer but also best defn of a wanker on/off field. Was fun watching Kohli/Rahane cut him to size in boxing day test
Was hoping him to retire with boxing day test
Oh No that's so sad. Was so looking forward to seeing him bowl in the boxing day test in Melb.
Ohh, sad I won't get to farewell him at the Boxing Day test, but it's been an excellent career!
In the last week got tickets for the 1975 and tickets to the Boxing Day test in Australia 👏🎉
Likely to do the same as he did at Boxing Day Test, bat opposition out of the game first, make sure only Aus can win.
Boxing Day Test 1981 - Kim Hughes ton and Lillee bowling Richards with the last ball
Only 40 days until we converge on Kingsmead for the Boxing Day Test. Want to get the most out of it? Read our guide
Never been to a Grand Final, a Boxing Day Test or an Olympics. But 10 years ago tonight I saw the Socceroos qualify for the World Cup.
Any idea when different seats for Boxing Day Test go on sale? Limited blocks on at the moment, we like GSStand.
Usman Khawaja says he's hoping to return from a hamstring injury in the Boxing Day Test.
the G at a pies block buster or a Boxing Day test scares the beegeezuss out of me .. Whoulda thought??
will see you at the Boxing Day test match hopefully 😌
Kevin Pietersen jokes: I expect to be batting in Boxing Day Test - for England OR South Africa
Interesting news in West Indies cricket, less than three months out from the Boxing Day Test:
Just had a look at the Proteas schedule & PE has no game of NZ&Eng tour. Boxing day Test is in Durban,New Yrs Cpt
Joe Burns has been added to the squad for the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Test.
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Mitchell Marsh will remain with the squad during the Boxing Day Test match to continue his rehab.
I wouldn't wear that if it would guarantee me a place batting at 5 for Aus in the boxing day test.
4 years ago who missed the start of a Boxing Day test to take me to the Boxing Day sales. I know how he feels now. Sorry.
Hi Mary, our whole of stadium WiFi should be up and running in time for this year's Boxing Day Test.
Australia call up uncapped batsman Joe Burns for Boxing Day test: Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has bee...
And now at the city of Australian Open, Grand Prix and Boxing Day Test. (@ Melbourne Airport (MEL) -
Mitchell Johnson yells back as the Indians give him a send-off on day four of the Boxing Day Test between ... -
Kiwis clinch eight-wicket win over Lanka in Boxing Day Test to go one up in series: New Zealan...
Tickets on sale now for tomorrow's final day of the Boxing Day Test. . DETAILS:
Shane Watson drops Virat Kohli on day three of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India at the MCG -
Boxing Day Test match is always played in which country? England South Africa Newzealand Australia
Incredible diving catch by Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin lights up day three of the Boxing Day Test.
India 3-224 at lunch on day three: Virat Kohli is leading an Indian fightback in the Boxing Day Test, but the ...
Boxing Day Test: David Warner Fails to Take Field After Hand Injury: David Warner, who injured his left thumb at the Gabba last week,...
The Bill Lawry pigeon chat was a you could feel the Boxing Day Test just wouldn't be the same without it well done
Indian on Test debut in Boxing Day Test at MCG: Lokesh Rahul (this Test) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (in 1999).
Australia v India: Honours even after tight start to Boxing Day Test at MCG with Australia 5 for 259 -
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KL Rahul receiving his Test cap from skipper MS Dhoni ahead of the Boxing Day Test.
STAT: No Asian Team has ever won a Boxing Day Test in Aus. ( Via )
'. Asian Team never won a Boxing Day Test in Australia.
An Asian team has never won the Boxing Day Test in Australia. Hope India can change that stat in 5 days time.
D_Misplaced1: Joe Burns to debut against India in Boxing Day Test. Guess he already got his Christmas gift.
Joe Burns to debut, Ryan Harris returns in Australia’s line-up for the Boxing Day Test versus India
New Zealand might be the favourites for the Boxing Day Test in Christchurch, but Sri Lanka too would be equally co...
Paceman's paradise awaits teams in Christchurch for Boxing Day Test, but there's been an earthquake scare:.
KL Rahul looks set for India debut. M Vijay has hardly had a hit in the nets on the eve of Boxing Day Test
Happy December 25th - known to millions around the world, of many different faiths, as Boxing Day Test eve.
Why NZ-SL should be the Boxing Day Test you should be watching. Andrew Fernando makes a compelling case .
Boxing Day Test has an entirely different feel to it. Hope India stands up to the challenge. Attending the sale at Myers and David Johns at 8am, breakfast at the Taverners and then the MCG-something cricket fans love doing in Melbourne. Sport is ritual and the Boxing Day Test is one such.
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"Two days before its Boxing Day Test, a quake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale struck the region, followed by aftershocks" *** !
Getting some time in the nets before the Boxing Day Test
Ready for the 2nd Test Windies Fans? A Boxing Day Test! Do you enjoy Boxing Day Test Matches?
Just in: Warner will be ready for Boxing Day Test
Boxing Day Test of India's resolve in Melbourne - Daily Times
Anyone interested in going to the boxing day test? I think theres some interest for day 2.
Wives are welcome to join the India team in Australia but not girlfriends. After two consecutive defeats, the team will be allowed to spend time with their wives, before the Boxing Day test on the 26th of December.To motivate the cricketers morally, the BCCI has welcomed the cricketers’ spouses to travel to Australia and spend quality times with their husbands. It may be a dull Christmas for Virat, as players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan will be looking forward to spend some time with their wives in Australia, and it maybe a lonely Christmas for Virat without Anushka. It was reported few days that Virat was upset over Anushka's recent photoshoot. We hope that is able to get back in action for the 3rd test in Melbourne. Your comments are welcome, fans
David Warner is adamant a sore thumb won't keep him out of Boxing Day test | Ninemsn WWOS
Joe Burns' Dad postpones the Xmas oyster order
classic movie. It was always an option if it was raining in the Boxing Day test!
India in Australia: Shikhar Dhawan Fit to play in Boxing Day Test
David Warner insists he will be ready for the Boxing Day Test despite nursing a sore thumb
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Tasmania AUS Hobart → » UPDATE » 6 Joe Burns Joe Burns to make Test debut at MCG on Boxing Day Joe Burns
Queenslander Joe Burns was a somewhat shock selection in the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against India. At 25 years of age, Burns isn’t a baby, but he’s still quite young, and his selection over Ed Cowan indicates that the selectors are looking towards the future. I think it’s a great…
Judt wanted to congratulate Joe Burns for his call up for the Boxing Day Test.
ABC - Warner will be ready for Boxing Day Test
I'll be at Melbourne for Boxing Day test.But I woudlve done this pose for you guys
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"Bill Lawry is back for the Boxing Day Test! LIVE on from 9.30am! http:/…
When was the last boxing day test in NZ?
So exciting to hear the 1st day of the boxing day test might be a sell out...great for nz cricket and christchurch
yes, that is what I am thinking. roast tomorrow as test, then freeze to have as bubble with rest of Xmas veg on boxing day
David Warner given the thumbs up for Boxing Day despite injury scare:
Shikhar Dhawan fit to play in Boxing Day Test (via
RESULTS ARE IN: 74% of voters have ruled that Shane Watson should be dropped ahead of the Boxing Day Test. http:…
Here's a preview of Boxing Day's Bob Radcliffe Cup final between and
Boxing Day test of India's resolve in Melbourne: MELBOURNE (Reuters) - With all hope of a first series triumph in…
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Warner will be ready for Boxing Day Test
check this out Boxing Day Test: My dad didn't believe I was selected: Joe Burns: "As an Australi...
oh, that particular Boxing Day Test is on the beach at Lakes Entrance... Sure to be a wet track!
Corey Anderson to miss Boxing Day Test with groin strain .
Warner Rogers Cowan Smith S.Marsh Marsh/Watson Haddin Johnson Harris Lyon Hazlewood | This should be the XI for Boxing Day Test.
Channel 9 has some special plans to welcome Bill Lawry for the Boxing Day Test. So keen on listening to him live after a …
AK: Confident Ryan Harris will be fit for Boxing Day Test. Hopeful to be bowling in the nets by the end of this Test
ADELAIDE CONFIRMED AS FIRST TEST VENUE The Adelaide Test has been confirmed as the first match of the Australia-India series and is set to begin on December 9, three days earlier than originally scheduled. The Brisbane Test will be shifted to second in the series and will begin on December 17, and the Sydney Test will be pushed back by three days to allow the players extra recovery time during a condensed, reworked four-Test schedule. The changes were reported by host broadcaster Channel Nine on Monday night and the new dates were then posted in the fixtures section of Cricket Australia's website. Under the new schedule, the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne will be the only match of the series to retain its original dates. In late evening CA released an advisory, in which the chief executive James Sutherland explained the rationale for the changes. "Nobody should underestimate just what these players are going through right now. These are difficult days and we need to support them in dealing with their grief, ...
James Pattinson wasn't born when Tendulkar made his Test debut. Now he's bowling to him in a Boxing Day Test. cricket ausvind
I never look at race as a reason for anything, I always want to look at and trust the facts but when the facts point at race I get defeated, make up uout own minds!! Bongani Matshisi and Avela Mnkabane Mzimba, your thoughts gentlemen. At last the truth: Makhaya Ntini on the end of his Test career. Why was he unceremoniously DUMPED in 2009? Out of Africa: Makhaya Ntini feels he was forced in to retirement Makhaya Ntini has finally revealed the pain behind a 101-Test career which saw him take 390 wickets, claiming he was unceremoniously DUMPED by South Africa. Amid obvious suggestions of racism, Ntini insists he was forced in to retirement against England at the end of 2009. The “Mdingi Express” says South African cricket officials rushed him out of the Proteas set up and gave him R200,000 to “keep me happy”. Speaking like never before, Ntini told Robert Marawa he never understood why he was axed after playing for the Proteas against England in Durban in the 2009 Boxing Day Test. He explained how, a ...
n May 2007, he was selected in the test team for the Bangladesh tour and played as a replacement for the fast bowler Munaf Patel. Over there he played for his national side in the second test where he bowled three overs including one maiden and conceded only five runs without taking a wicket. Later on, he was called for the tour of England in July–August 2007. Ishant Sharma got a call back in the team in the 3rd Test Match during Pakistan's tour of India in December 2007 due to injury of India's frontline pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, and Sreesanth. Sharma picked up 5 wickets during the third test in Bangalore.This performance earned him a place in India's squad for the tour of Australia. Sharma was left out in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as India retained their main fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan and RP Singh. However, in January 2008 Sharma was called to represent India once again to replace the injured Zaheer Khan in the second test at the SCG. Sharma started the fir ...
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On Day 3 of the final Ashes Test in Sydney, join ABC Grandstand during the lunch break as Jim Maxwell and an array of commentary Roast Kerry O’Keeffe live on ABC Local Radio and ABC Grandstand on digital radio from 12.30pm AEDT Sunday 5 January. Enigmatic cricket broadcaster Kerry O’Keeffe will call his last Test for ABC Grandstand this week after announcing his retirement from cricket broadcasting during the Boxing Day Test. In a fitting tribute he will be sent off with a Roast by his ABC colleagues and friends. The Roast will feature a multitude of Kerry’s most memorable commentary highlights, along with some of Kerry’s long suffering colleagues including Harsha Bhogle – famous for the Naga chilli eating challenge, Bryan Waddle – the voice of New Zealand cricket and Neil Manthorp – esteemed commentator of South African cricket, as well as messages from the Australian cricket team.
England made a huge mistake by dropping Prior for the Boxing Day Test, says Michael Clarke:
JonPhipps commented Monty Panesar set for England chance as Graeme Swann retires Essex spinner Monty Panesar looks set to be handed the chance to become England's number one spinner after the shock retirement of Graeme Swann. Swann, 34, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket with immediate effect last night, and tipped the Essex man as his replacement. Panesar is now the only senior spinner in the England squad and is set to win his 50th Test cap in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. Panesar joined Essex on loan last summer after a troubled spell both on and off...
** Random factoids of the week ** 1. Boxing Day, December 26th, is a public holiday celebrated in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada. The exact origin of the holiday isn't known for sure. There are many theories, but all agree that the holiday began with the practice of giving to those of the lower classes. Gifts among equals were exchanged on or before Christmas Day, but those less fortunate received theirs the day after. 2. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in popularity with other national events such as tennis' Davis Cup and cricket's Boxing Day Test match. The race starts on Boxing Day in Sydney and finishes in Hobart, Tasmania. The course covers a distance of 628 nautical miles. Due to handicap rules, the fastest boat is often not the overall winner. 3. The Boxing Day Test match is a series of cricket games, hosted in Melbourne, involving the Australian cricket team and an opposing national. It begins annually on Boxing Day and is played at the ...
ON THIS DAY IN 1992: Shane Warne arrives on the world stage with 7/52 on the final day of the Boxing Day Test against West Indies at the MCG. Watch the video highlights:
DAY'S PLAY INVOLVES Mitch Johnson IN HALF-MARATHON A global Positioning System (GPS) unit worn by Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson on day one of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) indicates that he walked and ran a total distance equivalent to a half-marathon over the six hours of play. The GPS device measures speed, distances travelled and the heart rates of players and the "number of sprint efforts" made, Johnson’s total of 23 km travelled during play including 144 sprints. Broadcaster Channel Nine's cricket high performance analyst Jock Campbell, who collated the data on Johnson, said yesterday that “The MCG is probably the biggest ground they play on in Australia so there’s a lot more distance [for players to] cover during the day". "People say that’s it’s stop-start and he walks part of it and that’s great, but go and walk for 23 km and tell me how tired you are at the end of it and try to bowl fast in the middle of it", said Campbell. “It’s further tha . ...
4-0 for Australia against England. Fantastic turnaround after conceding a first innings lead. Well played Michael Clarke and team Oz. World cricket needs good teams vying for top honors and it is good to see Australia start the climb back. One year down we will be in Oz playing the Boxing Day Test.
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Australia have bounced back into a winning position at stumps on day three of the Boxing Day Test. Catch our wrap-up of the day's play: if you can't get enough cricket, join our live blog of the Big Bash where Brisbane Heat are hosting Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba: if socccer - sorry, *football* - is your preferred sport, we have live coverage of the A-League clash between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Warriors:
As Australian as the Boxing Day Test, here's your guide to the best post-Christmas flicks.
It might be stumps on day two of the Boxing Day Test, but the cricket action continues tonight. Join the conversation on our Big Bash live blog as Sydney Thunder try to roll Adelaide Strikers: if The World Game is more your bag, join our live A-League coverage as Melbourne Heart host Wellington Phoenix:
Yesterday the Melbourne Cricket Ground broke its own cricket record; and if you’re going to The Ashes you should start the day right with a BIG BREAKFAST, including a pint of Tetley’s, for just $19 at the European Bier Cafe! Doors open at 8.30am while the Boxing Day Test is on - then it’s just a short stroll to the MCG.
New article giving a bite sized wrap up regarding day 1 of the Boxing Day Test is up now for a read at The Baggy Green Blog. "The legend himself, Bill Lawry, was back in the commentary booth ("Oh he's got him"), the MCG saw a record Boxing Day attendance of 91,092 (earlier 90,831 on the scoreboard) fanatics, Shane Watson has managed 50 Tests in an injury burdened career span of 9 years, Brad Haddin took his 50th catch of 2013 (further boosting his Man of the Series prospects), Hugh Jackman was interviewed by Michael Slater and his crew on The Cricket Show, there were a lot of flies at the MCG today, my mates Sylvester and Dan Stapo texted me that they are now deaf after sitting in Bay 15 having endured never ending drunken singing/ chanting, and we dropped Kevin Pietersen twice as England already seem to be in shut down mode, playing for a drawn result. Yes, it was Boxing Day."
Cricket: South Africa Batsman Jacques Kallis will retire from Test Cricket after the side's Boxing Day Test against India
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pretty obvious who's going to win the Boxing Day test! R any of u directioners fans of cricket cuz I am!
Boxing Day at MCG sets a new record.. 91092 highest attendence on any day of test cricket
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90,831 people watching at the MCG at the moment. That is a new ground record for a Boxing day test. Not bad for a dead rubber.
Boxing Day Test. Day 1. The largest attendance for a cricket match, ever.
Nothing beats a bit of Boxing Day Test Match cricket at Kingsmead.
Wife is a champ. She is driving (drunk) 3 of us back to Geelong from the test after she's been up since 4am working the Boxing Day sales.
Today: boxing day test, sun and pool - festive, festive, festive
The Boxing Day crowd at the amazed me...91092.that's massive for a test match... Kudos to the Aussie crowd!!
Alviro Petersen and Robin Peterson are playing against India and Kevin Pietersen for England in the Boxing day Test!!
It's Boxing Day so the traditional sports events happen...MCG test starts, beginning of Sydney2Hobart, and laugh at duds
Boxing day test at Kingsmead, loving it.
Biggest test of credentials looms at this evening but Brendan Rodgers says his players have "no fear"
the first thing you do on Boxing Day is test out all the new stuff you have!
Lets see who wins the boxing day test.
wish I was their, Its been years since I saw a boxing day test.
Bill's back! And don't we love it?: GOT him, yes! Bill Lawry's back for the Boxing Day Test and we love it - the commentator out-tren...
Not a bad first day, everything you want in a Boxing Day test. England even putting up a fight
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Boxing day test match cricket is calling me.
The Boxing Day test match Let's go Proteas! Who cares what the media says, we are no:1 let's show them what we are made of
Here we go. The last test of the series, the last of Kallis. It's Boxing Day cricket baby!!!
new years test is usually at Newlands. Boxing day is usually kingsmead. So perhaps he wanted to retire at Newlands but for Bcci
Windies one-dayer at Eden Park was fun, but also a good argument for Boxing Day Test at the Basin.
I wish I was in Durban right now. Just to watch the boxing day test
The Ashes: Australia takes first day honours against England in Boxing Day Test at MCG (ABC): Australia's bowl...
Well this is the best boxing day till date... First the ashes followed by 2nd test... This cant get any better
That is very true! I did enjoy the experience of being there amongst a record Boxing Day test crowd :-)) It's an awesome stadium!!
Here we go with 85,000 in the house at the Boxing Day test match ! 🎄
LEGEND "Jacques Kallis has announced that he will retire from test cricket after the Boxing Day test match against India
Today is the 100th anniversary of boxing day test match 1913-2013.1st South Africa vs england jo'burg1913.
Who says Test Cricket is dead - record-breaking attendance of 91092 at the MCG on Boxing day in a dead Ashes series!
Way to stand up tonight bogeyman! Great day flicking between the Warriors V Clippers & Boxing Day test is Melbourne...
Test your memory of 2013 with The Telegraph’s Boxing Day quiz: By Christopher Winn Test your memor...
Deffo. Had great company today mate. Cheers for sharing a great Boxing Day Test. Come & in did tomorrow. Will be close to today
Rampant sledging audible on the Boxing Day Test TV coverage. Must be P-block.
Hello.yes we had a good Christmas and watched the Boxing Day cricket test match. Hope you and donkeys are well
Today in 1913 - exactly 100 years ago - the first ever Boxing Day Test match began at the Old Wanderers between S Africa…
Been to the Boxing Day Test now a quick flight back to Brisbane to watch City knock 5 past Liverpool. Wish the plane was going to Manchester
I had an amazing Christmas and got spoiled. rotten. I hope everyone did too. Now in for a. bit of the Boxing day test.
There is no better sight in cricket than a full house at the MCG for the Boxing Day test. 90,800 spectators. Rivalry, drama…
I flew 2000 miles for the Boxing Day test and had the sit through the worst 62 I've ever seen in my life
90,831 is the official count at MCG for Boxing Day. For a dead rubber. Test cricket is dying?
Well to others its a boxing day,to Durbanites its Sunfoil cricket test,yeh we cooking the Indians
Check out the best photos from day one of the fourth Test on Boxing Day in Melbourne
Boxing Day Test at Melbourne, always a pleasure
Boxing day Test match pray 4 india.
Also coming up on at 5: Today's details on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Boxing Day Test and preparations for Woodford Folk Festival.
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Annual Boxing Day test match one dayer!!!
Boxing Day test.England batting is so boring!
Boxing Day Test. Swim at Merewether baths in Newcastle. Leftovers for lunch. Hung out with sietta (with sleeping jetta). Jaytee DJing tonight. Supporting the roots this w'end. Kill me! Life is good. Blessed. Hope you had a good one fam..
Australia's vulnerability going into the Boxing Day Test was akin to Australia winning Olympic Gold medals beforehand!
Boxing day test gud crowd...around 1 lakh
Boxing Day is traditionally the day to spend time with family and friends and perhaps watch the Boxing Day Test Match. Why not come spend it with us... yes, we're open! Lunch or Dinner in the International Buffet, or perhaps a schnitty whilst watching the cricket. Whatever your fancy, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Boxing Day test tradition. Doesn't get any better
Boxing day test match is where it's at.
Budha's Boxing Day BBQ from 3PM Today! - FREE Sausage Sizzle - FREE Entry - Live Entertainment - $3.50 Pots and $4 Ciders! Boxing Day Test Cricket will be on the big TV! Get down early before the sausages run out!
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Boxing Day test. Prawn sandwich for lunch. Relaxed.
Boxing Day test is on the BIG screens!
Boxing Day Test, Sydney to Hobart and now the Big Bash - so many great ways to spend your day recovering after a big Christmas! What's your favourite way to spend Boxing day?
No Xmas hangover here! Boxing Day test on the big screen and some drinks. Day sorted!
Boxing Day test and a pool, good combo
We hope you all had an amazing Christmas!! Bring on the Boxing Day test (and shopping) in Melbourne
Good luck to the Aussies in today's Boxing Day Test.
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England's openers make a solid start in Boxing Day Test. Follow it live here
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Alastair Cook has admitted that England's successes last summer may have hidden serious flaws in both the team and his captaincy. "When you win it can paper over cracks that have been developing," said Cook ahead of Melbourne's Boxing Day Test. "But when you lose it hits you with what it is you n
Boxing Day test... Don't mind if I do!!
Let us know what you’re doing today in the NT: a) Watching the Boxing Day Test b) Hunting for a bargain at the sales c) Fishing d) All of the above with a few Pauls Iced Coffees
Good to have Bill Lawry back in commentary for the Boxing Day Test.. All that's missing now is Richie Benaud & my summer will be complete
Boxing Day test .. Aussies are having English muffins
Boxing day test. Bring it on you poms.
It just wouldn't be an Aussie Christmas without the Boxing Day test match or the crazy sales! Which one are you heading off to? We can help you out with the cricket on the big screens, and an awesome meal after the shopping.
Boxing Day test lets go Aussies lets go
Australia begins its hunt for an Ashes clean sweep in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Follow Grandstand's live blog here.
Boxing Day test, BBQ, brews and mates. Brilliant!
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Boxing day test. It doesn't get much better
Boxing Day test with my dad... You bewdy!
'Bill Lawry and the Boxing Day Test. The Boxing Day Test and Bill Lawry...' He's back!
Boxing day test match come on England
Boxing Day test, ready to see poms skittled
At the MCG for the Boxing Day test.
Em's first boxing day test. Emily Lowe
England vs Australia boxing day test
Boxing day test. .. come on Australia. . 5-0
Boxing Day test beats the races any day
Boxing day test here we come Go ausies
Chill out in the Lounge Bar and catch every ball of the Boxing Day Test LIVE and in HD! Pre game coverage on now!
Boxing Day Test or Boxing Day Sales – what will you be doing?
Going to boxing day test go aussies :)
Leftovers, Boxing Day Test and a match. Sounds pretty good to us. Scorchers vs Renegades preview
Film and television (australia) The films Bush Christmas (1947) starring Chips Rafferty and the remake Prince and the Great Race in 1983 (with Nicole Kidman), and Miracle Down Under starring John Waters (telecast as Bushfire Moon) are insights into the early Australian Christmas culture. Many television series have used Christmas episodes to explore the changing culture of Christmas in Australia. Children's stories Australian children grow up enjoying traditional Christmas stories such as Clement Clarke Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but children's authors and illustrators are beginning to create truly Australian children's Christmas literature. One favourite is Wombat Divine by Mem Fox, while a more recent addition is Aussie Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison. Major sporting events The Christmas break is an opportunity for sports fans to enjoy two major sporting events. The 26 December is the opening day of the 'Boxing Day Test' between the Austral ...
Graeme Smith attributed South Africa's poor record in Durban in recent years to failure to adapt to the conditions, but remained confident of beating India in the upcoming Boxing Day Test. One person who Smith believed will be able to make the tweaks needed to perform well at the ground is Vernon Philander. (Rmra)
Michael Clarke has insisted he is living in the moment as Australia's Ashes-winning captain rather than looking beyond the Boxing Day Test, because he knows how quickly perceptions can change as the result of success or failure - Cricket news from Global
Good morning, and Merry Christmas to you all. A quick summary of what’s up on the homepage at the moment: - Two young boys are missing after being taken by a man in Loganlea last night. Police say the man is known to the boys. - Brisbane’s Anglican archbishop says his thoughts are with young children this Christmas, following what has been a “faith-shaking” year for the church. - NASA astronauts have endured a “mini blizzard” to fix part of the International Space Station during a Christmas Eve spacewalk. - Australia’s batsmen have vowed to go after English spinner Monty Panesar in the Boxing Day Test tomorrow.
Kevin Pietersen will come out fighting for the Boxing Day Test & dismisses any talk of retirement
The Ashes 2013-14 Lyon on cusp of 100 Test wickets Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne December 23, 2013 Nathan Lyon, the Ashes offspinner left standing, says that a 5-0 whitewash is Australia's goal Related Links Players/Officials: Nathan Lyon Series/Tournaments: England tour of Australia Teams: Australia Nathan Lyon is nearing a rare century. Australia's leading Test spinners have overwhelmingly been of the leg variety - Shane Warne, Richie Benaud, Clarrie Grimmett, Stuart MacGill and Bill O'Reilly top the wicket list. You can count on one hand the number of Australian offspinners who have taken 100 Test wickets, but Lyon is poised to join Hugh Trumble, Ashley Mallett, Bruce Yardley and Ian Johnson on that list, the first player in 30 years to reach the milestone. Lyon will begin the Boxing Day Test on 95 wickets. Playing enough Tests to take that many is an achievement in the post-Warne era, given the way Australia's selectors rotated through the slow bowlers until settling on Lyon. Exciting he may not be, b ...
England call in extra spinners: ENGLAND are keeping Australia guessing for the Boxing Day Test, calling leg-spinner Scott Borthwick into the squad. (PerthNow)
David Warner warms up for the Boxing Day Test with Candice Falzon.
Two words from coach Darren Lehmann summed up how he plans to keep Australia's foot on England's throat in the Boxing Day Test.
England spinner Graeme announces his retirement from four days out from the Boxing Day Test
Australia to work hard ahead of Boxing Day - Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he'll work his team hard before the Boxing Day Test as they try to maintain their domination of this Ashes series...
Bresnan hoping to use Boxing Day Test as 'springboard' to bounce back from Ashes low: England bowler Tim Bresn...
London, Dec 22 (ANI): England bowler Tim Bresnan has said that the tourists will use the Boxing Day Test in ... -
No dead Tests in Ashes - Bresnan: Tim Bresnan says the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne is England's chance to bounce back after losing t...
Christmas Day - The Australian is THE place to be! Boxing Day Test, NBA, DJ and even a guest appearance from Santa!
If Johnny isn't GG by the start of the Boxing Day Test, then Tony has failed.
not that I've heard of yet. He's in Boxing Day Test squad of 14. Three players named all batsmen though...
Simon Jones, Brian Close, Alan Mullally for the Boxing Day Test. England need something
Yeah the boxing day test.. usually the best of the whole summer!
yeah man could of just keep it.. Or a boxing day test..
Good man, can only really follow the cricket from BBC website the morning after, though will watch the Boxing Day Test at home
I agree with Dion me. Life long ambition to go to the Boxing Day test out there.
Boxing Day Test at the MCG, mans greatest creation.
My favourite test is the one around xmas time and boxing day. Just staying up till 3am watching cricket with a glass of mulled wine.
You coming on TL after so long?. Well Bill's wife is sick...he has been given leave till MCG Boxing day Test ..might quit after SCG
watch out for the crowd at the Boxing Day test boys.
Bit tired having gone to bed late/got up early. Should be fully acclimatised to The Routine by Boxing Day Test.
This better happen at the Boxing Day test!!
One day I will do the Melbourne Boxing Day test
I'd love to be there for the Boxing Day test!!!
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me too, I'm going to the boxing day test so Im hoping they win even more so!
Memo to Stuart Broad fake a hammy before the Boxing Day Test, no Broad Ban here.
You need to prove you're ready by helping me boss a bottle of scotch during the Boxing Day test.
Love the always great to wake up and stick on TMS and catch on the days play. Bring on the Boxing Day test match!!!
I would give my left leg to go to the Boxing Day Test.
G'day Bill, will miss your golden voice till the boxing day test, how ya goin?
Atleast we weren't bowled out for 80 odd like the 2010 Boxing Day test match
going great guns mate. Off to the mcg for the boxing day test. Sneakily disguised as spending Christmas with family in Melbourne.
Still recovering from the car crash. Won't be back till Boxing Day test by all reports
Now to scalp or bin my Boxing Day test tickets. Will be all over by then
From memory, 3 test venues have games. One being Melbourne having two games around the Boxing Day test. Hope BA support Nix v MH.
less excited about watching the Boxing Day Test now
yes mate definitely! Was looking at tickets a few hours ago. Boxing Day test at the G?!
wish I was going! Will be at the MCG for the Boxing Day test though.
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Can hear the national anthem in the background! Getting more excited for the perth test and the Boxing Day test
All I want for Christmas is for the Boxing Day test to not be over by Day 3.
Glad I'm going to the Boxing Day test 😳
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