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Boxing Day Test

MCG - Saturday 26th December 2015

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Boxing Day Test Betting

It’s as Aussie as a dual-flush toilet and more traditional than Christmas, and the Boxing Day Test 2015 is coming to a ground near you (if you live near the MCG in Melbourne). Having spent the previous day with family, Boxing Day’s a great day to go to the cricket, even if you hate cricket. There’s a lot to love: the tradition, the jeering crowd, the red-stained white uniforms – and that’s just in the queue for pies! But seriously, a sunny day out at one of the world’s greatest sporting cauldrons watching Australia take on the best of the summer just can’t be beaten. And it makes for some great Boxing Day Test betting too!

Test Cricket’s kind of like the grandma of cricketing formats. But this doesn’t stop the Boxing Day Test regularly pulling the biggest crowds of the summer. And you wanna know why? Just like your grandma, Test Cricket is steeped in history and tradition – and with so much information at our fingertips and instant social-media gratification, slowing down to smell the willow on leather once in a while is good for the soul.

Facts about the Boxing Day Test

  • A 1998 rain-interrupted match against England featured the longest single day’s play in Test history.
  • In 2006, 89,155 packed the MCG to watch Shane Warne claim his 700th Test wicket (Andrew Strauss, England).
  • In 1995, umpire Darrell Hair no-balled Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran seven times in three overs for bowling with a bent arm.

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Past Boxing Day Test Match Winners

Below is a list of the past Boxing Day Test matches and winners.

Year Opposition Result Boxing Day Crowd Total Attendance
2014 India Draw 69,993 194,481
2013 England Australia won by 8 wickets 91,112 271,865
2012 Sri Lanka Australia won by an innings and 201 runs 67,138 137,455
2011 India Australia won by 122 runs 70,068 189,347
2010 England England won by an innings and 157 runs 84,345 240,156
2009 Pakistan Australia won by 170 runs 59,206 156,267
2008 South Africa South Africa won by 9 wickets 63,263 174,246
2007 India Australia won by 337 runs 68,465 166,663
2006 England Australia won by an innings and 99 runs 89,155 244,351
2005 South Africa Australia won by 184 runs 71,910 192,337
2004 Pakistan Australia won by 9 wickets 61,552 129,079
2003 India Australia won by 9 wickets 62,613 179,662
2002 England Australia won by 5 wickets 64,189 177,658
2001 South Africa Australia won by 9 wickets 61,796 153,025
2000 West Indies Australia won by 352 runs 73,233 133,299

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What happened in the 2013 Boxing Day Test?

England were hot favourites to defend the Ashes at the start of the summer, but Boxing Day Test odds swung back in favour of Australia performing a clean sweep of the five-test series. True to form, the home side won the Boxing Day Test by eight wickets and went on to a series whitewash.

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