I could see the ball OK until the light started to fade later. My main worries on that score are that it won't offer enough to the bowlers. Whether it would ever offer reverse swing we don't know yet.So the pink ball experiment. Whether it's designed to give test players practice for the day night tests or whether it's to try and help boost county four day crowds by allowing more evening play is a debating point. I favour the former as everything is geared to the national game so how have our test players done with the pink ball?
Cook seems to have no problems with an unbeaten half century. We don't yet know about the three likely starters in the top order from Yorkshire and all may be revealed today.
But Hameed (17) Buttler (2) Stokes (0) and Jennings (6) seem to have struggled. As did the hopeful Gubbins and the former opener for England Compton.
Hard to comment on the bowlers with so many injured or in the lions team but Wood and Anderson in the wickets and let's hope Rashid is today
I left at the supper break, along with lots of others. I don't think these hours fit in with most people's lives. One worry is that it's much safer and less aggravating walking through Headingley at 7 than it will be at 9.30 or later because there are not so many aggressive drunks. And I for one need to have a meal before midnight.