Australia, New Zealand ready for first day-night test match

Australia, New Zealand ready for first day-night test match

Australia, New Zealand ready for first day-night test match

Written by Staff Writer

26 Nov, 2015 | 2:09 pm

The first day-night Test match begins on Friday when Australia host New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval.

The first day-night Test match begins on Friday when Australia host New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval.

A pink ball, which has been designed to be visible in natural light and under floodlights, will be used but all other playing conditions remain unaltered.

Floodlit Test cricket has been approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a bid to boost attendances.

A first-day crowd of 50,000 is expected for the finale of the three-Test series, which Australia lead 1-0.

Day-night, pink-ball cricket has been trialled extensively across the world, with the traditional opener to the English season between the county champions and the MCC held under lights in Abu Dhabi since 2010.

But the concept is still proving divisive, particularly the use of the pink ball.

-BBC

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