ODI Debutants on Boxing Day at the MCG

GD Campbell made his One Day International debut at the MCG on Boxing Day against Sri Lanka in 1989.

Also making their debut in the game were MA Taylor and Sanath Jayasuriya who would go on to have impressive international careers.

DM Jones top scored for Australia with an impressive 85 not out from 89 deliveries. While SP O’Donnell claimed man of the match honours after finishing 57 not out from 60 balls before chiming in with four valuable wickets with the ball.

Australia won the contest by 30 runs in what was the most recent time a Test Match was not played at the MCG on Boxing Day.

You can hear more of the Greg Campbell story in his chat with Matt Ellis on the Cricket Library Podcast.

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