India and Bangladesh will kick-off the two-Test match series with the first game starting at Indore on November 14. However, a lot of eyes are already on the historic second Test to be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata from November 22, as it will be the first-ever Day-Night Test in India.

The Test will be played with an SG pink ball instead of the usually used Kookaburra ball. Also, the match with start at 1 pm and end by 8 pm, keeping the dew factor in mind at Kolkata, as the ball could get really wet after 8 pm. Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Bengal confirmed recently through a tweet that 50,000 people each will watch the Test on the first three days.

The Eden Gardens game will be the 12th Day-Night encounter in the history of Test cricket. Here’s a look at some interesting stats related to Day-Night Tests so far.

Most successful team

Australia are the most successful side in the history of Day-Night Tests till date. In fact, they have a 100 per cent record, winning five out of five Tests played under floodlights. They featured in the first-ever Day-Night Test, played at Adelaide against New Zealand from November 27-December 1, 2015, and won the contest by three wickets.

The Aussies registered two more Test wins at Adelaide — against South Africa by seven wickets in November 2016, and versus England by 120 runs in December 2017. Australia’s two other victories in Day-Night Tests have come at Brisbane — one against Pakistan by 39 runs in December 2016, and the other against Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in January 2019.

Sri Lanka are second on the list of the most successful teams in Day-Night Tests, with two wins in three games. West Indies have the worst record of all, having lost three out of three.

Most runs

Azhar Ali of Pakistan has scored the most number of runs in Day-Night Test encounters. In three matches, he has amassed 456 runs, with one hundred and two fifties at an average of 91.20 . Steve Smith of Australia is the only other batsman with 400-plus runs in Day-Night Tests. He has 405 runs from four Tests, with one hundred and three fifties, and an average of 50.62.

Highest individual score

Azhar Ali also possesses the record for the highest individual score in Day-Night Tests. He made a superlative 302 not out for Pakistan against West Indies at Dubai in a Test played from October 13-17, 2016. Ali hit 23 fours and two sixes in his innings, as Pakistan won the Test by 56 runs. Alastair Cook’s 243 for England against West Indies at Birmingham in August 2017 is the next best on the list.

Most wickets

Australia’s left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc is the most successful bowler in Day-Night Tests. Across five Tests, he has claimed 26 wickets at an average of 23, with one five-wicket haul. As the overall results demonstrate, Australia have dominated Day-Night Tests. Hence, it is no surprise that another Aussie pacer, Josh Hazlewood, is second on the list having claimed 21 wickets in four Tests at an average of 22.42.

Best bowling figures in an innings

West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has to his name the record for the best bowling figures in an innings in Day-Night Tests. He claimed 8 for 49 from 13.5 overs in Pakistan’s second innings, during the Dubai Test in October 2016. However, this was the same contest in which Azhar Ali got 302 not out in the first innings, as a result of which Bishoo’s exploits went in vain. Pat Cummins’ 6 for 23 against Sri Lanka at Brisbane in January 2019 is the next best.

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