In Pictures: A Stunning Sunset Marks The First-Ever Day-Night Test Match

28/11/2015 11:25 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
Lights illuminate the Adelaide Oval as the sun sets during the first night session of the cricket test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. This match is the sport's first ever day-night test and the use of the “experimental” pink leather ball replacing the standard-issue red for the first time in a format that dates back to the 1870s. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Friday saw the historic debut of a day-night match to Test cricket.

It was also the debut of the much-discussed new pink ball, designed for visibility as the match moves towards sunset.

And what a sunset it was -- with Adelaide putting it on for the 47,000-strong crowd at Adelaide Oval.

As it stands, New Zealand are all out for 202, with Australia set to take up the batting today.

Relive all of the day (and night’s) events in pictures.

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A glorious sunset bridged night and day for a historic test.


Kane Williamson tonks the new pink ball.

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Nathan Lyon celebrates claiming the wicket of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

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Mitchell Starc claimed three scalps in a fine display of form.

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The pink ball proved uncontroversial, with Josh Hazlewood taking its historic first wicket.


Lyon takes a lie-down after a failed catch.


New Zealand’s Doug Bracewell celebrates after dismissing Joe Burns for 14.

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David Warner walks after getting just one run on the board.

Cricket great Barry Richards compares the bat he blasted 325 off in 1970 with today's modern blades.

And just a couple more sunset shots, for good measure.

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