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The pink ball in focus

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide

From dawn till dusk

The long road to the first day-night Test is also a history of cricket's often fraught relationship with commerce

Pink balls on the pitch at New Zealand's training session

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

New Zealand want Bangladesh day-night Test

New Zealand will trial the pink ball and day-night format in the Plunket Shield in February, with plans being formulated to play a floodlit Test match against Bangladesh in December 2016

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

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

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

Mitchell Johnson is carried off on Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood's shoulders

Australia news

Lehmann tried to keep Johnson for ODIs

Concerned about Australia's diminishing supply of quality pace bowlers, coach Darren Lehmann tried to convince Mitchell Johnson to remain a limited-overs player after his retirement from Test matches in Perth

Steve O'Keefe was introduced early into the attack

NZ in Australia 2015-16

'Result wicket without a doubt' - O'Keefe

The drop-in pitch at Adelaide Oval has an even covering of grass, which will offer ample help to seamers and spinners alike said Steve O'Keefe

Ross Taylor raises his bat after scoring a brisk century

New Zealand in Australia 2015-16

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia