Has anything gone right for England?
As Australia aim for a series whitewash, Jesse Hogan and Chloe Saltau review England's poor performance in the previous three Ashes Tests.PT4M48S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2zua8 620 349 December 23, 2013
The Melbourne Cricket Club believes the Boxing Day crowd could threaten the world record for a day's Test cricket. Public sales for day one of the fourth Test against England officially sold out at lunchtime on Christmas Day. The world record attendance is 90,800 for a day of the Australia-West Indies Test in 1961.
''Given the weather forecast and the presales, we're optimistic of a crowd of up to 90,000 provided our members attend in good numbers,'' MCC spokesman Shane Brown said.
Drunk and disorderly cricket fans will be the target of a policing operation of more than 100 officers at the Test. Officers will patrol in and around the ground and work with bar staff to make sure alcohol is served responsibly. Drink drivers will be targeted on roads near the venue.
Cricket fans at the MCG. Photo: Pat Scala PDS
■ Cricket doyen Richie Benaud will be forced to sit out the rest of the season after injuries sustained in a car accident in October. Benaud, 83, a member of the Channel Nine commentary panel, broke his sternum.