Proteas to play day-night test in Adelaide

Nearly 124,000 people attended the inaugural day-night Test match in Adelaide last year.

FILE: The Proteas beat Sri Lanka on Monday 28 March 2016. Picture: Cricket South Africa/Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the Proteas will play their first day-night Test when they take on Australia in Adelaide in November.

The Proteas are currently scheduled to arrive in Australia in mid-October and will proceed immediately to Adelaide to play a warm-up match with a pink ball under lights as part of their preparations.

This will be the very first time they will be exposed to such conditions. Another warm up game under lights is being planned prior to the third Test, giving the players a further opportunity to acclimatise to the pink ball.

Nearly 124,000 people attended the inaugural day-night Test match in Adelaide last year when Australia took on New Zealand.