Australia v South Africa, MCG, December 26th, 2005.
Met friends at the ground for what is quickly becoming a Boxing Day tradition… this was the second year in a row! I was planning to do a review, but can’t be bothered. Just under 72,000 people showed to see Ricky Ponting score a fine hundred on an otherwise dull day. Thanks for nothing Mathew Hayden. It may have been what the team needed, but you sent me to sleep. Late wickets to the South Africans left things delicately balanced at the end of day one. New Northern Stand looks good and provides great viewing of play. For a proper report and scorecard, try the BBC website. Anyway, finished the day with beers at the beer garden at the Corner. Happy Days!