Australia and New Zealand to meet in first day-night Test

Australia and New Zealand to meet in first day-night Test

Australia and New Zealand to meet in first day-night Test

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jun, 2015 | 10:54 am

Australia and New Zealand will meet in cricket’s first day-night Test match later this year.

Starting on November 27, the final Test of their three-match series will be under lights in Adelaide, with a pink ball and both teams wearing whites.

The pink ball is designed to be visible under floodlights, while still allowing players to wear traditional whites.

Cricket Australia has carried out tests during domestic competitions in an attempt to allay concerns that the ball behaves differently to its red equivalent.

New Zealand Cricket agreed to the day-night match as part of a lucrative financial package secured by arranging their first Test series against Australia since 2011.

By shifting the playing times, each day’s play can go into the evening and allow people to come in after work or after school to attend the last few hours of play.

The intervals between sessions – traditionally lunch and tea – will be renamed tea and dinner.

Source: BBC

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