AUS vs PAK: What is ‘Pink Test’…? When was it played for the first time and what is Australia’s record in it, know everything here-

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The last match of the series between Australia and Pakistan will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 3. This third test match between the two teams will be a pink test match.

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AUS vs PAK: Pakistan cricket team is currently on Australia tour. Where a three-match test series is being played between the two teams. Host Australia has taken a 2-0 lead after winning the first two matches of the series brilliantly. In the last test match, Australia had won by 79 runs. The last match of the series between Australia and Pakistan will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 3.

This third test match between the two teams (AUS vs PAK) will be a pink test match. The name Pink Test will bring to your mind the idea of ​​cricket being played with a pink ball. But pink test does not mean that the match will be played with pink ball. Many of you are unaware of the importance of Pink Test cricket. Let us tell you about Pink Test Cricket and how different it actually is from Pink Test Ball Cricket-

AUS vs PAK: What is Pink Test Cricket…?

The Pink Test is also called the first Test match of the year played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The stands and signs around the ground, including the stumps, are painted pink during matches. It is also associated with the McGrath Foundation. Former Australian player Glenn McGrath lost his wife due to breast cancer.

The purpose behind the Pink Test is to spread awareness about breast cancer. Glenn McGrath started the McGrath Foundation in 2005 after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The first Pink Test took place between Australia and South Africa in 2009, a year after the death of Glenn McGrath’s wife Jane. The Pink Test match between Australia and Pakistan will be its 16th edition.

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Australia has played 15 Pink Test matches so far, out of which the team has won 8 and drawn 6 matches. Australia has lost the Pink Test match only once so far, that too against England. If we tell you about Pink Ball Test cricket, then Pink Ball Test is also called Day-Night Test. Red ball is used in test matches. But there is difficulty in seeing the red ball during night, due to which the pink ball is used.

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