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Australia vs Pakistan: Pat Cummins describes pink-ball Tests as a 'whole different' format compared to red-ball fixtures

  • Asian News International
  • November 24th, 2019
  • 21:42:27 IST

Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins feels that pink-ball Tests are going to be almost a different format.

"Pink ball is going to be a whole different almost format to what it was out here," cricket.com.au quoted Cummins as saying.

Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates after he got the wicket of Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne, not shown, during the cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

File image of Australian pacer Pat Cummins. AP

Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the first Test match at the Gabba, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The second match will be a day-night Test.

Since the pink-ball Test concept, Australia have won all the five matches they have played so far. Three of those victories came in Adelaide, the venue where they will take on Pakistan.

"It felt like once the ball got soft there wasn't a lot of sideways movement and they played really nicely, especially when we gave them some width," Cummins said.

"Hopefully Adelaide, our record there is really good, we know the conditions well, it'll be a bit of a different game, I think," he added.

The second Test between Australia and Pakistan will begin on 29 November.

Updated Date: November 24, 2019 21:42:27 IST

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