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.

HE’S ranked higher than Shane Watson and has changed the course of Test matches with bat and ball. Here’s why Mitchell Johnson is a genuine all-rounder.

SOME of the biggest names in Australian cricket take to the SCG tonight as Sydney Sixers do battle with Melbourne Renegades. FOLLOW IT LIVE!

STEVE Smith has become just the fifth Australian in the last 100 years — and ninth over all — to score a century on Test debut as captain.

MELBOURNE City boss John van‘t Schip has confirmed his international marquee Robert Koren will make his debut in the Melbourne derby on Saturday night.

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Upcoming Functions

Christmas Day Luncheon

Dec 25, 2014

Spend your Christmas Day in the Members Dining Room on the eve of one of the biggest days in the Australian sporting calendar, the Boxing Day Test.

XXIX Club Boxing Day Test Luncheon - Day 1

Dec 26, 2014

The XXIX Club committee is pleased to announce that the annual Boxing Day Test luncheon on day 1 will be running again this year in the Jim Stynes Room.

XXIX Club Boxing Day Test Luncheon - Day 3

Dec 26, 2014

The XXIX Club committee is pleased to announce that the annual Boxing Day Test luncheon on Day 3 will be running again this year in the Keith Miller Room.

Boxing Day Breakfast

Dec 26, 2014

Join fellow members and guests in the Members Dining Room for the traditional MCC Boxing Day Breakfast.

Women in Cricket Test Breakfast

Dec 27, 2014

The Members Dining Room will again host our annual Women in Cricket Test Breakfast on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test.