In Test cricket, why is a pink ball used?

THE ASHES are back in action, and Joe Root's side is looking to avenge their defeat at the Gabba.

Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad are expected to return for the tourists in Adelaide.

On December 16, action begins early in the morning, with a pink ball being used in this Test.

In floodlit conditions, the traditional red ball is too difficult to distinguish.

The white ball used in limited-overs cricket clashes with the players' uniforms and vision screens.

The color of the red balls is dyed, whereas the white and pink balls are painted.

The pink ball, according to the players, softens quickly.

They also predict that it will swing even more.

When the natural light fades, this movement through the air becomes even more pronounced.

The pink ball is used for day/night tests because it can be used in both light and darkness.

As a result, it will be used for the Second Test in Adelaide, which begins at 4 a.m. GMT on Thursday, December 16. Because this is the series' only scheduled day/night match, the regular red Kookaburra will be used for the rest of the series.

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