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Shaun Marsh registered his first fifty of the series to help Australia stretch their lead to 326 on day four at the MCG
Shaun Marsh registered his first fifty of the series to help Australia stretch their lead to 326 on day four at the MCG © Getty Images
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    The first Boxing Day classic

Ashley Mallett: Nearly 150 years ago, the MCG saw the start of a much-loved tradition, with a match starring Aboriginal players

    Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Ricky Ponting: Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane

    The return of Bob Simpson

Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

    A good time to invest in Smith stock

Mark Nicholas: Australia's new captain has shown more responsibility in his batting without shedding his youthful bravado

    Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

Ricky Ponting: The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader

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Blogs

Going for glory and falling just short

Anantha Narayanan: An anecdotal account of close finishes similar to the recent Adelaide Test

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

Russell Jackson: He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level

Why the bouncer is not essential to cricket

Pranay Sanklecha: Sure, it makes for thrilling viewing, but the tests of courage it provides can be achieved by other means

Shaun Marsh registered his first fifty of the series
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An R Ashwin delivery trickled onto Chris Rogers' stumps
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Ajinkya Rahane took a fine catch at leg slip to get rid of Steven Smith
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Shane Watson endured another failure with the bat
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David Warner introduces his baby to Nathan Lyon during a rain break
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A drizzle brought the covers on at the MCG
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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 & 261/7 India 465
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Dec 29
Scorchers won by 36 runs
Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands)
Dec 30, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Strikers v Hurricanes at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2014 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Syd Thunder at Perth
Jan 1, 2015 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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