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Video: Pink ball a problem for fielders, catches dropped

Shining bright pink ball has already drawn criticism after New Zealand batsmen across the order collapsed under the floodlight at the Adelaide Oval in the second night of the first ever day-night Test. 

New Zealand managed just 208 and set an 187 run target for Australia. Mitchell Santner is the only New Zealand batsman who was close to a half century. Santner was stumped out by wicketkeeper Peter Nevill off Nathan Lyon. Josh Hazlewood has taken 6 wickets.

With two days left it seems that Australia likely to chase down the target with ease. But, New Zealand bring back the thrill in the match. 

On the second day of the first day-night Test a wrong decision from the third umpire Nigel de Long has changed the course of the match as Nathan Lyon shoulder bat catch out, which was marked by the hot spot, was given not out after a 5 minutes of drama. Lyon and Nevill added 74 runs in the ninth wicket partnership.

New Zealand have the grip on the match till the second session as their bowlers have taken 8 Australian wickets in 85 runs. But, the innings of Peter Nevill and Nathan Lyon gave Australia 22 run lead.

 

New Zealand when came to bat faced problem as the bright pink ball was shining more under flood light.

Australian fielders missed a couple of catches. So did New Zealand fielders. Mitchell Santner missed a skier as he failed to decide his position. The ball was not visible under the bright sunlight.

However, the match is going to be an exciting one as Australia already lost their top order-Joe Burns, David Warner and Steve Smith. Trent Boult is bowling fire. He trapped Steve Smith and opener Joe Burns.

Watch the video of Mitchell Santner misses a skier

 

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