Axar Patel, India, Day/Night Test
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Last Update on: June 13th, 2021 at 02:44 pm

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Before 2015, Test matches were only played under the daylight. The Test matches used to start early morning and the day was finished before the evening. However, International Cricket Council (ICC) permitted day-night Test matches in 2012. Three years later, the first-ever Day-Night Test was played between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide in November 2015.

So far, 16 Day/Night Test matches have been played between different countries. All the major Test-playing nations i.e. Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh have played at least one Day/Night Test. In this listicle, we take a glance at bowling records in such Test games. Here are 5 bowlers with the best bowling figures in Day/Night Tests.

5 Bowlers With The Best Bowling Figures In Day/Night Tests

5. Ishant Sharma- 9/78

Ishant Sharma, India,
Ishant Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ishant Sharma holds the 5th spot in this list with the best bowling figures of 9-78 in a Day/Night Test. Bangladesh toured India in November 2019 for a three-match ODI and two-match Test series. The 2nd Test match during the tour was a Day/Night Test. In the match, Ishant Sharma scalped a five-wicket haul in the first innings after conceding 22 runs. Bangladesh were bowled out for just 106 in the first innings.

India responded with 347-9 (d) with a century by skipper Virat Kohli (136). Ishant Sharma picked 4 wickets in the 2nd innings after giving away 56 runs. Bangladesh were bowled out for just 195 and India won the match by an innings and 46 runs. In total, the right-arm pacer Sharma picked 9 wickets for 78 runs and won the player of the match award.

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