AN umpiring farce threatens to take some shine off the historic pink ball Test, after New Zealand were robbed of a chance to take a stranglehold on Day 2.

    ANOTHER dire performance will heap pressure on Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor, whose side continued their winless run as Melbourne Victory returned to the top.

    TRAILBLAZER Cate Campbell grabbed two slices of history with a stunning world record breaking performance at the national short course championships in Sydney.

    THERE was the historic nature of the occasion to be handled but in the end it was simple cricket strategy that prevailed, writes Ian Chappell.

    WORLD No.1 Jordan Spieth is aiming to stir some early fear in rival Matt Jones to shake-up Sunday’s shootout for the Australian Open.


    Boxing Day Test - Australia v India

    Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2014

    Event:                         Boxing Day Test
    Teams:                       Australia v India
    Date:                          December 26-30, 2014

    Public tickets to Day 5 on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCC visitor tickets to Day 5 on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    Gate opening times:

    Public: 9.30am

    AFL members: 9.30am

    MCC members: 9.30am

    Car park opening time (Yarra Park)

    Gate 3 - 6.00am
    Gate 5 - 8.00am
    Gate 6 - 8.00am
    Gate 7 - 6.00am

    Schedule of Play:

    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Lunch              12.30pm - 1.10pm
    Session 2        1.10pm - 3.10pm
    Tea                3.10pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm