The Ashes: Day 1 of 4th Test sees record crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Updated: 26 December 2013 13:37 IST

Melbourne Cricket Ground officials announced a first-day attendance of 90,831 and the biggest single-day crowd for a cricket Test match.

The Ashes: Day 1 of 4th Test sees record crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne:

The opening day of the fourth Australia-England Ashes Test set a new world record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. (Match scorecard)

Ground officials announced a first-day attendance of 90,831 and the biggest single-day crowd for a cricket Test match.

The massive Boxing Day turnout eclipsed the previous record first-day crowd at the MCG of 90,800 set in the 1961 Test between Australia and the West Indies.

Australia have already claimed the Ashes urn off England with an unassailable 3-0 series lead after huge Test victories in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Topics : Cricket Melbourne Cricket Ground The Ashes, 2013-14 The Ashes, 2013
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