STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

    MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

    NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

    KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

    LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

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    AFL Second Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

    Sep 05, 2014

    Event:                    AFL Second Qualifying Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Geelong Cats
    Date:                     Friday September 5
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Expected attendance: 80,000

    Public tickets on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCC members' reserved seats and visitor tickets are still available.

    MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    Hawthorn – M33
    Geelong Cats – M3

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00am (pass holders only)

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