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Adelaide to host first day-night Ashes Test
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Adelaide to host first day-night Ashes Test

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

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