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Peter Siddle soaks in the applause after taking 200 wickets

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Boring Siddle makes the difference

Peter Siddle brings much-needed balance and control to an Australian attack that at times suffers from the inclusion of too many spearheads and not enough shields

Fans gather outside the South Gate on the afternoon of the first day-night Test

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Boult, Siddle impressed but not yet swayed

Peter Siddle and Trent Boult enjoyed playing in front of almost 50,000 people but reserved judgment on the pink ball and day-night Tests

Mitchell Starc grimaces after hurting his ankle again

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Starc suffers stress fracture in right foot

Mitchell Starc's troublesome ankle may finally have caught up with him, as he was struck out of the bowling attack due to a stress fracture on day one of the day-night Test in Adelaide

There was a tribute to Phillip Hughes at 4.08 pm

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide

Remembering 408, twelve months on

On November 27 last year, Phillip Hughes died in hospital after being struck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game two days before. It was a tragedy that changed cricket forever

Barry Richards holds the bat with which he made 325 in a day at the WACA in 1970 in his right hand, and David Warner's modern-day weapon in his left

Australia news

Bigger bats becoming dangerous - Richards

Barry Richards has repeated his call for bat technology to be reined in in order to create a better balance between bat and ball and also avoid serious injury to bowlers, umpires or fielders

Kerry Packer at a press conference

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