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Day-night Test is the future: Hadlee

“Day-night cricket is the future of the game. I think, what we saw at the Adelaide Oval when New Zealand took on Australia, was a wonderful spectacle. Clearly it attracted the crowds and is great for television, I think,” Sir Richard told reporters at the ‘Bombay House’ here, where he was hosted by the Tata Trusts.

The first-ever day and night Test was played between Trans-Tasmanian rivals at the Adelaide Oval last year, in which Australia defeated the Kiwis by three wickets.

Hadlee felt that the pink ball, used in the game instead of the traditional red cherry, had behaved better than expected.

“We saw how the pink ball worked visually (well) on television. It performed better for players than they expected, because there was some controversy and lack of confidence from players whether actually the pink ball will last and if it could be seen. 
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