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Trent Boult leads praise for 'electric' day-night Test against Australia

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 10:49 IST

The historic day-night Test with a pink ball has received positive response from players, with New Zealand swing specialist Trent Boult leading the bandwagon of praise for the format and described the atmosphere as 'electric'.

Australia and New Zealand created history on 27 November by playing the iconic longer format of the game under floodlights for the first-time ever at the Adelaide Oval.

The 26-year-old left-hander admitted that it was an exciting day and the match played out exactly as it was forecasted, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Echoing similar views, Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle, who became the 15th Australian bowler to reach 200 wickets after removing Doug Bracewell, said that the ball went quite well while describing the atmosphere as amazing.

The veteran bowler revealed that although there was a lack of swing early into the match, the bowl started moving well in the evening.

Earlier, Australian spin great Shane Warne had also praised the experiment and suggested that the red ball should permanently be replaced with the pink ball.

Australia are currently leading the three-match series 1-0 against New Zealand after second Test ended in a draw and the visitors will have to win the ongoing final Test in order to level the series.


First published: 28 November 2015, 4:28 IST