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Maiden Ashes day-night Test confirmed for Adelaide in December 2017

The Guardian logo The Guardian 13/12/2016 Will Macpherson
The sun sets over Adelaide Oval as Australia face South Africa in a day/night Test match last month. © Getty Images The sun sets over Adelaide Oval as Australia face South Africa in a day/night Test match last month.

The Adelaide Oval has been confirmed as the venue for the first ever day/night Test between England and Australia. The game will be the second Test of the 2017-18 Ashes series on 2-6 December 2017.

The series will open at the Gabba in Brisbane on November 21 before moving to Adelaide, then Perth before Christmas. The third Test will either take place at the historic Waca Ground or the new Perth Stadium if that is completed in time. The series will be rounded off with the traditional fixtures in Melbourne on Boxing Day and Sydney in the first week of 2018.

Following the Ashes, England will play five one-day internationals against Australia, before taking part in a T20 international tri-series with the World Cup finalists, Australia and New Zealand. The competition will take place across the two countries, with the teams playing each other twice before a final at Auckland’s Eden Park on 21 February.

England tour of Australia and New Zealand 2017-18 fixtures:

Ashes series

First Test – Australia v England, Gabba - 23-27 November

Second Test – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval (day-night) - 2-6 December

Third Test – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) - 14-18 December

Fourth Test – Australia v England, MCG - 26-30 December

Fifth Test – Australia v England, SCG - 4-8 January

ODI series

First ODI – Australia v England, MCG – 14 January

Second ODI – Australia v England, Gabba – 19 January

Third ODI – Australia v England, SCG – 21 January

Fourth ODI – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval – 26 January

Fifth ODI – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 28 January

T20 International Trans-Tasman Tri-Series

First T20I – Australia v New Zealand, SCG – 3 February

Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, Hobart – 7 February

Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG – 10 February

Fourth T20I – New Zealand v England, Wellington Stadium – 14 February

Fifth T20I – New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland – 16 February

Sixth T20I – New Zealand v England, Seddon Park, Hamilton – 18 February

Final – TBC, Eden Park – 21 February

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