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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of the premier sporting venues in Australia. It is the largest cricket stadium in the world with the capacity of 100,024 seats. This ground is home to Melbourne Cricket Club and has National Sports Museum of Australia inside the stadium.

Australia v India: 3rd Test - Day 1


History

MCG was built in 1853, after the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) found a necessity to build a stadium for the club. Between 1835 and the early 1860s it was known as the Government or Police Paddock and served as a large agistment area for the horses of the Australian Police. After that Australian Government stipulated that the ground was to be used for cricket and cricket only.

The first cricket match was played on 30 September 1854 between Victoria and New South Wales. The first international test match was played between Australia and England from March 15-19, 1877 which Australia won by 45 runs. And the first ODI match was also played between the same teams on Jan 5, 1971, also won by Australia by 5 wickets.

Major Matches

MCG is always known for its great atmosphere around the ground. The ground has hosted many important international tournaments.

The MCG hosted three pool games as part of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as well as a quarter-final, and then the final on 29 March. The finals played between Australia and New Zealand was attended by a record 93,013 number of people.

In a test match against Pakistan in 2016, Australia scored the highest score of the ground 624 runs courtesy of the amazing centuries from Steve Smith and David Warner.

The stadium hosts Boxing Day Test every year, which has become a tradition over the years.

Recent Matches

The last test match on the ground was famous Boxing Day Ashes Test match between England and Australia from 26–30 December 2017. The match ended up in draw.

The last ODI was played between Australia and Pakistan on 15 January 2017, which Pakistan won by 6 wickets.


Ravichandran Ashwin reveals how Ravi Shastri's tactic helped him dismiss Steve Smith in Melbourne
Ravichandran Ashwin reveals how Ravi Shastri's tactic helped him dismiss Steve Smith in Melbourne

Ravichandran Ashwin reveals how Ravi Shastri's tactic helped him dismiss Steve Smith in Melbourne

Team India unhappy with hotel quarantine ahead of Sydney Test
Team India unhappy with hotel quarantine ahead of Sydney Test

Team India unhappy with hotel quarantine ahead of Sydney Test

How Rishabh Pant’s breezy cameo swung the momentum in India's favour at Melbourne
How Rishabh Pant’s breezy cameo swung the momentum in India's favour at Melbourne

How Rishabh Pant’s breezy cameo swung the momentum in India's favour at Melbourne

IND v AUS 2020: Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty leads India’s charge; visitors trail Australia by 6 runs
IND v AUS 2020: Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty leads India’s charge; visitors trail Australia by 6 runs

IND v AUS 2020: Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty leads India’s charge; visitors trail Australia by 6 runs

Pat Cummins’ double strikes keeps Australia in hunt; India trail by 105 runs at Lunch on Day 2
Pat Cummins’ double strikes keeps Australia in hunt; India trail by 105 runs at Lunch on Day 2

Pat Cummins’ double strikes keeps Australia in hunt; India trail by 105 runs at Lunch on Day 2

IND v AUS 2020: Mohammed Siraj fulfilled our father’s dream, says brother
IND v AUS 2020: Mohammed Siraj fulfilled our father’s dream, says brother

IND v AUS 2020: Mohammed Siraj fulfilled our father’s dream, says brother

Bowlers hand Team India advantage after Day 1 at MCG
Bowlers hand Team India advantage after Day 1 at MCG

Bowlers hand Team India advantage after Day 1 at MCG

IND v AUS 2020: Is Hanuma Vihari over KL Rahul at MCG justified?
IND v AUS 2020: Is Hanuma Vihari over KL Rahul at MCG justified?

IND v AUS 2020: Is Hanuma Vihari over KL Rahul at MCG justified?

IND v AUS 2020: CA confirms MCG as preferred backup venue for third Test
IND v AUS 2020: CA confirms MCG as preferred backup venue for third Test

IND v AUS 2020: CA confirms MCG as preferred backup venue for third Test

IND v AUS 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar remains critical of Ajinkya Rahane; gives advice to Indian captain ahead of Boxing Day Test
IND v AUS 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar remains critical of Ajinkya Rahane; gives advice to Indian captain ahead of Boxing Day Test

IND v AUS 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar remains critical of Ajinkya Rahane; gives advice to Indian captain ahead of Boxing Day Test

IND v AUS 2020: Is Ajinkya Rahane doing enough?
IND v AUS 2020: Is Ajinkya Rahane doing enough?

IND v AUS 2020: Is Ajinkya Rahane doing enough?

Waqar Younis felt gutted at missing out on World Cup glory
Waqar Younis felt gutted at missing out on World Cup glory

Waqar Younis felt gutted at missing out on World Cup glory

Meet the best Australian Test XI from 1990 to 2020
Meet the best Australian Test XI from 1990 to 2020

Meet the best Australian Test XI from 1990 to 2020

Sachin Tendulkar backs Women's T20 World Cup to break world record
Sachin Tendulkar backs Women's T20 World Cup to break world record

Sachin Tendulkar backs Women's T20 World Cup to break world record

Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Marnus Labuschagne on the verge of joining an elite group of Australian batsmen 
Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Marnus Labuschagne on the verge of joining an elite group of Australian batsmen 

Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Marnus Labuschagne on the verge of joining an elite group of Australian batsmen 

Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Kane Williamson excited for Boxing Day Test
Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Kane Williamson excited for Boxing Day Test

Australia vs New Zealand 2019-20: Kane Williamson excited for Boxing Day Test

Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended
Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended

Dangerous MCG pitch forces domestic game to be suspended

India vs Australia: Top 4 T20Is
India vs Australia: Top 4 T20Is

India vs Australia: Top 4 T20Is

BBL 2018/19, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers : Preview and Predicted Playing XI
BBL 2018/19, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers : Preview and Predicted Playing XI

BBL 2018/19, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers : Preview and Predicted Playing XI

India to soon be home to the world's largest cricket stadium
India to soon be home to the world's largest cricket stadium

India to soon be home to the world's largest cricket stadium

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