The Game of Cricket is going to witness its one of the most memorable day on 27 November, 2015 when Australia faces New Zealand at Adelaide. The day would mark the beginning of a new dawn with the first ever Day-Night Test Match taking place and that too with a pink ball.
Australia Vs New Zealand Third Test Match: First Day-Night Test Match
The test match at Adelaide Oval is going to be an immortal affair as it marks the beginning of Day-Night Test Match era when hosts, Australia tussles neighbours, New Zealand. On 27 November, Australia and New Zealand would play the third Test Match of Trans Tasman Series which is led by Australia after their win in the first test match at Brisbane while the second test match at WACA, Perth was a draw affair. Perth test was the last match for Superstar fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson and also Super fast and bouncy pitch of WACA (no more cricket at WACA).
Day-Night Test Match with a Pink Ball: Aussies to Battle Kiwis
Australia Vs New Zealand Day-Night Test Match would be played with a pink ball which is also a new initiative by ICC. Pink ball has gone under several tests pertaining to visibility at night, seam disappearance, amount of swing, discolouration and ball deterioration. The pink ball has passed all the tests and has also gone through live match experimentation where it satisfied the players though it hasn’t grabbed any rave reviews. New Zealand cricket team will also have a practise match before the last test match with the pink ball.
Significance of Day-Night Pink Ball Test Match
The new initiative of Day-Night matches in Test Cricket is to bring the audience back to the game as the rise of ODI and T20I have suppressed the fan following of Test Matches in major parts of cricket playing nations. This step by ICC and Cricket Australia can prove to be a milestone in cricketing history as crowd may want to watch the matches after they are free from their work and stuff. Audience would like to be in stadiums in the evening and watch their favourites tussle. The new offering would also prove to be a new challenge for the players as no one is assure of Pink Ball’s character and that too in dim light.
New Zealand and Australia being two rivals at the pitch would assure us of a memorable start of new thing in cricket. Brendon McCullum’s Black Caps are ready to take Steve Smith’s Baggy Greens first time under the lights at Adelaide.