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Pink ball for second unofficial Test between India A, New Zealand A

After thrashing New Zealand A by an innings and 31 runs, India A will be looking to sweep the series. The second game will be played with a pink ball.

cricket Updated: Sep 27, 2017 18:10 IST
The pink ball will be used for the India A vs New Zealand second unofficial Test in Vijayawada.
The pink ball will be used for the India A vs New Zealand second unofficial Test in Vijayawada.(AFP)

Pink ball will be used in the second and final unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A, scheduled to start on Saturday.

According to a report in Espncricinfo, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will extend its pink-ball trial from the ongoing Duleep Trophy to the second unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A here starting September 30.

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The match will be played during the day because of a lack of flood lights at the newly built Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu.

BCCI made the change after consulting with New Zealand Cricket. First-class cricket in India made the pink ball debut in the previous edition of the Duleep Trophy in 2016.

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In the first unofficial Test between these two teams, spinners Karn Sharma and Shabhaz Nadeem shared 16 wickets among themselves to defeat New Zealand A by an innings and 31 runs.