Pakistan bat in day-night Test against West Indies

DUBAI: Pakistan have won the toss against West Indies in the second ever day-night Test being played in Dubai and elected to bat first.

At the toss, Pakistan skipper Misbahul Haq said: “The pitch looks good and dry. It will get slower and slower, roughs and turn later on. Good to be part of these sort of landmarks. Main thing is to perform well in this Test match. There could be unknowns, we have to forget it’s a pink ball. Just see the ball and play. Unfortunately, Younis is ill. Azam and Nawaz debut. I am doing a lot of practice and just keeping it simple.”

Pakistan Team

Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan

West Indies Team

KC Brathwaite, LR Johnson, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, J Blackwood, RL Chase, SO Dowrich†, JO Holder*, D Bishoo, ML Cummins, ST Gabriel

Australia and New Zealand featured in the inaugural day-night Test match at Adelaide in November last year — the first in the 140-year history of Test cricket.

That was a significant departure from the traditional red ball used in Test cricket since 1876, but the trial did not pass off without its problems.

The contest was a low-scoring affair with Australia clinching a nail-biting three-wicket victory inside three days — the highest individual score 66 by Australian wicket-keeper Peter Nevill.

“Kookaburra have been the pioneers, working with world cricket for the past 10 years to develop the ball, so to see that work now coming to fruition in playing Tests with it is very exciting.”


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