Fantasy Cricket – Call of the Third Umpire in Cricket

Have you ever wondered how the third umpire sees a cricket match? Or have you wondered how the decision of a third umpire will affect your fantasy cricket game at 11wickets App?

A few decisions just can’t be taken by umpires on the field during an online fantasy cricket match. That is where a third umpire becomes an advantage. He is the overlord. Soon after taking his time, with the press of a button, he can break a million hearts or offer booming hope.

We all believe how things head on down at the cricket field and on televisions sets.

  1. The first thing is that the fielding team makes an appeal.
  2. The on field umpire draws a box in the air to attract the third umpire.
  3. And then the decision goes upstairs to the third umpire.

Millions of fantasy cricket fans at the stadium and gluing to the television set hold their breath, cross their fingers and after what precisely may seem like an eternity, the light on the board glows. Depending on the colour, we praise or curse the 3rd umpire.

Well, that is what we as the cricket fan see and understand this side of the story. But how is it for the man behind the button? How exactly does he see the game? How exactly does he try to make his decisions?

For, the technology was announced in November, 1992 during a Test match between India & South Africa.

Strangely enough, Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to be given out applying television replay. And in those days, green colour light signal meant out!

Lack of technology

But clearly, the technology was not as ‘advanced’ back in the day.

Little by little, it evolved, and from merely determining run outs, the 3rd umpire had to even evaluate if the ball had cleared the ropes when a fielder dove in for saving a boundary. Or whether the ball cleared for a six or remained in the field.

These people were also given the duty to determine if a catch was cleanly taken.

In addition to these decisions, 3rd umpires have to take decisions for no balls as well. The truth is, that is something they need to check each and every time, unless there is a run out decision to be taken.

And right after the 3rd umpire got more support via the Hotspot and Snickometer. Although he was burdened with deciding caught-behind conundrums.

The roll-out of Hawkeye places the responsibility of Leg Before Wicket decisions on 3rd umpire as well. Not that the technology was not beneficial.

After that Decision Review System (DRS) took place and teams could in fact overturn decisions. Once again, the power went into the hands of the 3rd Umpire.

And simply from a single small screen in 1992, the 3rd umpire’s small little room now looks a little like a big hall with numerous monitors where every angle of the field is shown by the cameras installed for the scrutiny of the 3rd umpires.

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Fantasy Football – A Few Tips for the Beginners

Among the many online sports available these days, fantasy football is the definitely the most exciting to play. There are a lot of variations to play too, but whichever you prefer to choose you will have a lot of fun playing these games.

One thing you should never forget is that fantasy premier league games are very competitive. While there are plenty of prizes to be won, getting to the top of the scoreboard leaving your fantasy football league teammates of 11Wickets App is pretty challenging task.

To play fantasy football league games is certainly overwhelming in the starting. To help you get started, we have a few points, which will give you a boost and help you in making fantasy teams.

Don’t just rely on the last game performance of the player

Perhaps the player you are pondering upon and confused to take on your fantasy football team hasn’t performed well in the last two games. However, he had performed well in the games previous to the last two ones. Chance will be there that he will make a comeback in the game you are playing. Give him a shot just.

Budget sensibly and think about your credits

At 11Wickets App, you get 100 points to choose your team of 11 players. You need to divide your 100 points wisely so that you can take 11 players and make a perfect team. Properly budget your bankroll. Do not spend heavily on the big leagues with heavy entry fees during the high voltage matches. We are not talking about the experts here, when you are a beginner and mid-level fantasy team maker take slow steps to win at the big matches. Spending big at one go and by chance losing hurts. Hence, budget and start slowly.

Have fun

Whether you are an expert of fantasy football games or a new one, have fun playing these games. Do not solely focus on winning cash prizes, enjoy the game you are taking part in. Playing online fantasy football games without enjoying it to the core doesn’t have any significance. These games are a fun way to put forth your football knowledge amongst through your games.

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Fantasy Football – Amazingly Longest Football Goals

In the history of football, there have been some truly astonishing goals scored by the talent football players around the world. So, with 11Wickets App for the fantasy football fans, we have rounded up some of the longest football goals.

Read about these footballers before you pick your fantasy premier league football team online for the next football match, play and win matches.

Asmir Begović (100.5 yards)

The match between Stoke City and Southampton ended in a tie, but it was a tie no one would ever forget. Stoke City’s goalkeeper Asmir Begović shocked us all when he scored from a long goal kick. The goal that no one saw coming earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest goal scored in football at 91.9 meters – which is the equivalent of 100.5 yards or 301 feet, 6 inches.

Matías Dituro (est. 95-100 yards)

Goalkeeper Matías Dituro ended the game with a bang by scoring this long goal from his own penalty area in the 95th minute. The final score was 3-1. While this goal was not officially measured, we estimate its distance at around 100 yards.

Tim Howard (est. 95-100 yards)

Tim Howard’s near-100-yard free kick against Bolton Wanderers earned him a spot on the list of goalkeepers who have scored from a far. Howard has referred to his goal as “cruel” and refused to celebrate out of sympathy against the opposing team’s goalkeeper, Adam Bogadan.

Andy Lonergan (est. 95-100 yards)

Andy Lonergan found the back of the net after scrambling to find open players out on the field. Beautiful punt on his side, terrible goalkeeping on the other side.

Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa (est. 95-100 yards)

From one goal post to another. Malaysia’s keeper, Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa, punted the ball over everyone’s heads and it bounced right into the back of the net.

David Bingham (est. 90-95 yards)

Those who showed up for a midweek friendly left with one memorable experience. San Jose Earthquakes backup goalkeeper David Bingham proved himself by showing everyone that goalkeepers can score too. This stunning goal started from a punt about 90 yards out and ended with nothing but excitement and cheer.

Paul Robinson (est. 80 yards)

Tottenham’s goalkeeper Paul Robinson added a 80-yard goal to his career after scoring his first-ever goal off a free kick against Watford. His first goal was for Leeds United when he headed in a goal against Swindon Town in a League Cup tie.

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Fantasy Football – Tale of Fouls in Football Games

Football has been the most popular sport around the world with a never stopping craze of fantasy football fans. Whether it is a tournament of India or any other nation, the sport brings ultimate excitement and thrill for the fans who gets involved with the sport creating their perfect fantasy premier league dream team at 11Wickets App.

There are many rules and regulations of the sport which are followed by the teams and in many cases by the fantasy football league fans.

When the football is in play, and an offence occurs according to the laws, the referee can consider the offense as a Foul in football.

Direct and indirect free kicks and penalty kicks are awarded for offences committed when the ball is in play by the referee.

We have listed down conditions for a direct and indirect free kick below, based on the severity, and type of offense a caution can be shown to a player, with the color of card depending on the offense.

Direct Free Kick

  1. A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences against an opponent in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
  2. Charges at the opponent
  3. Jumps at the opponent
  4. Kicks or attempts to kick
  5. Pushes the players from opponent team
  6. Strikes or attempts to strike (including head-butt)
  7. Tackles or challenges
  8. Trips or attempts to trip If an offence involves contact it is penalized by a direct free kick or penalty kick
  9. Careless is when a player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making a challenge or acts without precaution. No disciplinary sanction is needed
  10. Reckless is when a player acts with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent and must be cautioned

Using excessive force is when a player exceeds the necessary use of force and/or endangers the safety of an opponent and must be sent off Fouls and Misconduct 98 A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences:

  1. Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area)
  2. Holds an opponent
  3. Impedes an opponent with contact
  4. Spits at an opponent
  5. Indirect Free Kick

An indirect free kick is awarded if a player:

  1. Plays in a dangerous manner
  2. Impedes the progress of an opponent without any contact being made
  3. A player is guilty of dissent, using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures or other verbal offences
  4. Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from the hands or kicks or attempts to kick the ball when the goalkeeper is in the process of releasing it
  5. Commits any other offence, not mentioned in the Laws, for which play is stopped to caution or send off a player

An indirect free kick is awarded if a goalkeeper, inside their penalty area, commits any of the following offences:

  1. Controls the ball with the hands for more than six seconds before releasing it
  2. Touches the ball with the hands after releasing it and before it has touched another player
  3. It has been deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a team-mate
  4. Receiving it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when:
  5. The ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms except if the ball rebounds accidentally from the goalkeeper or the goalkeeper has made a save
  6. Holding the ball in the outstretched open hand
  7. Bouncing it on the ground or throwing it in the air

A goalkeeper cannot be challenged by an opponent when in control of the ball with the hands.

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Fantasy Cricket – Bowlers Taking 7+ Wickets in ODI Matches

The bat and ball in cricket is just like two sides of a coin. Without both of them the game is not complete. That is the reason in the daily fantasy cricket games; we create a balance of both of the players to make a perfect playing XI and compete with the other teams.

Setting up high records is very tough in the limited over matches like the ODI and T20 matches as compared to the test cricket matches. However, if we take the instance of bowlers, we can see that in online fantasy cricket leagues at 11wickets App, we get to score more points with the bowler performing tight in a match, like dismissing lots of batsmen.

Let’s find out the bowlers who have taken 7 wickets and more in one ODI. Read them on and play fantasy cricket at trusted platforms namely the new app of 11Wickets.com (website launched in June 2018.)

Chaminda Vaas from Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas, the left-arm fast-medium of Sri Lankan team ranks the top in dismissing. On 8 December 2001, he records 8/19 against Zimbabwe in Colombo. He holds the economy rate of 2.37 in 8 overs of bowling.

Shahid Afridi from Pakistan

The Pakistani skipper and all-rounder Shahid Afridi who was famous for his legbreak googly took 7/12 against West Indies on 14 July 2013 in Providence. He holds the economy rate of 1.33 in 9 overs of bowling.

Glenn McGrath from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian Glenn McGrath cricketer took 7/15 against Namibia in Potchefstroom on 27 February 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.14 in 7 overs of bowling.

Rashid Khan from Afghanistan

The talented young cricketer of Afghanistan Rashid Khan, who is terrific in his legbreak googly took 7/18 against West Indies in Gros Islet on 9 June 2017. He holds the economy rate of 2.07 in 8.4 overs of bowling.

Andy Bichel from Australia

The right-arm fast-medium former Australian bowler, Andy Bichel took 7/20 against England in Port Elizabeth on 2 March 2003. He holds the economy rate of 2.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka

The former talented cricketer of Sri Lankan cricket team who is rated as one of the best bowler and is famous for his right-arm off break bowling style, Muttiah Muralitharan took 7/30 against India in Sharjah on 27 October 2000. He holds the economy rate of 3.00 in 10 overs of bowling.

Tim Southee from New Zealand

The right-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Tim Southee took 7/33 against England in Wellington on 20 February 2015. He holds the economy rate of 3.66 in 9 overs of bowling.

Trent Boult from New Zealand

The left-arm medium-fast bowler of New Zealand cricket team, Trent Boult took 7/34 against West Indies in Christchurch on 23 December 2017. He holds the economy rate of 3.40 in 10 overs of bowling.

Waqar Younis from Pakistan

The former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler, Waqar Younis is considered as one of the greatest bowlers. He took 7/36 against England in Leeds on 17 June 2001. He holds the economy rate of 3.60 in 10 overs of bowling.

Aqib Javed from Pakistan

Right-arm fast-medium former Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler, Aqib Javed took 7/37 against India in Sharjah  on 25 October 1991. He holds the economy rate of 3.70 in 10 overs of bowling.

Imran Tahir from South Africa

The Pakistani born South African bowler famous for leg break googly, Imran Tahir took 7/45 against West Indies in Basseterre on 15 June 2016. He holds the economy rate of 5.00 in 9 overs of bowling.

Winston Davis from West Indies

This former West Indies cricketer is the first to take 7 wickets in a single ODI match. Winston Davis, who was right arm pacer, took 7/51 against Australia in Leeds on 11 June 1983. He holds the economy rate of 4.85 in 10.3 overs of bowling.

*Records have been compiled as on December 19, 2019

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Fantasy Cricket – Highest Totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

One of the factors in selecting a dream team in online fantasy cricket is the pitch condition. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sharjah was the regular stadium to arrange international cricket matches. It was the period when Sharjah stadium roared into life with all the international team playing matches there.

After 2001, the stadium’s influence declined because of the controversies. And because BCCI decided not to let Indian team play in the ground for their rivalry with Pakistan. Now, again fantasy cricket league teams are heading to that ground and matches are being held. Soon Sharjah is going to regain its declined glory.

Let’s talk about the records created at this ground. Take a look at the highest totals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and keep playing daily fantasy cricket games at 11Wickets App.

Pakistan v New Zealand

Pakistan was playing against New Zealand at the 3rd ODI (D/N) during the New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on December 14 2014. Batting first, the team made a huge score of 364/7 at a run rate of 7.28. The New Zealand team tried to cope up with the score but went down all at 217 at 38.2 overs. Pakistan won the match by 147 runs.

New Zealand v Bangladesh

During the 4th Match of Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah on April 28 1990, New Zealand was playing against Bangladesh. The team scored 338/4 at a run rate of 6.76, batting first. In reply Bangladesh made 177/5 in 50 overs. New Zealand won the match by 161 runs.

Pakistan v West Indies

Playing against West Indies, Pakistan was at 2nd ODI (D/N) during West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on October 2 2016. Batting first, at the end of 50 overs Pakistan made 337/5 with 6.74 run rate. West Indies could reach to 278/7 in their innings of 50 overs. Pakistan won the match by 59 runs.

West Indies v Sri Lanka

During the 5th Match of Singer Champions Trophy at Sharjah on October 16 1995, West Indies and Sri Lanka were playing against each other. Sri Lanka got a target of 334 runs as West Indies scored 333/7 at a run rate of 6.66. The game was exciting and Sri Lanka lost all wickets at 49.3 overs scoring 329 runs. West Indies won the match by 4 runs only.

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe

At the 1st ODI during the Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah on February 9 2018, Afghanistan was playing against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan made 333/5 at 6.66 run rate and in reply Zimbabwe scored just 179 in 34.4 overs. Afghanistan won the match by 154 runs.

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Fantasy Football – The Incredible Mohamed Salah

Whether you have never played fantasy football before or you are a fantasy guru, Mohamed Salah, the superstar of Liverpool Football Club, is one of your best picks for fantasy team at 11Wickets App.

Egyptian International and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is one of the gems in the world of soccer and fantasy premier league games.

Scoring goals is constantly on Salah’s mind which has led to his becoming the fastest player in Liverpool history. Selecting him on the fantasy football team almost leads to the win of the dream team.

Let us know the life of this superstar to know him better before we pick him for another fantasy football league game.

Childhood & Early Life

Mohamed Salah was born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Gharbia, Egypt, to average middle-class parents. Mohamed wasn’t good at academics, which worried his parents. Mohamed tried finding the right balance between his academics and football but he could never improve his academics. Football remained his priority all through his childhood and teenage days.

When he wasn’t playing, he was watching football on television. Among his early idols were some Arabic players. His parents wanted a conventional career for him, but unaffected by his parents’ wishes, Salah kept himself completely engrossed in football.

At first, Salah played football just for fun, but he started taking it as a serious career opportunity when he joined a local youth club ‘El Mokawloon’ in Cairo. It was far away from his hometown and he had to change five buses to reach the academy, which further harmed his academics, but his passion for the game kept him focussed.

In May 2010, at the age of 18, he was finally accepted into the senior team of his club. At first, Salah mostly played as a substitute player but eventually, as his game improved, he became a regular forward in the team. Around 2012, the ‘Egyptian Premier League’ faced a shut down and the fate of many of its players became uncertain.

Career Graph of Mo Salah

Creating his own league

When the ‘Port Said Stadium Disaster’ threatened the existence of the ‘Egyptian Premier League,’ Swiss club ‘Basel’ offered him a contract. In April 2012, signed a four-year contract with Basel. He made his ‘UEFA Championship League’ debut in the same year and in the ‘Europa League’, and scored on many crucial occasions to help his team reach the semi-finals, where they eventually lost.

Crucial role in Swiss Super League

Salah played an important role in Basel’s 2012-13 ‘Swiss Super League Championship’ victory, and a great performance in the Swiss Cup, where they finished runners up. In the beginning of the next season, Salah was part of the Basel squad that won the ‘Uhren Cup.’

Playing for Chelsea

He performed very well against Chelsea in two matches within a few weeks, which made the club interested in him. In January 2014, he joined Chelsea.

In February 2014, Salah debuted for Chelsea in the ‘Premier League’ against ‘Newcastle United’ and scored his first goal against Arsenal in March. Before the beginning of the 2014-15 season, it was reported that Salah could go back to Egypt to complete his mandatory military training, but as it turned out, Salah had met the Egyptian Prime Minister and got himself exempted.

Loan to Florentina

In February 2015, Chelsea loaned him to Italian club ‘Fiorentina,’ which was valid until the end of 2015-16 season. On February 14, he made his debut for the club, and at the end of the season, Salah showed his reluctance to join ‘Fiorentina’ back. He was interested in joining another Serie A team ‘A.S. Roma’ instead.

Transferred to Roma

In August 2015, he transferred to ‘Roma’ on loan. In September 2015, ‘Fiorentina,’ miffed with Chelsea’s breach of contract, filed a case, but it was later settled and Salah stayed with ‘Roma.’

By the end of his first season for ‘Roma,’ Salah emerged out as the ‘Best Player’ of the Season and also the top scorer with 15 goals. In 2016, Roma’s management approached him for a permanent deal and he agreed to it. Despite signing a long-term deal with ‘Roma,’ Salah couldn’t resist an offer by ‘Liverpool’ in 2017.

Long-term contract with Liverpool

In June 2017, Salah agreed to a long-term contract with Liverpool for 50 million Pound, which was a club record. He, thus, became Liverpool’s first ever Egyptian player and scored in his debut match against ‘Watford.’ He was named as ‘Player of the Month’ for August by Liverpool fans.

Egyptian Messi’s games

In one of his matches against ‘Watford,’ he scored 4 goals to secure a 5-0 victory for his team. This was his first hat-trick for ‘Liverpool’ and by the end of the season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 36 goals.

He has represented the Egyptian junior teams in U-20 and U-23 teams in 11 games, including the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup’ and 2012 ‘Summer Olympics.’ He eventually became a part of the Egyptian national team and played with the team in the 2014 ‘World Cup’ qualifiers, where he scored in almost all games to get his team to the final stages.

In the 2017 ‘Africa Cup of Nations,’ he turned out as one of the leading goal scorers and helped his team to the finals. He also earned a place in ‘CAF Team of the Tournament.’ During the 2018 ‘FIFA World Cup Qualifications,’ he was the top scorer for his team with five goals.

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Fantasy Cricket – Proud Moments in Women’s Cricket

At 11wickets App for Android/iOS we have seen many young women participating in daily fantasy cricket games. During the Vedic period, women have always been given the highest level of respect, freedom, protection and safety.

The history of women’s cricket is so rich that it has witnessed many records being made and broken since 1745. There have been some interesting moments when women’s cricket has given a tough fight to men’s cricket. Not just in real matches, we have seen women giving tough competition to men in online cricket games as well.

We have listed five such times when women’s cricket has been phenomenal. Read on and play fantasy cricket games to win exciting cash prizes.

First Test

The first women’s test match was played between England and Australia in Brisbane in the year 1934. New Zealand joined next year and for the initial 25 years, these three teams were involved in women’s test. The next team was South Africa who started to play in 1960 and India joined in 1976.

First World Cup

Women’s cricket saw its first world cup in 1973, two years before the men’s one in 1975. Seven teams from England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, an International XI, and a Young England side participated and England came out as the debutant winner.

First 100 and 10-Wicket Haul

Betty Wilson from Australia was the first ever cricketer, male or female to score a hundred and take ten wickets in the same test match She achieved this feat in her final series in 1958 against England. She also recorded the first hat-trick in women’s test cricket during this achievement.

First ODI 200

Thirteen years before Sachin Tendulkar hit the ODI 200, An Australian female cricketer Belinda Clarke scored the first ever double hundred in the history of one day cricket. She scored 229 off 155 balls in 1997 world cup against Denmark in Mumbai.

First Twins of Cricket

In 1984 when New Zealand Women toured to England, the cricket world got the glimpse of the first twins of cricket. Elizabeth and Rose Signal, born 4th May 1962, became the first twins to feature in test cricket together. Rose after her first appeared never played another test followed by poor performance. Elizabeth continued to play both formats. Rose did a comeback on the ODI format later.

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Fantasy Cricket – 3 Major Records Held by Tendulkar Broken by Kohli

The Kohli die-hard fantasy cricket fans witness him shattering various records almost every time he bats, irrespective of the format.

The current Indian national team skipper is on a record-breaking spree and owns a number of batting records. The daily fantasy cricket fans of 11Wickets App has witnessed him breaking important records which were formerly owned by batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar.

In our today’s post, we will look into the three important records once held by Tendulkar. Read on and play online fantasy cricket matches with your friends and family.

Quickest to 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach the milestone of fastest to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.  The Indian captain achieved the feat in 205 innings while Tendulkar touched the five-figure mark in 259 innings.

Fastest to 20,000 runs in international cricket

Kohli is the quickest batsman of the international cricket world to make the fastest 20,000 runs during this last World Cup. Before the Robin-round match against Windies Team, Kohli was short of just 37 runs to reach the milestone. He took 36 innings less than Brian Lara and Tendulkar, both of whom took 453 innings to reach the mark.

Highest rating for any Indian batsman in ICC ranking

As if finishing as the highest run-scorer in the three-match series against the New Zealand team in 2017, Kohli claimed best career rating points by any Indian batsman. He also reached the top spot in ODI rankings. With 889 points, he crossed Sachin’s record, which he achieved in 1997. Kohli had scored 263 runs in the three-match ODI series which included two centuries.

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Fantasy Cricket – Day and Night Test Match History

Amongst the many formats of cricket matches, the fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets app for Android/iOS are now inclining over test series.

The test matches are gaining their lost momentum with the start of day and night matches again. With the Pink Ball Day & Night Test Match of India vs Bangladesh in November 2019, the craze has risen for the daily fantasy cricket fans.

Interestingly, even the online fantasy cricket fans who are not keen viewers of Test Matches have increasingly begun to follow it. A lot of people who want to know more about Day-Night Test Match, this post will walk you through some of the most important aspects of the Day-Night Cricket Test Match. Read on and play fantasy cricket leagues to win exciting prizes.

Knowing the History of Day-Night Cricket

Though the world knew much about day-night cricket only much later in the late 70s when Kerry Packer made it popular, the first game under the floodlights was played in 1952.

It was played at the Arsenal Stadium, where floodlights were installed in the summer before for football. The cricket match was played between the Arsenal Football Club and Middlesex County Cricket Club for the benefit of Jack Young.

It took two decades and a disgruntled media mogul to bring day and night matches back to popularity. It was not without difficulty that Kerry Packer made this format of the game popular. The tests that were played under the lights were not big crowd-pullers.

But the shorter format with just 50 overs attracted a lot of crowds.

Due to the disagreement between Packer and the Australian Cricket Board, the traditional cricket grounds were not available for the day-night matches. This forced the World Cup Series matches to be conducted in football stadiums, trotting tracks, and showgrounds. It was here for the first time “drop-in” pitches were used.

Day-Night Test Match for the First Time Ever

Many other things were done for the first time other than the timing. The name tests could not be used for the Kerry Packer tests and hence the name “supertests” was used for the first time.

It was in the first season of 1977-78 that for the first time, helmets were used in cricket.

This was because the WSC had adopted a more aggressive style of cricket to attract more people to

The Beginning of the Day-Night Test Matches

But the day & night format will come much later to the test matches. Though most countries welcomed the short format of the day & night matches England remained hesitant to join the bandwagon.

Another outcome of the day & night matches was the use of pink balls. In 2000 for the first time, pink balls were used in the official day & night match in West Indies between Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.

Cricket Australia, the Indian Premier League, and the Bangladesh Cricket League also tried playing with the pink balls. Abu Dhabi hosted the curtain raiser game for the English cricket season as a day & night match using pink balls. The match had a good response.

It will be interesting to note that the first day & night first-class test match was played in India during April 1997, much earlier than it will hit the international cricket circuit. But only white balls were used in this Ranji Trophy final match between Delhi and Mumbai.

The first international day & night test match was played at the Adelaide Oval on the 27th of November 2015 between Australia and New Zealand. The series was of three day & night test matches using pink balls.

In October 2016 Dubai hosted the second day & night test match which was played between Pakistan and West Indies where Pakistan team was the winners. Australia also hosted two day & night test matches. One was against South Africa and the other against Pakistan. In August 2017 England also started playing the day & night test matches.

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