Brisbane - Pakistan will warm up for their first day-night
Test against Australia with a match under lights in the tropical city of
Cairns, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
The world number one Test team will play a Cricket Australia
XI in Queensland's far north from December 8-10.
The match will feature a pink ball and provide Pakistan with
their major lead-up game to the first Test against Steve Smith's Australians at
Brisbane's Gabba stadium from December 15-19.
Day-night Tests using a pink ball are a central part of
Australia's home international schedule for 2016-17, which also includes
hosting South Africa.
It will be the first international match in Cairns since the
resort town hosted Tests against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2003 and 2004.
Cricket Australia head of operations Sean Cary said Cairns
was an ideal venue to host the tour match.
"The lighting at Cazalys Stadium is very good and the
overall playing conditions are first-class," he said.
"The pitch has had a very good reputation and we are
confident it will provide a competitive environment."