India A to play pink-ball match against New Zealand A

The match would be played during the day as opposed to the practice of playing under lights due to the absence of floodlights at the newly built Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu.

 

Pink ball will be used in the second unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A, starting Saturday, but it will not be a day-night affair.

The BCCI had experimented with the pink ball during the ongoing Duleep Trophy and it will now extend its trial to the second unofficial Test, according to a sports website.

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However, the match would be played during the day as opposed to the practice of playing under lights due to the absence of floodlights at the newly built Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu.

The BCCI consulted New Zealand Cricket before taking the decision.

India A had won the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A by an innings and 31 runs with spinners Karn Sharma and Shabhaz Nadeem sharing 16 wickets between them.

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