A bumper Boxing Day crowd is expected for this year’s 2013 Boxing Day Test/ Ashes clash between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
How do you spend your Boxing Day? A lot of Australians have developed a Boxing Day cricket tradition. The tradition started 63 years ago, with the first ever Boxing Day Test played in 1950 against England, where 60,486 cricket fans flocked to see Australia win a thriller by just 28 runs.
All available tickets for the Boxing Day Test are now sold out and organisers are expected to break the world record for crowd attendance at a single day of cricket.
The Boxing Day Test kicks off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 10.30am (Melbourne time) on 26 December, 2013, but Brisbane cricket fans can watch all the action of the Boxing Day Test on Channel 9 from 9am (Brisbane local time).
The Test will stream live from the MCG in Melbourne where Australia will have England on the ropes. Can we keep the pressure on them and take the Cup? Join Channel 9’s hosts Bill Lawry, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas for all the action of the day.
The winners of The boxing day test for the past ten years have been:
2012- Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 201 runs
2011- Australia beat India by 122 runs
2010- England beat Australia by an innings and 157 runs
2009- Australia beat Pakistan by 170 runs
2008- South Africa beat Australia by 9 wickets
2007- Australia beat India by 337 runs
2006- Australia beat England by an innings and 99 runs
2005- Australia beat South Africa by 184 runs
2004- Australia beat Pakistan by 9 wickets
2003- Australia beat India by 9 wickets
Will you be watching the England v Australia Boxing Day test this year, or maybe the Sydney to Hobart race?