India will play their third day-night Test when they face England in the third Test at Ahmedabad on February 24. In their previous two Day-Night Tests, they won the first against Bangladesh at Kolkata and lost the second against Australia at Adelaide where they were bowled out for their lowest Test score of 36. 

Cricwizz takes a look at some of the unique stats concerning Day-Night Tests.

Australia and New Zealand faced the first Day-Night Test at Adelaide in 2015. Australia won the match by 3 wickets.

Australia Day/Night test
Australia won the first-ever D/N test match (Image Credits: Cricshots)


A total of 15 Day-Night Tests have been played since the first one was played in 2015. 

Australia have played the most Day-Night Tests (8) and won all of them.

Adelaide Oval has hosted the most Day-Night Tests (5) among all cricketing venues.


draws in Day-Night Tests. All 15 Day-Night Tests have seen a result, with Australia winning 8, Sri Lanka 2, and one each by India, New Zealand, England, South Africa, and Pakistan.

matches out of 15 Day-Night Tests have been decided by an innings win, with Australia winning two of them. England, South Africa, New Zealand, and India were the other winners of Day-Night Tests by an innings margin. 

In women’s cricket, only 1 Test has been played under the floodlights. Australia women's team drew the Day-Night Test against England eves at Sydney in 2017.

Josh Hazlewood 

Josh Hazlewood Tests
Josh Hazlewood  (Image Credits: CricketCountry)

was the first player to take a five-wicket haul in Day-Night Test. He took 6/70 against New Zealand in the first Day-Night Test at Adelaide in 2015.

Azhar Ali 

Azhar Ali Tests
 Azhar Ali (Image Credits: Cricket Australia)

was the first centurion in Day-Night Test, hitting 302 not out against West Indies at Dubai in 2016.

West Indies have lost all their three Day-Night Tests. They lost one each to Pakistan, England, and Sri Lanka. They are the only Test team apart from Bangladesh, Ireland, and Afghanistan who are yet to win a Day-Night Test.

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