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Joe Burns is surrounded by his team-mates after getting his baggy green, on Boxing Day in Melbourne
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The crowd gets behind Australia on Boxing Day
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Joe Burns is surrounded by his team-mates after getting his baggy green
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Michael Clarke congratulates Joe Burns on his debut
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Brad Haddin's son Zac staked his claim for selection in the nets
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Shane Watson and his son Will at Australia's Christmas lunch
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3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 75/1
Scorchers v Melb Reneg at Perth
Dec 26, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers at Sydney
Dec 27, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Heat v Melb Stars at Brisbane
Dec 28, 2014 (18:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney
Dec 29, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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