Get ready for the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day test
It's the highlight of every cricket-lover's Christmas calendar - the annual Boxing Day test.
Held in the bustling city of Melbourne, the event will attract locals and tourists alike. If you're planning to hit the capital for a day of fun in the sun, make sure you've booked your holiday accommodation.
Mantra on Jolimont is the perfect place for sports fans to stay. It's only a minute's walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the test is held, and is also close to AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Park Stadium, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Victorian Arts Centre.
This year's test match is against England, who is one of Australia's biggest rivals on the pitch. There's been fierce competition between the two sides this year, so if you're wondering what to do in Melbourne this summer, you can't go past this event.
"There's nothing quite like the excitement of a live sports match, and cricket is no different. Settle in for all five days of the eagerly-awaited test, or choose which days you'd rather attend for a taste of the sport.
Australia will be looking for retribution, and in front of a home crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground the atmosphere will be better than ever. The Aussies will be battling hard to reclaim the most prized title in cricket - the Ashes.
There's nothing quite like the excitement of a live sports match, and cricket is no different. Settle in for all five days of the eagerly-awaited test, or choose which days you'd rather attend for a taste of the sport.
Day three of the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test is Toyota Family day where kids can attend free with an adult. That means there's no excuse not to bring the whole family down and teach them about one of our nation's favourite pastimes.
The biggest sporting event of the summer will feature a Milo play bay to keep kids entertained, along with a family zone where cricket skills will be put to the test and fans can get autographs from their favourite players.