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Steve O'Keefe jogs at Australia's training session

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Smith surprised by green deck

Steven Smith has admitted the Adelaide Oval pitch prepared for the day-night Test has more grass on it than he expected, leading the selectors to dispense with the services of the left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe

Melinda Farrell

Trent Boult runs in to bowl at nets

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide

NZ drink in atmosphere ahead of key Test

New Zealand have taken a relaxed approach to their preparations for Adelaide, visiting a vineyard after their arrival from Perth

A pink ball on the pitch at the MCG

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Pitch doctoring of a different kind

The Adelaide Oval turf for the first pink-ball Test has been micromanaged in consultation between CA, the oval's curator Damian Hough, the broadcasters, ball manufacturers, and the players themselves

Len Pascoe and Barry Richards at a re-enactment of the first ball bowled under lights

Australia news

CA to recognise World Series Cricket records

World Series Cricket's revered place in the history of the game and dressing room lore of its combatants is belatedly going to be backed up by official recognition of the players' achievements in the Super Tests and One Day Cup matches

David Warner takes in the applause as he walks back

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Cautious Warner escapes thumb scare

A scare circulated around Adelaide Oval on Tuesday afternoon when David Warner was struck on his left hand during fielding practice and disappeared into the dressing room accompanied by the team doctor Peter Brukner

Melinda Farrell

A pink ball on the pitch at the MCG

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Pink ball an 'innovation here to stay'

SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw, who helped pioneer the pink-ball concept, believes that the inaugural day-night Test will be the start of an important journey in the format

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nathan Lyon bowled a frugal spell of 4-0-19-3

Australia news

Test players released for start of BBL

Several of Australia's Test cricketers will be made available for Big Bash League matches between the first and second Tests against West Indies, Cricket Australia has confirmed

Peter Siddle was rewarded for a testing spell to Adam Lyth

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Surplus Siddle now sorely needed

Peter Siddle has insisted that he is not disheartened by the fact that Australia's selectors declined to pick him in the XI until the final Test against New Zealand