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Cricket Australia announces schedule, India-Australia to play first Day-Night test in Adelaide on Dec 17 India-Australia
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Cricket Australia announces schedule, India-Australia to play first Day-Night test in Adelaide on Dec 17

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Oct 2020, 09:39 am

Adelaide: India and Australia will play their first ever Day-Night Test match in Adelaide from December 17, Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday.

The fixture of the tour has been announced by Cricket Australia.

The ODI series will begin from Nov 27.

The T20 series will follow next and it will begin from Dec 4.

The Boxing Day Test match, which will be the second one in the series, will be played in Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The third and fourth matches of the series will be played in Sydney and Brisbane.

Neither Australia, the current No.1 ranked Test nation, nor India, the holders of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, have lost a day-night Test. Australia have beaten New Zealand, South Africa, England and Pakistan in day-night clashes in Adelaide, while Kohli scored a century in India's innings win against Bangladesh in their only previous day-night clash.

"In relation to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, we are working with the Victorian Government and the Melbourne Cricket Club on plans to safely host spectators at the iconic event with details to be confirmed in due course.," CA's interim CEO Nick Hockley said in a statement.

"The safety of the Australian community and all participants is our highest priority and we will continue to work with governments across Australia to ensure the schedule proceeds in line with relevant directions and biosecurity protocols."

India Tour of Australia 2020-21

Dettol ODI Series v India

First ODI: November 27, SCG, 2.40pm AEDT

Second ODI: November 29, SCG, 2.40pm AEDT

Third ODI: December 2, Manuka Oval, 2.40pm AEDT

Dettol T20 INTL Series v India

First T20: December 4, Manuka Oval, 7.10pm AEDT

Second T20: December 6, SCG, 7.10pm AEDT

Third T20: December 8, SCG, 7.10pm AEDT

Tour matches

Australia A v India A, December 6-8, Drummoyne Oval

Australia A v Indians, December 11-13, SCG (day-night)

Vodafone Test Series v India

First Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval, 3pm AEDT (day-night)

Second Test: December 26-30, MCG, 10.30am AEDT

Third Test: January 7-11, SCG, 10.30am AEDT

Fourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba, 11am AEDT

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