Today’s games in Adelaide marked a revolutionary phase in Cricket history with the birth of day-night test matches. At the centre of all the attention was the pink Kookaburra ball, a mark of the ongoing pink revolution in international cricket.
The journey of the pink ball began from a cancer charity event held in Queensland, from where it has travelled to mainstream cricket matches in West Indies, England, Pakistan and now, New Zealand. Today was the first time it was ever used in a test match. Test matches have finally found a way to compete with other popular shorter versions of cricket matches. If today’s match was any indication, both day-night matches and the colour pink are here to stay and entertain hardcore cricket fans for some time to come.