New Zealand face day-night challenge as Australia series beginsDay-night tester: New Zealand face Australia under lights at the Optus Stadium in Perth in the first Test of three this weekPERTH (AUSTRALIA) - Kane Williamson's New Zealand know they need to re-adapt quickly to the nuances of day-night cricket to have any hope of winning a first series in Australia for more than 30 years when this week's opening Test begins. New Zealand last played a day-night Test nearly two years ago against England in Auckland, while the Australians are fresh from thrashing Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs under lights in Adelaide last week. New Zealand have only won three of 31 Tests in Australia and have not claimed a series on thr other side of the Tasman since 1985-86. But Allan Border, who skippered Australia in that series defeat, said the Black Caps should not be underestimated. "It definitely is their best chance to win a series since '85 because they've got most bases covered as a team."
Source: Bangkok Post December 10, 2019 05:26 UTC