The pink ball has passed the final hurdle before being cleared for use in the third test on November 27, with the company responsible for the running of Eagle-Eye giving the ball their tick of approval.

The men in charge at Animation Research admitted last week during the day-night Sheffield Shield round that the key tracking device for cricket's DRS was having trouble tracking the pink ball.

However, concerns have now been alleviated after the program was tested on Adelaide Oval, where the match will be played, and the ball passed all tests.

“We had a lot of concerns after doing testing down here (in New Zealand), but actually under the conditions that were there and the pitch that was laid it was really encouraging,” head of Animation Research, Ian Taylor said.

“It was never just about the pink ball, it was about a whole combination of elements. The pitch was designed for the pink ball so that it maintained its colour much better.

“It definitely worked - we’d had no trouble tracking a pink ball in our testing, but once it lost colour it was very difficult. “But on the pitch they’ll be playing on in Adelaide it stayed pink ... It’s a huge relief.”