Australia are unbeaten from eight day-night Tests, while England have one win and three losses from their four pink-ball encounters.

With the fifth Test relocated to a day-night fixture in Hobart, tomorrow's Test in Adelaide will be the first of two pink-ball Tests in this Ashes series.

The two sides have met in one day-night Test, which was a thumping 120-run victory to Australia during the the 2017/18 Ashes series.

England's sole pink-ball victory came against the West Indies in 2017, which has been followed by losses to Australia in 2017, to New Zealand in 2018 (an innings and 49 runs) and to India in 2021 (ten wickets).

Day-night Tests have not only called forth commercial fruits for organising bodies, but they have added a new dynamic to the sport - the pink ball is proved to behave differently.

Seam bowlers are the major beneficiaries of the format's advent. Cricviz analysis reveals that in day-night Tests in Australia, the new pink ball swings by an average +0.90 degrees in the first 10 overs, compared to around 0.84 for the red ball. The pink Kookaburra seams 0.66 degrees on average, compared to 0.55 for the red Kookaburra.

The narrative remains that England may have an advantage with the pink ball by reintegrating Stuart Broad and James Anderson into the side - due to their close association and love of swing bowling in English conditions. But Australia's bowling attack have a marginally better pink-ball record, perhaps offset by playing more matches.

Mitchell Starc is the most damaging pink-ball prospect in world cricket, with his tally of 46 wicket the highest. Pat Cummins also has formidable form, taking 26 wickets at a solemn average of just 16.23. Josh Hazlewood, who will miss the Test, actually has the worst pink-ball record of Australia's fast-bowling trio.

Anderson was left out of the first Test at the Gabba in order to remain fresh for Adelaide, where he took 5/43 in the 2017/18 Ashes day-nighter. He has taken 14 wickets at an average of 19.3 in day-night Tests, while Broad has 10 wickets at 27.3

Conversely, batting records plummet during day-night Tests, with an overall batting average of 28.04 runs per wicket in pink-ball Tests in Australia, down from 36.94 for a 'day' Test.

Interestingly, Australia's batting average in day-night Tests is 37.01 runs per wicket, higher than England's 22.72.

Pink ball Tests have also called forth some memorable batting capitulations - In 2018, England were bowled out for just 58, while India recorded their lowest Test total last year in Adelaide.

Batting time has also proven more difficult as we are yet to record a draw from 16 overall matches.