Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Check India and England’s record in Pink ball Test ahead of Day/Night Test in Ahmedabad- India will take on England in their first-ever Day/Night pink-ball Test at the Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad from February 24. For England, it will be their fourth match with the pink cherry. In the newest avatar of Test cricket, England have won only one match while losing the other two — to Australia and New Zealand — both away. India, so far, have a mixed record, winning and losing one match each.
India made a winning start in their Day/Night Test journey, thrashing Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2019. In their second pink ball Test, India suffered a crushing eight-wicket defeat to hosts Australia in 2020.
As for England, they cruised to an innings and 209-run victory over visitors West Indies in 2017. But in their last two pink-ball Tests — both away — the Lions have lost both. They lost to hosts Australia by 120 runs while they suffered a humiliating defeat to hosts New Zealand by an innings and 49 runs.
Australia men’s team have been the most successful in Day/Night cricket. Out of a total of 15 Day/Night Tests so far, Australia have maintained a perfect record, playing eight — all at home — winning all of them. After Australia, Pakistan have played Day/Night Test the most, four times. They have won only one and lost two. Apart from England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies, and Pakistan have played three each.
The interesting fact about the Day/Night Test is that every match has produced a result. However, England have recorded the biggest margin of victory so far, beating West Indies at home by an innings and 209 runs. Australia have the lowest margin of win in their victory over visitors Pakistan by just 39 runs.
All you need to know:
1st Day/Night Test: Australia vs New Zealand, November 27-December 1, 2015, Adelaide Oval, Australia
Most played: Australia have played the newest avatar of the game eight times.
Most home games: Australia have played eight — all of their pink-ball games — at home.
Most wins: Since the first pink-ball Test in 2015 against New Zealand, Australia have dominated the Da/Night longest format of the game, winning all of their eight matches so far.
Biggest margin: England’s an innings and 209 runs against West Indies in 2017 at Edgbaston has been the biggest margin of win so far.
Lowest margin: Australia have the lowest margin of victory in pink-ball Test, against visitors Pakistan, by just 39 runs in 2016 at the Gabba.
Highest team total: Australia have the highest team total of 589/3 against Pakistan at Adelaide with David Warner scoring an unbeaten 335.
Lowest team total: India’s 36-run second innings total against Australia in 2020 at Adelaide has been the lowest team total in Day/Night Test cricket.
Highest Individual total: David Warner’s unbeaten 335 (4×39, 6×1) against Pakistan at Adelaide in 2019 has been the highest individual score in pink-ball Tests.
Best bowling figure: Australia’s Pat Cummins scalped returned with 6/23 bowling figure against Sri Lanka in 2019. It has been the best bowling figure in Day/Night Tests. He is followed by New Zealand’s Trent Boult with 6/32 runs against England at Auckland.