The Ashes News
Adelaide to host first day-night Ashes Test
CRICKET

Adelaide to host first day-night Ashes Test

CRICKET
TABODDS
England will play Australia under the lights in Adelaide during next year's Ashes series, Cricket Australia has announced.
CRICKET
TABODDS

Next year's Ashes series will feature a historic first day-night Test between Australia and England in Adelaide.

The Adelaide Oval hosted the first pink-ball Test between Australia and New Zealand last year, as well as a recent five-dayer under the lights when South Africa visited Steve Smith's side.

Adelaide will stage the second of five Tests in the 2017-18 series, which begins in a traditional manner at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The Boxing Day Test at the MCG and fifth game at the SCG, as usual, are in place, with the middle match set to be hosted by Perth - which could still see the WACA host what is likely to be its final Ashes Test if a new stadium in Western Australia is not completed in time.


"We're really excited to announce that Adelaide will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test," said Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland. 

"We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket. We're expecting a full house next year in what is sure to be a great contest."

England were whitewashed on their last visit Down Under, but won back the urn on home soil in 2015 with a 3-2 win.

Share this article

Comments

Features

Latest stories

tennis

Raonic pulls out to hand Sock Delray Beach title

football

Mourinho: Outstanding Ibrahimovic won us the cup

football

Pogba: That's why Ibrahimovic came here

football

Ibrahimovic hails his predictive powers after sealing EFL Cup triumph

football

He's incredible - Carrick hails Ibrahimovic impact after EFL Cup win

football

Mourinho equals Clough and Ferguson record with EFL Cup triumph

motorsport

Red Bull hope fortune favours the RB13

Luis Enrique happy to leave Atletico in Barca's dust

football

Manchester United 3 Southampton 2: Ibrahimovic settles thrilling final

football

Lewandowski focused on writing his own Bayern history after Gerd Muller comparisons

basketball

Vlade Divac promises to step down if Kings do not improve

rugby

It's not rugby - England coach Jones unamused by Italy tactics

MoreLess
Back to Top