Five reasons to watch India’s historic pink ball Day Night Test

Kolkata: Preparations underway at Eden Gardens ahead of the first Day-Night test match between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata on Nov 19, 2019. (Kuntal Chakrabarty)

Kolkata:  Eden Gardens will host India’s first ever day-night Test match as the second match of the ongoing series against Bangladesh starts on November 22.

Sourav Ganguly’s first stint as BCCI president

Current BCCI President and former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly drove innovation in Indian cricket by introducing the pink ball Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Pink is the new Red

Kolkata turns pink with the first ever D/N Test match. It paves the way for the nation to host many more pink ball matches making the pink ball the new red ball.

Test Cricket — The marquee event in Cricket

Cricket made its mark in sporting culture for the first time way back in the 1800s with the introduction of Test cricket.

Eden Gardens — Creating History

Eden Gardens, the mecca of Indian cricket has witnessed a few historic records. Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket against Australia in 2001 and Rohit Sharma became the highest individual scorer in ODI cricket with his epic 264 against Sri Lanka. Now Eden Gardens will host India’s first ever day and night Test.

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