24 Nov 2015

Adelaide Oval will be ready in time

6:16 am on 24 November 2015

Organisers are working furiously to get the Adelaide Oval ready for Friday's historic day-night cricket Test match between Australia and New Zealand.

The Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval Photo: PHOTOSPORT

50 thousand fans rocked on the ground on Saturday night at the ACDC concert.

A stadium spokesman Darren Chandler says head curator Damian Hough and his team had been working "around the clock" since the concert in preparation.

"The pitches went in Sunday night - Damian and the team are delighted with how it's gone," Mr Chandler said.

"Damian prepares a pitch that will go for a five-day Test match and give both the bowlers and the batsmen a terrific opportunity.

"No doubt there will be a lot of speculation over the next few days, but Damian has done a great job."

Some of that speculation will be coming from Australia, as it looks to decide whether to include Stephen O'Keefe in the final 11, as a second spinning option.

Australia lead the series 1-nil.

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