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 Rd 2 - Melbourne v West Coast Eagles

    Mar 30, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 2
    Teams: Melbourne v West Coast Eagles
    Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
    Start time: 3.20pm

    Expected attendance: 24,000

    Classification: C - seating plan

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 1.00pm
    MCC members: 12.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    General admission seating (subject to change):

    Ponsford Stand
    M28 rows A-Z
    M29-36
    Q29-36

    Olympic Stand
    M53-M57
    Q49-Q57

    Southern Stand
    M2-M11
    P1-P9
    Q1-Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Melbourne - M2 & M3 rows A-K
    West Coast Eagles - M33 rows A-S

    Purchase tickets: On sale now through Ticketek.

    Public ticket prices:

    MCC visitor ticket prices: Adult - $34.00 Children - $6.00

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