Cricket: First Day-Night test starts
India is all set to host its maiden Day-Night cricket test match in Eden Garden from November 22. The Indian team will play the match against Bangladesh whom they defeated in T20I series recently.
As the name suggests, certain part of the match would be played under artificial lights. Pink ball would be used instead of red for better visibility. Instead of 9.30 am, the match would start from 1 pm and carry on well after sunset.
Many dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, would attend the match.
Soon after his appointment as BCCI president, former captain Sourav Ganguly, who has always been an ardent supporter of Day/Night Test, was successful in convincing both the teams to make their debut with the pink ball.
Till now 11 Day-Night matches have been played around the globe. Australia is the most successful side so far in pink-ball cricket, winning all their five games that were played at home.
The first Day-Night Test was played in 2015 between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide. Australia won that match by 3 wickets with Josh Hazlewood picking up 6 wickets.