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Record crowd for Australia - New Zealand Test

The Boxing Day Test is the highlight of the cricket calendar in Australia and routinely attracts throngs of spectators.

26 Dec 2019 2:22 PM

Steve Smith eyes century as Australia seize control against New Zealand

In the Black Caps' first Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl.

26 Dec 2019 2:19 PM

Boxing Day Test: Australia end day one at 257/4 against NZ

Steve Smith and Travis Head are still unbeaten at the individual scores of 77 and 25, respectively.

26 Dec 2019 12:48 PM

Matthew Wade just literally did a 'Michael Jackson move' at the MCG!

Wade came out to bat at the score of 144 and immediately faced Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner's barrage of bouncers.

26 Dec 2019 12:34 PM

Steve Smith now tenth highest-scorer for Australia in Tests

Smith, who is currently unbeaten at the score of 72, surpassed Greg Chappell to become the tenth highest scorer for the team.

26 Dec 2019 11:55 AM


Australian cricketers play with their kids in nets ahead of Boxing Day Test

The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter and posted photos of Australian players playing with their kids.

26 Dec 2019 11:35 AM

Boxing Day Test: Steve Smith, umpire Nigel Llong argue over dead-ball rule

Smith was miffed after the umpire's decision to term the delivery of New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner as 'dead ball'.

26 Dec 2019 11:27 AM

Boxing Day Test: Trent Boult makes remarkable comeback against Australia

30-year-old Boult did not show any jitters and he ended up bowling a perfect inswinger to send Burns back to the pavilion.

26 Dec 2019 11:17 AM

Australia add leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson to Sydney Test squad

The leg-spinner joined the side for preparation during the ongoing 2nd Test and will remain with them leading till the Sydney Test.

26 Dec 2019 10:51 AM

Marnus Labuschagne hits fifth straight 50 as Australia dig in

In the Black Caps' first Boxing Test, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl on a cloudy morning.

26 Dec 2019 10:42 AM


New Zealand pacers strike twice to leave Australia reeling at 67-2

In the Black Caps' first Boxing Test, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl on a cloudy morning.

26 Dec 2019 10:27 AM

Trent Boult medically cleared to play 2nd Test vs Aus, Kane Williamson confirms

Boult had missed the first Test in Perth after injuring his ribs and side in a Test against England last month.

25 Dec 2019 8:04 PM

Pat Cummins clearly the 'best bowler' in world: Australia skipper Tim Paine

Paine also said that Cummins has the statistics to back it up. The Australian pacer is currently the number one ranked ICC Test bowler.

25 Dec 2019 5:22 PM

Tom Blundell hopes to display his patience for 'biggest test' at MCG

As a wicketkeeper-batsman he has been behind BJ Watling in the pecking order in the test side.

25 Dec 2019 12:44 PM

Long time between Boxing Day tests for New Zealand vs Australia

New Zealand's last appearance on Dec. 26 in Melbourne was in 1987.

25 Dec 2019 11:02 AM


New Zealand make two changes for Boxing Day Test

The dangerous Boult missed the first Test in Perth with a rib injury that also kept him out of their final clash against England.

25 Dec 2019 10:54 AM

Australia to include Michael Neser in five pacer line-up

The hosts are wary of the surface at MCG where bowlers had to really toil for any success in recent times.

25 Dec 2019 10:32 AM

Steve Smith preparing for short balls ahead of second Test against New Zealand

Smith failed to shine in the first Test as Neil Wagner got hold of him in both innings with short balls.

24 Dec 2019 8:30 PM

20,000 plus New Zealand fans to fill vacant MCG seats for Boxing day Test

Cricket Australia said last week more than 16,000 tickets had been sold to New Zealanders based in Australia.

24 Dec 2019 3:21 PM

David Warner ready for Boxing Day Test: Justin Langer

Warner had to suffer a blow on his left hand during a net session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Monday.

24 Dec 2019 10:27 AM