Smith: We’d be happy to play pink ball Test against SA


Australia captain Steve Smith says they would be happy to play a day/night Test against South Africa later this year, contrary to AB de Villiers saying that both teams were reluctant to play with the pink ball.

The Proteas Test captain, De Villiers said he and a few of teammates discussed the idea of playing one of the Tests, scheduled for later this year, under lights with the Australia team when they toured to South Africa last month.

However, Smith revealed a different side to the conversation they had with the Proteas team regarding the historic game, which Australia and New Zealand first played in November last year in Adelaide.

Smith told Cricket Australia's website: "I know having spoken to them (the South Africans), a few of their older players were keen to experience day-night Test cricket before they finish playing.

"The feedback we gave them was that Adelaide is the best place to play it, in our opinion. We're playing one in Brisbane now, but Adelaide is the best place to play it and I think it could work there.

"I don't know where they've got their ideas from. If they wanted to play one we'd be happy to."

Australia are already confirmed to play a Test under lights against Pakistan in Brisbane at the end of the year.