From Kolkata in 2019 to Ahmedabad in 2021, India’s fortunes in Day-Night Tests so far

 From Kolkata in 2019 to Ahmedabad in 2021, India’s fortunes in Day-Night Tests so far

India are all set to play their fourth day-night Test on Saturday. Their second Test against Sri Lanka will be a pink-ball Test. This also happens to be the Asian side’s third day-night Test at home.

India played their first pink-ball Test back in 2019 against Bangladesh. As it was a historic Test, this game was celebrated with great joy as the Eden Gardens was jam-packed. This Test turned out to be a memorable one as India won it rather comfortably. They won the game by an innings and 46 runs.

However, India’s second pink-ball Test wasn’t really a memorable one. It was the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 and was played in Adelaide. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Kohli-led side scored 244. Australia struggled in the second innings and were dismissed for 191.

Post that, Adelaide witnessed a chaotic performance by India as they went on to display arguably their worst batting performance of all time. The Aussie bowlers bundled out India for just 36, and then chased a modest total of 90 in the fourth innings rather comfortably. This is one match that the Indian fans would want to remove from their memories.

Their third day-night Test was against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With a place in the  Test Championship final at stake, this was a must-win game for India. The Asian side didn’t disappoint as they were absolutely sensational and hardly gave any breathing space to the English batters.

Despite having a modest lead, the Indian spinners dismissed England for just 81. The Indian openers then chased the total in just 7.4 overs. India would want to win another pink-ball Test and whitewash Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series. It will be exciting to see how India’s fourth day-night game unfolds.


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