England, Australia Women team to play first ever pink ball Ashes Test

England, Australia Women team to play first ever pink ball Ashes Test

Australia players celebrate after Ellyse Perry dismisses Lydia Greenway. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images)

England will take on their arch-rivals Australia in the first ever day-night Test match of women Ashes when they will tour the rank number one team from 22 October 2017. The multi-format series will comprise three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) one Test match and three T20Is as announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) today. The point system will give the winning side four points for the one and only

The point system will give the winning side four points for the one and only four-day Test match (two points would be awarded in event of draw) and two points each for  ODIs and T20s.

The oldest rivalry was designated as “THE WOMEN ASHES” back in 1998 series which was won by England. In 2013, a new Ashes series was produced that included ODIs and T20Is with the Test matches.

“We are thrilled to be taking part in the first ever Women’s Day-Night Test”, said the Director of Women’s Cricket Clare Connor. We hope that this innovation will be exciting for the players and spectators alike. After we initiated the first-ever multi-format Women’s Ashes in England in 2013, we are proud to see our sport continue to develop and make new ground.

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“We will ensure that the England Women team is fully prepared for the unparalleled challenge for the Ashes series down under, with the sole intention of bringing back the trophy back home”, he said.

The North Sydney Oval will host the historic match on 9th of November where England won their 2009 World cup. The visitors who have not played much Test Cricket lately will take on the hosts who are confident after they won their ODI series against New Zealand away from home.

Written by Gautam Chauhan