What a Coincidence! First Day-Night ODI, First Day-Night Test Played on Same Date!

Updated: 27 November 2015 13:01 IST

The first Day-Night ODI was played on November 27, 1979 and the first Day-Night Test with a pink ball started on November 27, 2015 at Adelaide Oval.

What a Coincidence! First Day-Night ODI, First Day-Night Test Played on Same Date!
The crowd gears up at the Adelaide Oval for the first Day-Night Test between Australia and New Zealand. © AFP

Friday was a historic day for cricket in many ways. While in Nagpur, India were on the brink of breaking South Africa's enviable overseas Test record, at Adelaide Oval, the first Day-Night Test played with a pink ball started with a bang.

The first-ever Day-Night Test between traditional rivals Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval and the new pink ball has already created a buzz on Twitter.

It's been 138 years since Test cricket started, about 50 years since spectators started declining for the five-day format, and almost a decade of dithering discussions and debate before this Test finally found approval.

#DayNightTest was trending on top on Twitter as users welcomed the new format of Test matches with their excitement through Tweets.

Josh Hazlewood earned the distinction of picking the first-ever Test wicket with the pink ball when he dismissed Martin Guptill in the fourth over of the first day of the Adelaide Test.

Friday also had an emotional touch. Last year, the death of Phillip Hughes plunged cricket into gloom and raised questions on the game's security aspects.

Topics : Australia New Zealand Cricket
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