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Australia to host South Africa for day-night Test

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Johannesburg, June 8: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday confirmed that the Proteas will face Australia in a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 24, the fil match of their three-Test series later this year.

This will be the second day-night match to be played at the Adelaide Oval, which hosted the first ever such match between Australia and New Zealand in November last year.

Australia is also set to play Pakistan in another day-night Test at Brisbane from December 15, when the Misbah-ul Haq-led side tours Down Under.

Over the past few months several South African players had expressed reservations over playing a Test with the pink ball without having adequately experimented with it at lower levels.

They will now begin their tour of Australia in mid-October with a two-day match under lights at the Adelaide Oval, and will also have another two-day, day-night match before the third Test.

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the decision to play a day-night Test had been reached after “careful consideration and engagement” with the players. (IANS)

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