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Mad rush for tickets

Sydney: Cricket fans on Wednesday rushed to buy tickets to personally bid farewell to Australian captain Steve Waugh in his final Test.

The 38-year-old cricket legend announced he would retire from international cricket in January after the fourth Test against India, before his home crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

A spokesman for New South Wales Cricket said 2,258 tickets to the first day of the Sydney Test were sold soon after the announcement, compared to the 125 purchased the previous day.

The fourth Test takes place from January 2 to 6. (AFP)

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