A pink ball will be used in New Zealand A's second tour match in India although it will remain a daytime fixture.

Indian officials will continue its domestic pink ball trial by employing it in the four-day match involving India A at Vijayawada starting on Saturday.

It is the second of two matches, with the tourists having crashed to an innings and 31-run loss in the first, which employed the traditional red ball.

A lack of floodlights at the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground means the match will have the same orthodox hours.

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New Zealand Cricket gave its approval to use the pink ball, which is gaining traction in the international game.

NZC will host its first day-night Test against England, at Auckland, in March.

The Black Caps played in the first-ever day-night Test, against Australia in Adelaide two years ago.

- AAP