AUSTRALIA lost four wickets in 22 balls late on day four to all but lose hope of pulling off a miracle against Pakistan in Dubai.

    THE exhilarating Melbourne derby was possibly the best ever and would have gone some way to convincing David Villa to return from New York.

    MANCHESTER City’s bid to put pressure on EPL leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham.

    IT was a tough day in the NBA for Australia with Joe Ingles and Brock Motum getting cut.

    ARSENAL won their first Premier League match in over a month, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors.

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    Boxing Day Test - Australia v Sri Lanka

    Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2012

    The MCG is the place to be on Boxing Day, as Australia hosts Sri Lanka in the traditional Boxing Day Test.

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    **MCC visitor tickets to Day 1 have sold out

    Event:                         Boxing Day Test
    Teams:                       Australia v Sri Lanka
    Date:                          December 26-30, 2012
    Start time:                   10.30am

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    Gate opening time

    MCG iPhone appPublic (Gate 1, 3, 4, 5, 6):
    9.00am (Days 1-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    MCC members (Gate 2):
    8.00am (Day 1)
    8.30am (Days 2-3)
    9.00am (Days 4-5)

    Schedule:
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.10pm
    Session 2        1.10pm - 3.10pm
    Interval           3.10pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 6.00am
    Gate 5 - 8.00am
    Gate 6 - 8.00am
    Gate 7 - 6.00am (6.30am days 2 and 3 and 7.00am days 4 and 5)

    Bus parking

    Expected attendance 
    Day 1 - 65,000
    Day 2 - 45,000
    Day 3 - 35,000
    Day 4 - 20,000
    Day 5 - 10,000