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Ashes: Record crowd for Boxing Day Test at MCG

Last updated on: December 26, 2013 12:58 IST

Australia's Boxing Day Test has drawn a world record Test crowd of 91,092 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday.

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A general view of the large crowd of 90,831 spectators during day one of the Fourth Ashes Boxing Day Test between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on ThursdayThe bumper attendance at the 100,000-seat stadium exceeded the 90,800 recorded for the second day of the fifth Test between Australia and West Indies at the same ground on February 11, 1961.

England were 159-3 when the crowd update was announced.

Australia have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series.

Image: A general view of the large crowd of 90,831 spectators during day one of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday

Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

 

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