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Boxing Day Test Memorable Moments #16 鈥 Yallop鈥檚 marathon

December 3, 2012
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Boxing Day Test Memorable Moments #16 鈥 Yallop鈥檚 marathon

Graham Yallop's twelve-hour double-hundred in the 1983 Test against Pakistan still stands as the highest score in a Boxing Day Test.

In the lead in to the 2012 Boxing Day Test, Cricket Victoria is counting down the 20 most memorable moments from the MCG.

Named one of the seven wonders of the sporting world in 2009, the ‘G plays hosts to Victoria’s international schedule each year and the Boxing Day Test is the jewel in the international calendar.

For further information on this year’s international fixtures at the ‘G, click here.

Graham Yallop’s twelve-hour double-hundred in the 1983 Test against Pakistan still stands as the highest score in a Boxing Day Test.

He batted for 716 minutes, faced 517 deliveries and made 268 runs in the innings.

A Mohsin Khan (152) century and 83 from skipper Imran Khan led Pakistan to a healthy first-innings total of 470.

Yallop walked to the crease late on day two with Australia 1-21 and saw off the attack led by Sarfraz Nawaz and Abdul Qadir to finish the day unbeaten on 24.

Yallop batted the duration of the third day, taking his score from 24 to 173, and combined with Kim Hughes for a partnership of 203.

He was finally dismissed in the final session on the fourth day we Australia 9-553.

Australia looked a chance to record a victory on the final day when they had the tourists 5-81 but Imran Khan and Zaheer Abbas rallied to guide Pakistan to a draw.

The innings would be Yallop’s fourth-last in Test cricket with the Victorian succumbing to injury shortly after.

Will you be there at the 2012 Boxing Day Test to see this year’s moment?

Book your tickets at http://cricvi.co/QdOzBY

#17 – South Africa’s finest win http://cricvi.co/TweTVo
#18 – Dodemaide’s debut http://cricvi.co/V7XvrR
#19 – Tendulkar masterclass http://cricvi.co/QoLCPe
#20- Pattinson and Siddle lead the attack http://cricvi.co/V9SUc9

 

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