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Historical Boxing Day Test

Boxing day Test matches are cricket matches which are usually held on December 26 th , a day after Christmas day.December 26 is glorified in the United Kingdom and  in many commonwealth nations.Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are the test playing countries,these are also commonwealth nations.they celebrate this occasion by different ways including a enjoyable test cricket match.

 

History :

There are many reasons as to say December 26 is the Boxing day.The day was 26th December 1892,that day at first a cricket match occurred between Victoria and New South Wales at the MCG in a Sheffield Shield match over the Christmas period.The first Boxing day test match was played during on the 1959-1951 Ashes Test Series,which test was held in Melbourne from 22 to 27 ,that Malbourn test occurred through the  Christmas and the  fourth day falling on Boxing day.Australia won that match by just 22 runs.But after that match, no Boxing day test matches were held from 1953 to 1966.In 1967 Boxing day test match again resumed in 1967.

December 26 sees so many sporting events held across the commonwealth nations falling under the Southern Hemisphere.They celebrate this day in so many different ways and they also arrange different games like football, English premier league in England.

 

The Boxing day test match popularity :

The Boxing day test match reaches top on the table of popularity in the whole  cricket loving nations specially on commonwealth nations, Australia,New Zealand and south Africa.after 1953 melbourne test match , the Boxing day test again resumed in 1967.In 1967 Australia won the match against India. It was held at the Adelaide Oval and that test match started from 23th December.In 1968, The Boxing day test again returned in MCG and that year the opposition team was West Indies.Australia won the match by an innings and 30 runs.

Not only The Boxing day test was held in Australia but also held in other commonwealth cricket nations like New Zealand and South Africa.The Boxing day test also occurring in this year—

  1. Australia vs India

  2. New Zealand vs Pakistan

  3. South Africa vs Sri Lanka 

Day by day so many countries are visiting for the Boxing day test match in Australia and other commonwealth nations like New Zealand and South Africa.The Boxing day test has become very popular and  interesting day by day.

 

The Boxing day tests in Australia:

The Australian Boxing day test matches are so memorable and famous.Noted, Australia is the first country who arranged the first Boxing day test which was held in Melbourne in 1952-1953 from 23th to 27th December. MCG ,Adelaide Oval ,Victoria are famous international cricket grounds for the Boxing day test.so from beginning to now, So,many cricket nations country are visiting Australia for the Boxing day test match.England,South Africa,India,pakistan these cricket nations countries already visited Australia so many times for the historical Boxing day test. Commonwealth countries also arranged the Boxing day test among them so many times.Until now Australia is the most popular country for the Boxing day test and they win so many times.

All the Boxing day test result which have been already played by Australia are given below –

 

BOXING TEST RESULTS:

 

YEAR

RESULT

OPPOSITION TEAM

BOXING DAY CROWD

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

1950

Australia won by 28 runs

England

60,486

191,197

1952

South Africa won by 82 runs

Australia

24,609

120,314

1968

Australia won by an innings and 30 runs

West Indies

18,766

113,376

1974

Draw

England

77,167

250,750

1975

Australia won by 8 wickets

West Indies

85,661

222,755

1980

Draw

New Zealand

28,671

82,745

1981

Australia won by 58 runs

West Indies

39,982

134,081

1982

England won by 3 runs

England

63,900

214,882

1983

Draw

Pakistan

40.277

111,611

1984

Draw

West Indies

15,504

97,271

1985

Draw

India

18,146

77,715

1986

England won by an innings and 14 runs

England

58,203

107,817

1987

Draw

New Zealand

51,807

127,184

1998

West Indies won by 258 runs

West Indies

26,287

108,408

1990

Australia won by 9 wickets

England

49,763

129,530

1991

Australia won by 8 wickets

India

42,494

89,369

1992

Australia won by 139 runs

West Indies

28,397

83,320

1993

Draw

South Africa

15,604

48,565

1994

Australia won by 295 runs

England

51,602

144,492

 

1995

Australia won by 10 wickets

Sri Lanka

55,249

105,388

1996

West Indies won by 6 wickets

West indies

72,891

131,671

1997

Draw

South Africa

73,812

160,182

1998

Englands won by 12 wickets

England

61,580

159,031

1999

Australia won by 180 runs

India

49,082

134,554

2000

Australia won by 352 runs

West Indies

73,233

133,299

2001

Australia won by 9 wickets

South Africa

61,796

153,031

2002

Australia won by 5 wickets

England

64,189

177,658

2003

Australia won by 9 wickets

India

62,613

179,662

2004

Australia won by 9 wickets

Pakistan

61,552

129,079

2005

Australia won 184 runs

South Africa

71,910

192,337

2006

Australia won by an innings and 99 runs

England

89,155

244,351

2007

Australia won by 337 runs

India

68,263

166,663

2008

South Africa won by 9 wickets

South Africa

63,263

174,246

2009

Australia won by 170 runs

Pakistan

59,206

156,267

2010

England won by an innings and 157 runs

England

84,345

240,156

2011

Australia won by 122 runs

India

70,068

189,347

 

2012

Australia won by an innings and 201 runs

Sri Lanka

67,138

137,455

2013

Australia won by 8 wickets

England

91,112

271,865

2014

Draw

India

69,993

194,481

2015

Australia won by 177 runs

West Indies

53,389

127,069

2016

Australia won by an innings and 18 runs

Pakistan

63,478

142,188

2017

Draw

England

88,173

261,335

2018

India won by 137 runs

India

73,516

176,539

2019

Australia won by 247 runs

New Zealand

80,473

203,472

2020

India

27,615

2021

England

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