Ind Vs Ban: 5 Top Facts And Figures You Must Know About The Upcoming Day-Night Test

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Ind vs Ban: India will face Ban in their maiden Day-Night Test in Kolkata starting November 22. Let's have a look at all the numbers from Day-Night Tests.

Written By Jatin Malu | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India will face Bangladesh in their maiden Day-Night Test when they take the field in the second Test match of the ongoing series on Friday, November 22 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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The first-ever Day-Night Test was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015 and the Eden Gardens game will be the 12th pink-ball match in the history of Test cricket.

The Australia-New Zealand match was played to rejuvenate the format, making it more attractive for the spectators so that they could attend the match after their day's work. India were never really welcoming to playing Day-Night Test matches initially because of reservations about playing conditions and suitability of playing under floodlights over a five-day period but the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the BCCI President has paved the way for country's first Day-Night Test.

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Let us have a look at few numbers and facts from Day-Night Tests

Most successful side

Australia are the most successful side in pink-ball cricket as they played five Tests under light and have won all of them so far.

Most unsuccessful side

West Indies are the team with the worst record in pink-ball Tests so far as they have played three Tests and lost all of them.

Most successful batsman

Pakistan lead the batting records in Day-Night Tests and it will be interesting to see if they can extend it in Australia soon. Pakistan's new Test captain Azhar Ali has amassed 456 runs at an astonishing average of 91 in 6 innings. Steve Smith is second with 405 runs from 4 Tests, with one hundred and three fifties at an average of 50.62. Ali also holds the record of the highest individual score under lights when he scored an unbeaten 302 against West Indies in Dubai. He is the only triple centurion in pink-ball Tests.

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Most successful bowler

Australia speedster Mitchell Starc is the most successful bowler in Day-Night Tests, claiming 26 wickets at an average of 23, with one five-wicket haul. The second on the list is another Australia pacer, Josh Hazlewood, who has claimed 21 wickets in four Tests at an average of 22.42. The best bowling figures in Day-Night Tests are in the name of West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who claimed 8 for 49 from 13.5 overs against Pakistan in 2016 in Dubai. 

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