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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

Neil Wagner celebrates after taking one of his three wickets

Western Australia XI v New Zealanders, Perth, 1st day

Wagner impresses on batting day at WACA

Left-arm pacer Neil Wagner made the most of Trent Boult's absence by picking up five wickets after William Bosisto and Sam Whiteman kept the New Zealanders at bay for large parts of the evening

A pink ball on the pitch at the MCG

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Important not to be too sceptical - McMillan

Craig McMillan says the players should embrace the day-night Test, in the knowledge that it may be a format of the game they are soon playing far more often

Brad Haddin helps Peter Nevill with his wicketkeeping drills

Australia news

Clarke sheds light on Haddin exit

Australia's selectors Rod Marsh and Darren Lehmann indicated to Michael Clarke that Peter Nevill was set to retain his place at Edgbaston before they told Brad Haddin they had not yet made a decision