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Their have been matches extended under lights to cover up for rain delays but that has been rare somewhere here and their, but when 1st official test was announced it led to manny skeptics say ‘Beware it might backfire’ . But if the criteria for a successful match are taken into consideration than it was a grand success-
If both the teams, sales, TV rating (1.67million tuned up on last day for channel nine) and especially the spectators interest is to be believed (120,000 in 3days)
Australia beat their fierce rivals New Zealand by 3 wickets in a cliff hanger. But what was the real talking point was how the ball dominated the bat resulting in 3days finishing of the match, a 1st in ADELIDE since 1951, and the real reason being put forth is “THE PINK BALL” , which dose a lot more talk than your average red cherry .
Cricket Australia is thrilled by the overall response and is already putting a plan to make DAY NIGHT test matches more often from now on.
New Zealand –
202 (Tom latham 50, starc 3for 24)
224 (Peter nevill 66, Smith 53, Bracewell 3 for 18)
Australia taking a 22 runs lead.
New Zealand –
208 (Mitchell santner 45, Ross Taylor 32, Josh Hazelwood 6 for 70)
Australia needing 186 to win
187 for 7 (Shaun Marsh 49,bolt 5 for 60)
Man of the match – Josh Hazelwood
Man of the series – David Warner
Australia winning the series 2-0.