Indian women to play maiden pink ball Test in Australia later this year

The Indian women’s cricket team will compete in its maiden day-night Test from September 30 to October 3 when it tours Australia this year.

The match will be played in Perth, which hasn’t hosted a day-night game as yet, Cricket Australia said after BCCI secretary Jay Shah Shah made the initial announcement.

“Taking forward our commitment towards women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia,” Shah tweeted.

The Indian women’s team, which will play its first Test in seven years from June 16 in England, will compete in another one during the tour of Australia.

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The team will also play three ODIs (from September 19 to 24) and as many T20 International matches (from October 7 to 11) Down Under. India last played a Test against Australia in 2006.

The pink ball Test between India and Australia will be only the second such match to be held in the history of women’s cricket.

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