Pink revolution for 138-year-old Test cricket


New delhi,November 24: A whole 138 years after its origin, venerable Test cricket is about to get a glitzy makeover in this week's first-ever day-night Test match between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.

While playing with a pink ball under lights is an anathema to staunch cricket traditionalists, administrators are pointing to dwindling crowds and outdated scheduling as they attempt to move the Test format into the 21st century.

Emboldened by the success of Twenty20 with its frenetic pace and slick innovation, Cricket Australia is trialling day-night Test cricket from Friday in a bid to attract more fans and interest.

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