15 Dec / 2021(684)…The Ashes under lights

This is the second time Ashes is played under lights. The first was played at Adelaide( Dec 2017) which Australia won by 120 runs

Australia have played 8 tests under lights, all at home and won all!.

England on the other hand have played 4 tests under lights, one at home which they won against West Indies. The other three they played in NZ, AUS, and India, and lost all of them.

In the ongoing Ashes series England lost the first test by 9 wkts at Gabba. The second test is played under lights at Adelaide on 16th of Dec. Now interestingly there is another day/night test to be played in this Ashes. The fifth test which now has been relocated to Blundstone Arena, Hobart will be played under lights. It was originally to be played as a day test in Perth, but due to state border restriction it has been shifted from Western Australia state to Tasmania.

Keeping this in mind, here is a brief analysis on day night matches played in Australia.

As we know Australia has not yet lost a test match under lights, so let us look at those scores


Session wise of each day of Day night Test match

Here is brief analysis of each session. As we can clearly see, more overs were bowled in last session but most wickets fell in first session!.

It was very hard to score in last session as we can see all relevant indices were very less -

The New Ball 


The new ball is one of the reason why most wickets fell in first session of a day. Below is another brief analysis of new ball (including second and third taken after the 80th over of an innings).


Mitchell Starc


Lately for Australia Starc has been under performing in Test cricket – however its not the same in day night Test match, where with a pink ball, Starc is very effective. Below analysis is his session wise performance in 8 Tests/15 innings. He has picked 46 wickets @ 18.86 Avg much less than his career 27.68 – His Eco Rate and Strike Rate is also very less and effective!.





Spinners in day night Test match


We conclude this brief analysis with how much spinners had impact in day night games bowling with a pink ball.

Here is session wise analysis

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