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The first ever pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh will begin at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. The second test of the two-match series against Bangladesh will also be a historic Day-night Test. The play will begin at 1 PM. Pink balls will be used in place of red balls for better visibility under lights.

Both the Indian and Bangladeshi teams have undergone sessions in Indore to get used to the pink ball. India had wrapped up victory in the first Test in three days and they used the extra time to get some sessions with the pink ball.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the sporting greats of India will be in attendance.

Cricket Association of Bengal secretary Avishek Dalmiya said, 30 per cent of the online saleable tickets for the first three days have been sold out.

Eight of the 12 Test-playing nations have had a stint with the pink ball. India are the only major Test-playing nation to have not played a day-night Test while Bangladesh, too, will also be making their debut with the pink ball.

In 2018, BCCI had turned down an offer to play a Day-night Test in Australia. For the record, 11 Day-night Tests have been played so far and Australia are the most dominant team with 5 wins in 5 matches. 




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