August 17 (CRICKETNMORE) Ahead of England's inaugural day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston this Thursday, lets take a look at the first four pink-ball Tests played in the history of the game.
1.Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide in November 2015
Adelaide hosted the first day-night test match with the pink ball. Australia beat New Zealand by 3 wickets. Josh Hazlewood of Australia took 9 wickets in the test match and won the player of the match award.
New Zealand - 202 & 208
Australia - 224 & 187/7
Result - Australia won by 3 wickets
Player of the Match - Josh Hazlewood (3/66 &6/70) of Australia
2. Pakistan vs West Indies at Dubai in October 2016
Pakistan beat West Indies by 56 runs in the second test match played under lights at Dubai International Stadium. Azhar Ali scored triple century for Pakistan and played an important role in the victory.
Pakistan - 579/3 & 123
West Indies - 357 & 289
Result - Pakistan won by 56 runs
Player of the Match - Azhar Ali (302) of Pakistan
3. Australia vs South Africa at Adelaide in November 2016
Adelaide hosted its second day-night test, with Australia taking on South Africa. Australia comfortably beat South Africa by 7 wickets
South Africa - 259/9 dec. & 250
Australia - 383 & 127/2
Result - Australia won by 7 wickets
Player of the Match - Usman Khawaja (145) of Australia
4. Australia vs Pakistan at Brisbane in December 2016
Australia registered their third test victory in day-night test match when they beat Pakistan in thrilling match by 39 runs
Australia - 429 & 202/5 dec.
Pakistan - 142 & 450
Result - Australia won by 39 runs
Player of the Match - Asad Shafiq (137) of Pakistan