12 Wickets Fall on 1st Day of 1st Day-night Cricket Test

Australia skipper Steve Smith (24) and Adam Voges (9) were unbeaten after David Warner (1) was dismissed in the fourth over, and Joe Burns (14) was out in the 14th.

Published: 27th November 2015 04:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2015 04:45 PM   |  A+A-

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Australia had earlier hosted the first ever day-night Test, using a pink ball, against New Zealand in Adelaide. | File AP

By AP

ADELAIDE, Australia: The opening day of the first day-night cricket test was as lively as organizers could have wished for, with the pink ball swinging under lights and the crowd swelling to 47,441 as Australia struggled to stumps at 54-2 after bowling New Zealand out for 202 on Friday.

Australia skipper Steve Smith (24) and Adam Voges (9) were unbeaten after David Warner (1) was dismissed in the fourth over, and Joe Burns (14) was out in the 14th.

New Zealand started positively after Brendon McCullum won the toss, reaching 80-2 in the first session and Tom Latham posting a half century after play started at 2 p.m. local time.

But Australia took five wickets in the second session and finished off New Zealand within eight overs of the first dinner interval in test cricket. Mitch Starc took 3-24 before limping off with an ankle injury.

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