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Friday, November 22, 2019

Why Pink Ball for Day-Night Test Match?

A cricket series is going on between India and Bangladesh, in which 3 T-20 matches and one Test match have ended. The last match of the two-Test series will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 22nd of November. The match will be the first day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh.

Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens, Kolkata 


Why Pink Ball for Day-Night Test Match?

Why Pink Ball for Day-Night Test Match?
Why Pink Ball for Day-Night Test Match?
Test matches are played with red ball but pink ball is used in day-night test matches. The reason for this is that in day-night test matches, natural lights have to be replaced by artificial lights. In Floodlight, it is difficult for the batsmen to see the red ball while the pink ball is easily seen. This is the reason why pink balls are used for day-night test matches. This is the first time a pink ball will be used in an international match in India.

New form of test cricket

New Form of Test Cricket
New Form of Test Cricket
Test cricket is considered real cricket. One-day matches started in 1970. Test cricket was not a problem at that time. T-20 cricket started in the year 2000, then the challenges of Test cricket started. After this, T-10 and 100-ball cricket put the future of the test match at risk. Test match craze started to decrease in people.
New Zealand vs Australia at the Oval ground in Adelaide
New Zealand vs Australia at the Oval ground in Adelaide
In this way, the model of the day-night test was prepared and in 2015 the first day-night test match was played between New Zealand and Australia at the Oval ground in Adelaide. Since then, 8 out of 10 Test cricket countries have played day-night Test matches. Now India and Bangladesh are also becoming part of this day-night test match. Everyone is excited about this new form of Test match.

House Full Eden Gardens

House Full Eden Gardens
House Full Eden Gardens
Everyone is eager to see this new form of Test match. The 4-day tickets for this day-night test match have been sold out. House full view will be seen in the stadium with a capacity of 67000. The match will be held at 1 pm Indian time. The match will be played till around 8 pm.


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