40 minutes of play continued at Eden Gardens under lights on Wednesday in the third Test between India and England Getty Images

Kolkata: Dec 5, 2012

For the first time in 78 years of Test cricket played at the Eden Gardens at Kolkata, the floodlights were switched on Wednesday on day one of the India-England match.

The floodlights were used for the last eight overs of the day’s play to offset problems caused by poor daylight.

India were then 251 for 6 in their first innings, with MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin in the middle.

The lights were switched on in the 83rd over, and play continued for 40 minutes thereafter.

Eden had hosted its first Test in 1934 between India and England.