Adelaide, Nov 27: It's a sheer coincidence that both first-ever day-night One Day International and maiden Test under floodlights happened on November 27.
Today (November 27 Friday), history was made at the Adelaide Oval as Australia and New Zealand played the first-ever day-night Test. (Indian part of historic Test)
In 138 years of Test cricket there was never a five-day game played in day-night format. But it changed today. Pink balls are being used, going away from the tradition of red ball for Tests.
In what has turned out to be a coincidence, the first-ever ODI under lights was also played on the same date - November 27. That historic match took place at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in 1979. Australia and West Indies were involved in that contest.
Australia have become part of history on both occasions. They have now featured in both maiden day-night ODI and Test matches and hosted too.
In the first-ever day-night ODI, Australia won by 5 wickets. Australian skipper Greg Chappell hit the first-ever half century in a floodlight ODI game. West Indies was led by Clive Lloyd in that landmark match.
Today's day-night Test saw, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum winning the toss and opting to bat first.