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Brisbane day-night Test attracts record crowd

Australia have maintained unbeaten record in day-night Test matches
Australia have maintained unbeaten record in day-night Test matches
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Australia's resounding success in hosting day-night Test matches was once again evident in Brisbane as the venue recorded the highest attendance in the first three days of the fifth Test against Pakistan.

In total the game witnessed 66,325 spectators until the first session on day three which is the most for a non-Ashes Test game.

The previous best at the venue was when it attracted 55,947 fans for the Test match against Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney in 2007/08.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland is pleased with the result and thanked everyone at Queensland for making it a successful outing.

“We have seen fans vote with their feet to embrace the day-night concept in Queensland. We’ve managed to break the non-ashes attendance record at the venue in just three days, and we’re looking forward to even more fans enjoying this fantastic spectacle.

“Our sincere thanks goes to Queensland Cricket, Tourism & Events Queensland, Stadiums Queensland and Brisbane Marketing for the support in placing the Gabba as a prime international cricket venue,” said Sutherland

This was also the third day-night Test conducted in Australia - which is the most for any country till now.

At stumps on day three of the first Test, Australia needed eight wickets for victory while Pakistan require an improbable 420 more runs to register a win.

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