After eight nations and 11 encounters, India and Bangladesh have finally to pink. Both sides are set to play their first-ever day-night Test match in Kolkata on November 22. Cricket fans of both the countries are excited for the historic clash and Eden Gardens is expected to witness a full house. India will certainly step into the encounters as favourites while the Bangla Tigers will put their best step forward in order to cause an upset. Several pundits and cricket experts are discussing the merits and demerits of playing Test cricket under lights and it will be interesting to see how the pink cherry will behave in the Indian conditions. However, International cricket has witnessed 11 day-night Test matches and below we’ll be focusing on the result of those matches. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.
The combination of pink and white in International cricket was first seen in the third Test of New Zealand’s 2015 Tour of Australia. The ball certainly seemed to be swinging more as the clash was dominated by the bowlers. However, in the next day-night Test, Azhar Ali of Pakistan slammed a triple-hundred against West Indies and thought about the new version was again changed. So far, Australia have been the most successful team in cricket’s latest endeavour as they have won five matches. While West Indies and Zimbabwe are the only two teams who have been winless. So, as India and Bangladesh are set to play their first pink-ball Test, let’s look at the results of all the day-night Test matches. As Virat Kohli & Co Prepare for D/N Test Debut, A Look at Merits and Demerits of 'The Pink Ball Game'.
|1.||Australia vs New Zealand||27 November–1 December 2015||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||Australia won by 3 wickets|
|2.||Pakistan vs West Indies||13–17 October 2016||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||Pakistan won by 56 runs|
|3.||Australia vs South Africa||24–28 November 2016||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|4.||Australia vs Pakistan||15–19 December 2016||Gabba, Brisbane||Australia won by 39 runs|
|5.||England vs West Indies||17–21 August 2017||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||England won by an innings and 209 runs|
|6.||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||6–10 October 2017||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||Sri Lanka won by 68 runs|
|7.||Australia vs England||2–6 December 2017||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||Australia won by 120 runs|
|8.||South Africa vs Zimbabwe||26–29 December 2017||St George's Park, Port Elizabeth||South Africa won by an innings and 120 runs|
|9.||New Zealand vs England||22–26 March 2018||Eden Park, Auckland||New Zealand won by an innings and 49 runs|
|10.||West Indies vs Sri Lanka||23–27 June 2018||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown||Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets|
|11.||Australia vs Sri Lanka||24–28 January 2019||Gabba, Brisbane||Australia won by an innings and 40 runs|
Azhar Ali of Pakistan is the highest run-scorer has in D/N Tests with 456 runs. While Australia’s spearhead Mitchell Starc is the highest wicket-taker of the format with 26 wickets. Due to the climatic conditions, many consider this update of Test cricket as future of the longest format of the game. Virat Kohli outplayed the Bangla Tigers in the first Test and are firm favourites to clinch this historic clash too. However, with the new attributes coming into play, the visitors will want to cause an upset.