Not just pink: plenty of Test Cricket pointers in Adelaide

The Adelaide Test was outstanding, and several elements from it should be applied to Test cricket more broadly. Image: ABC Grandstand

The Adelaide Test was outstanding, and several elements from it should be applied to Test cricket more broadly. Image: ABC Grandstand

The Roar: I think it’s fair to say the first ever day/night Test Match has been a raging success. The spectacle returned to the game, the pink ball stood up very well, and the cricket itself was excellent.

Once we got past the first ever wicket taken with a pink ball, and the first boundary with a pink ball, and the first ever misfield of a pink ball by team masseur substitute fielder, we were left with a well-balanced contest between bat and ball, played on a wicket from which both bowlers and batsmen found enjoyment.

And that got me thinking that beyond the ball, there were other important elements of the match in Adelaide that played just as big a role in the Test being as memorable as it was…

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