MELBOURNE: The opening day of the fourth Australia-England Ashes Test set a new world record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Ground officials announced an updated first-day attendance of 91,092 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. (AFP)