What is the AUS vs PAK pink test match, meaning, how to donate for charity and Australia records

What is the AUS vs PAK pink test match, meaning, how to donate for charity and Australia records

Here is all you need to one about the Pink Test between Australia vs Pakistan and how to donate along with Australia’s records

The third and final Test between Australia and Pakistan is scheduled for January 3 in Sydney. It will be their 16th Test match together. Before the game, both teams took photos for the Pink Test.

What is the AUS vs PAK pink test match in cricket, meaning, how to donate for charity and Australia record

Australia has played 15 Pink Tests till date, winning eight, drawing six and losing just one and the only team to beat Australia in the Pink Test is England, in 2011, when it won by an innings and 83 runs.

For the third Test against Pakistan, Pat Cummins has disclosed that Australia will field an unchanged lineup. He has also expressed confidence that the SCG will produce a quality pitch for David Warner’s final outing.

For Pakistan, many were startled by the decision made by captain Shan Masood and head coach Mohammad Hafeez to rest Shaheen Afridi and offer youthful Saim Ayub an opportunity instead of Imam-ul-Haq. Since Shaheen will be leading Pakistan nonstop for the next few months, he has been allowed a break and not because he is injured.


Meanwhile, the Sydney Cricket Ground welcomes a special fusion of sport and charity with the 16th annual Pink Test as Australia gets ready for another cricket season. The Pink Test is a perfect illustration of how sports can benefit society off the pitch.

What is a Pink Test?

The first Test of the year, held in Sydney, is referred known as the “Pink Test.” In honour of Glenn McGrath’s late wife Jane McGrath and her battle with breast cancer, the Australian players wear loose pink clothing, and the stands are decorated in pink.

The third day of the Sydney Test match, known as Jane McGrath Day, sees the temporary renaming of the Ladies Stand as the Jane McGrath Stand.


2009 saw the inaugural Pink Test between Australia and South Africa, one year after Jane’s death.

Following his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2005, McGrath founded the McGrath Foundation. Together with Cricket Australia, this organisation raises awareness of the issue and gathers donations for patients and survivors. On its website, the charity claims that the Pink Test has assisted in raising more than $22 million for its programmes.


How to donate for the Pink Test?

Anyone can donate to the Pink Test by visiting the McGrath Foundation site. Click here to visit. By clicking, you will be asked to “choose your donation” for single or monthly. The site stated:

Your donation will help McGrath Breast Care Nurses provide free support to patients and their families experiencing breast cancer.”