Cricket

Oz, NZ to play day-night Test with pink ball

2015-06-29 20:38
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Adelaide - Australia and New Zealand will play the first-ever day-night Test when the southern hemisphere rivals meet in the last match of a three-game series this year.

Cricket Australia says in a statement that the test at The Adelaide Oval starting November 27 "will be the first to be played under lights and with a pink ball."

James Sutherland, chief executive of CA, says the shift in playing times will make the Test more accessible to people at work and children at school.

The start time is still under consideration, although CA says one possible scenario is having play from 14:30 to 21:30 Adelaide time.

In another break from tradition, the interval between the first and second session will be 20 minutes and be called tea instead of lunch. The second break in play would be 40 minutes and known as "dinner."

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