Pitch report: The Adelaide Oval

One suspects the toss-winning skipper will bat first, to get settled before the lights come on in the middle session. And the deck will flatten out as the game goes on and the grass fades.

Black Caps want to extend unbeaten run

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says the Black Caps will head into the third and final Test against Australia, starting in Adelaide on Friday, with a sense of excitement, and not just because they will play with a pink ball.

Third Test preview: Australia v New Zealand

The first-ever day-night Test has arrived, and New Zealand will hope their extra preparations will work in their favour as they look to level the series against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Hesson: Williamson doesn't lose his cool

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says Australia can try to bore batsman Kane Williamson into giving his wicket away in the third Test, but that such a tactic probably won't work.

Hesson: Pink ball Tests could be the norm

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels that if the first day-night Test in Adelaide goes well, the revised format could well become the norm in the next few years.