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Steven Smith hit his third hundred of the series to lead Australia to an imposing 530 on day two at the MCG
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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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Chris Rogers on being hit on the box by Ishant Sharma in the first over of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG

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Aiden Blizzard swings for six
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Riki Wessels plays a late cut
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Ryan Harris celebrates Shikhar Dhawan's wicket
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Steven Smith gets a round of applause as he walks off the MCG
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Steven Smith was bowled on 192 while trying to ramp Umesh Yadav
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Steven Smith gets ready to reverse sweep
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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 India 108/1
Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers at Sydney - Dec 27
Syd Sixers won by 16 runs
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)
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)
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