Wriddhiman Saha is playing for Mohan Bagan team © AFP
Wriddhiman Saha is playing for Mohan Bagan team © AFP

The Day 1 of CAB Premier League saw Mohan Bagan ending their batting side at 278 for 8 carrying forward in Day 2. Need to see if they get all soon by Bhowanipore Club on Day 2. The live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports HD2 and Star Sports 2 while live streaming will be seen on starsports.com. Mohun Bagan have the upper hand as they have posted a considerably good score. The pink ball has held its shape. However, it is noteworthy that it did not turn much. But it is too early to conclude anything as the conditions were pretty gloomy today. So the ball did not lose its shine at all. We will see how it behaves on the second day. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: CAB Premier League 2016, Mohan Bagan vs Bhowanipore Club, Day 2 at Eden Gardens

This match will give an idea about what can be expected of a pink kookaburra under lights in sub-continental conditions. If Ganguly’s experiment ends up on the successful side, the chances of holding a day-night Test later in the year will increase for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The spotlight will be on India pace spearhead and Mohun Bagan’s Mohammad Shami, who will be the first in the team to have a ‘feel’ of the pink Kookaburra ahead of the proposed first day-night Test against New Zealand in October. Not to forget Wriddhiman Saha, who will face the challenge of keeping wickets as well as batting against pink kookaburra under possibly under floodlights.

While Shami will in a pink ball match for the very first time, Saha already has an experience. Saha had kept against pink balls, green balls during that A series in Australia back in 2009-10. Cricket Australia used those balls during the List A matches on experimental basis.