New Zealand today achieved what the Aussies had not been able to do this year: winning a test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. The Black Caps beat the home side by 123 runs in Abu Dhabi on the final day of third test, to claim the series 2-1. NZ’s win was set up by a fifth-wicket partnership of 212 between captain Kane Williamson (player of the match) and Henry Nicholls during the second innings. During this test, Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest bowler in history to pick up 200 test wickets, breaking a 82-year record set by Australian leg spinner Clarrie Grimmett. Grimmett reached 200 wicket milestone in his 36th test, Shah broke the record in his 33rd test. Shah was named player of the series.
25,693 to be exact. CA will be hoping for a bigger crowd this weekend with cooler weather, however the total closure of Adelaide’s suburban rail network (to allow the relocation of rail control centre from the CBD to Dry Creek in the northern suburbs) at the same time will have a big impact on traffic around Adelaide Oval.