27th November 2015 will be engraved with golden letters in the 138-year test cricket history. For the first time ever, a test match is being played in the Day and Night format with flood lights, pink balls, dinner breaks and the day ending at night. Australia and New Zealand are the cricketing teams that are competing in this historic event which is taking place at the Adelaide Oval.
This was the 2,190th test match in the annals of test cricket history and players from both the teams stepped on the field in whites to a huge cheer from more than 40,000 enthusiastic spectators who thronged to the stadium to witness history being created this afternoon. This innovative move by the ICC was following the test cricket slowly losing its shine with the advent of shorter version T20s and the ODIs.
On the first day, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. Australian fast bowler Josh Hazelwood became the first player to dismiss a batsman with the pink ball when he got Martin Guptill plumb in front of the stumps. The Black Caps scored 202 runs in their 1st innings while Australia, which batted next, put up 54/2 on the scoreboard at the end of the night's play.