England's Jonny Bairstow happy with first taste of day-night Test cricket
Last Updated: 23/08/17 5:51pm
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow believes there are still a few tweaks needed to make day-night Test matches work out in the middle.
Edgbaston hosted a first day-night Test with the West Indies, which England won by an innings and 209 runs inside three days.
Despite both the poor weather and collapse by the tourists, who were forced to follow on after England posted 514-8 declared, the event was deemed to have been a success, with Friday's attendance of 23,922 the best for a non-Ashes Test since 2001.
England will take on Australia under the lights for the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval in December, and there have been suggestions a day-night Test could yet become a permanent fixture in home matches going forwards.
Bairstow, though, feels a few logistical problems need to be ironed out as players adapt to the change in playing conditions with the pink ball.
"It was the first time it had really gone dark, obviously earlier on the summer we played, but the lights did not take effect until later on," Bairstow told Sky Sports News.
"Being out in the middle when the ball was perhaps a bit older, it was pretty tough to see.
"I am sure there are going to be some adaptations with potential side screens with lighting maybe at the back of the side screens to lighten up the stands.
"But as for now, yes it was a good experiment and, yeah, there is (another) one coming soon."
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