Day-night Test is all set to debut on Friday  © Getty Images (Representational photo)
Day-night Test is all set to debut on Friday © Getty Images (Representational photo)


New Delhi:
When Australia and New Zealand players step out at the Adelaide Oval in the afternoon of November 27 to play the first ever Day/Night Test match with pink kookaburra, there will be another little first that will be associated with the ‘Game of Glorious Uncertainties’. In 138 years of Test cricket, the first break has always been the lunch followed by the tea break but these breaks will witness a ‘role reversal’ during the Test match. For a change, the break after the first session will be for tea with the duration being 20 minutes. It will happen at 4 pm local Adelaide time. Scorecard: Australia vs New Zealand, day-night Test at Adelaide

The ‘Dinner’ break or may be rightfully called the ‘Supper break’ will happen at 6:20 pm and will be of 40 minutes duration with the final session happening from 7 pm to 9pm fully under flodlight. India’s only day-night first-class match was the Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Delhi played with white ball at the Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior from April 5-9, 1997. For the record, Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy by virtue of first innings lead. The BCCI did not try day night first class matches after that. ALSO READ:Australia vs New Zealand 2015-16, 3rd Test at Adelaide: What to expect from 1st ever Day-Night Test

The historic day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand will be played on November 27 and all the eyes will be on the pink ball. Many have criticised the ball, saying that it has to be changed on numerous occasions with many players like Mitchell Starc, Chris Rogers complaining that they cannot see the ball when they field in the deep. The ball was put to test in a few Sheffield Shield matches, but the biggest test for the pink ball so far came when it was used in the warm-up match between Western Australia XI and New Zealanders.