‘Boxing’ Facts

Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated in Australia and many other Commonwealth countries on December 26, the day after or alternatively on the next day after Christmas.

In 1950 the first ever Australian Boxing Day Test was hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The tradition goes back to the middle ages with varied versions on when and how it began.

Melbourne Cricket Ground will be hosting 100th Test, when India play their first Test against Australia on Boxing Day (December 26). The first ground to host hundred Test matches was Lord’s.

Melbourne Cricket Ground established in 1854 is the biggest cricket ground in the world.

The first Test in the history of cricket was played between Australia and England at MCG on 15-3-1877.

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