Times of India – PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): The one-off day-night Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe, starting on Tuesday, will be staged under experimental playing conditions.

Summary

  • PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): The one-off day-night Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe, starting on Tuesday, will be staged under experimental playing conditions.
  • As in five-day games, an extra half hour can be added in order to complete the overs.The first two sessions of play will be two hours 15 minutes each, instead of two hours, with a 20-minute tea break instead of a lunch break after the first session.
  • The sunset in Port Elizabeth will be between 7.30pm and 7.31pm on the four days of the match, half an hour into the last session.It is the first Test match since 1972/73 to be scheduled over four days.
  • Until then, Test matches were played over varying numbers of days, from three to six – and on a number of occasions were “timeless”, played over an unlimited number of days until a result was achieved.
  • It lasted four days.The South Africa-Zimbabwe match will be the eighth day-night Test and the first to be played in South Africa.


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